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A bloated stomach is often caused by overeating rather than serious illness. The problem can also be caused or occur due to the following:

Digestive disorders

Among people suffering from gastrointestinal disorders is common to have abdominal distension.

If you have already been diagnosed with any of these inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, you will have swelling, gas, constipation problems alternating with diarrhea, abdominal cramping, excessive gas release, and dyspepsia or indigestion problems.

Fluid retention or ascites

This can be a sign of more serious health and it is necessary to go to the doctor.

Sometimes it can happen that body fluids are stored around the abdominal circumference, even in the pelvis, you will notice that your clothes fit more tightly.

The causes can be many from an infection to liver disorders, including cancer. It is usually related to other symptoms that you should check: yellowing of the skin in the case of liver disease, weight loss, indigestion, vomiting, and pain. If you do not suffer from liver, kidney or heart diseases this cause is unlikely.


You have realized that after spending a night of partying, consuming alcohol or eating many salty foods, the next day you will still be suffering from a bloated stomach.

This cause occurs because the body tries to recover from the dehydration caused and all the water you drink will be retained, you can also later develop constipation, as the electrolyte imbalances that occur due to alcohol slow down the digestive processes.

Excess gas or sensitivity to food

They are the most common causes: from food allergies, lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, to foods that cause gas. It occurs especially in those foods rich in oligosaccharides, a type of carbohydrate that is difficult to digest.

In addition to the discomfort that you will feel when suffering from a bloated stomach, it causes embarrassing and uncomfortable situations, increasing the need to eliminate gas, both belching and flatulence.

If you have a bloated stomach

Starting an elimination diet can help you identify which food(s) is causing your belly to swell. Some foods that worsen this situation are the following: milk, corn, cereals with gluten, broccoli, cabbage, cabbage, soft drinks, eggs and others such as legumes (beans or beans mainly).

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