7 Things Your Stomach and Digestive System are Trying to Tell You

By HealthSignz | Published: May 30th, 2016

Apart from the discomfort that flatulence and bloating cause, they can also be a source of embarrassment for very obvious reasons. Pay attention to what your stomach and digestive system are trying to tell you.

Bacterial Imbalance:

Bacteria that ferment the food we eat are found in the latter half of the large intestine. When bacterial overgrowth occurs in the small intestine, it leads to gas and travels through the system and appears as flatulence. Stomach flu or an infection changes the composition of the gut flora, resulting in more than normal amounts of gas for a while.

Eating Quickly:

You swallow a lot of air when you eat while multitasking or chewing gum. Your stomach gets inflated and this gas escapes as a burp.

Too Much Dairy:

Your ability to handle milk and milk products decreases as your grow older. Eliminate these from your diet for a few days to see if you are feeling better. If you get gassy every time you eat dairy, it must be the problem.

Gluten Sensitivity/Celiac Disease:

In autoimmune and malabsorption disorders like celiac disease, our body does not react well to gluten. Gas is the only way your body can tell you that it is having trouble digesting certain foods. If you experience discomfort, visit a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

Changing Hormone Levels:

Hormonal imbalances and menopause also trigger gas. Many women experience irregular bowel movement, as they grow older. While the hormone that is possibly responsible for this (oestrogen or progesterone) is not known, exercising and taking probiotics is found to be helpful. 

Constipation:

This irritating condition not only leads to pain and discomfort, but also makes you really smelly as well. Exercise, drink lots of water, and follow a high fibre diet if you are constipated.

Increased Sensitivity:

While you may produce normal amounts of gas, you might be more sensitive and experience bloating, sharp gas pains, flatulence, and more irritation. Known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), consult your doctor for a plan to gain relief from these symptoms as much as possible.

Certain antibiotics can address the problem. Avoid fruits like avocados, cherries, and plums; wheat, onions, and garlic; and legumes like beans, lentils, and soybeans since they cause bloating and gas. 

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