Bloating treatment in Mumbai
Bloating is often caused by problems with digestion, but hormones and stress can also contribute. Sometimes, there's an underlying health condition that's involved. Globus Gastroenterology Hospital offers the advance Bloating treatment in Mumbai. Book your appointment now.
What is a bloated stomach?
A bloated stomach means feeling tight, full, or pressured in your belly. Sometimes, your stomach may look swollen too. It can range from a little discomfort to severe pain. Usually, it goes away on its own, but some people experience it often. Digestive problems and hormone changes can cause bloating that comes and goes. If your bloated stomach doesn't go away, it's important to see a doctor to find out why.
How common is stomach bloating?
Many healthy people, around 10% to 25%, sometimes feel bloated in their abdomen. And for as many as 75% of them, it can be moderate to severe. About 10% of people regularly experience bloating. Among those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it can be as high as 90%. Around 75% of women have bloating before and during their period. However, only 50% of people who feel bloated also have a visibly swollen abdomen.
What causes bloating in the stomach?
When you digest food, gas is a normal part of the process. But if you have too much gas in your intestines, it means something is not right with your digestion. Sometimes, you can swallow air or drink fizzy drinks that make you burp and release gas before it reaches your intestines. The gas in your intestines is mostly produced by bacteria breaking down carbohydrates, which is called fermentation. If there's too much fermentation happening, it means that too many carbohydrates didn't get absorbed properly earlier in the digestion process before reaching the bacteria. This can happen for different reasons. Maybe you ate too much food too quickly, or you might have a specific intolerance to certain foods or a gastrointestinal (GI) disease.
Different things can get stuck in your digestive system like solids, liquids, and gas. This can happen if there's a blockage or problem with the muscles that help move things along. When stuff piles up in your digestive system, there's less space for gas to pass through and other things in your belly. This can make you feel tight and uncomfortable.
Causes of build-up can include:
- Constipation: You may have occasional constipation due to diet or lifestyle factors, or you may have chronic constipation due to an underlying condition. Backed-up poop in your colon causes recently-digested food to stay longer in the intestines, waiting to descend. Everything expands to contain the extra volume, leading to bloat.
- Bowel obstructions When it isn’t backed-up poop obstructing your bowels, it could be something more serious. Both your large and small bowels can become blocked by tumors, scar tissue, strictures, stenosis, or hernias. Inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and diverticulosis can damage parts of your small bowels, creating strictures that narrow the passage of digestive contents.
- Motility disorders Motility disorders can cause constipation, or they can simply cause everything to move more slowly through your digestive tract. These are usually disorders of the muscles and nerves that sense digestive contents in the digestive tract. Examples include intestinal pseudo-obstruction, a condition that mimics the effects of an obstruction when there is none, gastroparesis, partial paralysis of the stomach muscles, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Recent weight gain Weight gained within the last year or so tends to go to your belly first. If you’ve gained ten pounds or more, it’s probably impacting your abdominal volume. This means less room for normal digestive processes, so that even a normal meal may cause you to feel abnormally bloated during digestion. Sometimes weight gain also involves water retention, which can make you feel bloated with fluids in your stomach and elsewhere.
Sometimes, you may have noticed that your stomach gets bloated around your menstrual period. Many women experience this, with about 3 out of 4 reporting bloating before and during their periods. Bloating can also be common during perimenopause when hormones fluctuate. Female hormones, like estrogen, play a role in bloating in different ways, such as affecting fluids, gas, and your sensitivity to them.
Estrogen, for example, can cause your body to retain water. When estrogen levels rise and progesterone levels drop, you might notice bloating from the extra fluids. Additionally, right before your period, your uterus expands, adding to the bloated feeling. Hormones can also interact with your digestive system. Both estrogen and progesterone can affect the speed at which things move through your intestines, which can lead to gas. Estrogen receptors in your digestive tract can also influence how sensitive you are to feeling bloated.
What are the Symptoms of bloating?
When you feel bloated, you might have stomach pain, discomfort, and gas. You may burp a lot and hear noises in your belly, like rumbling or gurgling. If your bloating is severe and you have any of these symptoms, it's important to contact your doctor:
- Blood in your stool
- Noticeable weight loss (without trying)
- Heartburn that is getting worse
- Fever (due to an infection)
When to see a gastroenterologist?
Excessive belching, passing gas, and bloating usually go away on their own or with minor adjustments. If these are the only symptoms you're experiencing, they rarely indicate a serious underlying problem. But if your symptoms persist despite simple changes, it's a good idea to see your gastroenterologist, especially if you also notice:
- Persistent or severe abdominal pain
- Bloody stools
- Changes in the color or frequency of stools
- Unintended weight loss
- Chest discomfort
- Loss of appetite or feeling full quickly
These signs and symptoms could signal an underlying digestive condition. Intestinal symptoms can be embarrassing — but don't let embarrassment keep you from seeking help.
If you're experiencing severe bloating or related symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts at Globus Gastroenterology Hospital. Contact us today for professional care and effective solutions for Bloating treatment in Mumbai. For Globus hospital directions Click Here
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