Bloat Symptoms. Is there a relationship between bloating and food intolerance?
Yes, there is, although your bloat is not always necessarily caused by an intolerance. If you have suffered badly with bloating but have not identified what is causing these issues, then you may have a food intolerance.
Food Intolerances are a lot more common than most people realise, as there are many people around the world and in the UK not knowing that they are living with food intolerance. Once you have identified your intolerances there are ways to manage them, and if you successfully avoid the offending food item, your bloating will disappear.
Is Bloating common?
Bloating is one of the more common symptoms which customers complain about, and this is often brought about by food intolerance. As one of the more common symptoms, bloating can affect both men and women worldwide, although the mechanics behind bloating are not widely known and understood.
What is Bloat?
Bloat has often been described as appearing in many different formats. The pain and appearance of bloat can range from mild to severe in terms of severity and has been described by some as having a full belly despite barely eating. Others have stated that they are experiencing a heavy and uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen. In some cases, those suffering from bloat have reported that their abdomen feels enlarged, but there is not a visible physical change.
Causes of Bloat
- Food Intolerance
- Gut Bacteria
- Food Sensitivity
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
- Impaired Gas Handling
If you suspect you have a food intolerance or are suffering from a food-related allergy, then you’ll want to understand how it is caused, what it’s doing to your body and whether your symptoms are related to an allergy or intolerance.
There are some symptoms that are very common to food allergies and/or intolerances, and some which can be a sign of many different conditions — making it all the more important to truly identify the root cause or causes.
To find out more about specific symptoms, click the images below.