Gas & Bloating

What are Gas and Bloating

Bloating occurs when your abdomen enlarges and feels full and tight. Your stomach may even look like it’s sticking out. 

Causes of Bloating and Gas?

  • Constipation (less than three bowel movements per week)
  • Gut sensitivity or IBS
  • Eating disorders
  • Diet choice or food sensitivities
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Gynecological issues and menstruation
  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gas
  • Medications
  • Serious illness like cancer
  • Gastroparesis

Treatment of Gas and Bloating

  • Cut out FODMAP foods: Start by removing individual FODMAP groups suspected to cause bloating. If symptoms are severe, consider a strict elimination diet followed by gradual reintroduction to identify problematic foods.
  • Increase fiber intake: Include fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet.
  • Consume kiwifruit: This fruit has shown effectiveness in reducing bloating and constipation.
“Thank you for visiting Forest Hills Gastroenterology & Liver Disease, my goal is to treat my patients in a highly personalized manner and I am dedicated to give you the utmost attention and respect that you deserve. For more infromation on this disease or to schedule a consultation with me, please give us a call or book a tele-health appointment online.”

Albert Shalomov

Dr. Albert Shalomov, MD