Bloating in Tulsa, OK
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What is bloating?
Bloating is a symptom caused by the buildup of gas in the digestive tract, or as a result of the body retaining excess fluid. Knowing what causes bloating can help you know what should be done to alleviate bloating. It is important to pay attention to the signs your body gives you. We encourage you to note the times and circumstances during which you experience bloating. This can help you understand and even identify what makes you feel bloated. If you are looking to figure out the reason for bloating and are in the Tulsa, OK area, we can help. Connect with an Adult Gastroenterology Associates location near you today to consult with a GI provider to help you get relief from uncomfortable bloating.
What causes bloating?
Bloating can develop from a number of conditions or factors. Some common sources of bloating are:
- Gynecological conditions
- Eating too much
- Swallowing air
- Eating fattening or rich foods
- Eating too quickly (satiety signals can take up to 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)
- Eating food that is difficult to digest
If you are experiencing bloating and are unsure of the cause, reach out to our GI providers to get an assessment of your symptoms.
How can I treat and prevent bloating?
If you feel bloated often, start by trying a few of the suggestions recommended by our Tulsa, OK gastroenterologists.
- Avoid cabbage, lentils, beans, carrots, apricots, and prunes
- Avoid drinking through straws
- Avoid any abrupt increase in the amount of fiber you intake
- Slow down your rate of eating
- Exercise or take a walk
- Don’t smoke
- Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, especially fructose or sorbitol
- Do not drink carbonated beverages
- Do not chew gum
If you are avoiding foods or practices that typically cause bloating but you continue to experience it, we recommend that you reach out to a GI specialist at your nearest Adult Gastroenterology Associates location. We can help you identify the cause of your discomfort.
Get help for your bloating today
Bloating affects many different people and is caused by a number of different factors. If you are experiencing bloating and cannot resolve it by avoiding certain foods or practices, it could be a sign of a more serious health condition. Help is available for bloating in Tulsa, OK. To better understand your symptoms and how to alleviate them, reach out to Adult Gastroenterology Associates to request a consultation to meet with a gastrointestinal provider. Our team looks forward to the opportunity to begin helping you control your bloating as quickly as possible.
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