Myths about bloating, which urgently need to dispel

Myths about bloating, which urgently need to dispel


Bloating problem that once faced each, however, it is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. This symptom has acquired a large number of myths. Television channel CNN asked several experts to refute common misconceptions.

Myth # 1. All bloating have a common cause. A feeling of excessive fullness or stomach discomfort after eating symptoms bloating, the cause of which may be different.

Often people engage in self-diagnosis, which often has little to do with the real causes of their symptoms, said Pashinski Eugenia (Yevgenia Pashinsky), a gastroenterologist at the Medical center of mount Sinai (Mount Sinai Hospital), new York.

According to Pashinsky, some people are more susceptible to bloating, for example, with diseases such as gastroparesis (slow emptying of the stomach), functional dyspepsia (inability of the stomach wall to relax and accommodate the food) and bacterial overgrowth syndrome in the small intestine.

In addition, the feeling that you are bursting can give excess gas in the gastrointestinal tract, constipation or aerophagia increased swallowing of air while eating.

Myth # 2. You don’t need the help of a doctor or nutritionist. A visit to a gastroenterologist or nutritionist about flatulence will give you the opportunity to obtain the most accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan, to avoid nutrient deficiency and to exclude more serious problems.

Although bloating can be something as simple as lactose intolerance or mild constipation, it can be something as serious as a malignant tumor of gastrointestinal or gynecological nature. And you don’t learn it online, told Pasinski. I firmly believe that everyone should receive nutritional assessment as part of their General medical care, regardless of whether there are symptoms or not.

Myth # 3. The reason for the bloating is a bacterial imbalance. In the gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by trillions of bacteria, which can be divided into three groups. The first probiotic or beneficial, the second commensals (neutral), and the third conditionally pathogenic or harmful bacteria.

There is a popular idea that if you feel bloating or much gas, you overrepresented the bad bacteria and too little good bacteria and that there is some imbalance causing you excess gas, or discomfort, or constipation, explained Tamara Siphon-Fraiman (Tamara Freuman su Leonhard), registered dietitian, author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer. This incredible simplification and not necessarily true.

Therefore, adding the good bacteria in probiotics will not cure these symptoms.

By the way, probiotics, as many have noted, increase flatulence. The fact that the good bacteria also roam and, accordingly, produce a large amount of gas in the digestive tract.

Myth # 4. Certain foods can eliminate bloating. There are no magical products that can help to reduce flatulence. Pivotdiagram, nutrition and dietary regimes, is addressed to the specific cause of your bloating, can help reduce symptoms, but there is no magic in, say, asparagus that will cure your a really distended belly, said Siphon-Freuman.

In fact, for some asparagus or celery it is those products, which increases flatulence. Logging food and symptoms will help to determine what is in the diet triggers these symptoms.

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