“ Why do you feel bloated?
Gas and air
Gas is the most common cause of bloating, especially after eating. Gas builds up in the digestive tract when undigested food gets broken down or when you swallow air. Everyone swallows air when they eat or drink. But some people can swallow more than others, especially if they are:
eating or drinking too fast
wearing loose dentures
Burping and flatulence are two ways swallowed air leaves the body. Delayed emptying of the stomach (slow gas transport) in addition to gas accumulation can also cause bloating and abdominal distension.
Other causes of bloating may be due to medical conditions. These include:
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)
hormonal flux (especially for women)
giardiasis (intestinal parasite infection)
eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
mental health factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, and more
These conditions cause factors that contribute to gas and bloating, such as:
overgrowth or deficiency of bacteria within the GI tract
altered gut motility
impaired gas transit
abnormal abdominal reflexes
visceral hypersensitivity (feeling of bloating in small or even normal body changes)
food and carbohydrate malabsorption
Abdominal bloating can also be a symptom of several serious conditions, including:
pathologic fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer), liver disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure
celiac disease, or gluten intolerance
pancreatic insufficiency, which is impaired digestion because the pancreas cannot produce enough digestive enzymes
perforation of the GI tract with escape of gas, normal GI tract bacteria, and other contents into the abdominal cavity”
Go get a doctor to prescribe a MIR and an Ultrasound as well as a Ct scan. I had water retention in the belly too and subsequent to that I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. I don't want to scare you but I ended up getting a life sentence of 8-12 months. It's been 13 months but I am going down hill slowly. I take 1-3 water pills daily depending on my bloating condition. I also have GERD but don't know if this is contributing to my caner.
My gut/bloating issues:
I used to have bloating and gut (constipation/diarrhoea) issues. Very uncomfortable. Anyway I was scheduled for tests to see what it was (or wasn’t) and in the mean time I tried a gluten free diet for other reasons. Within 2 weeks my gut issues cleared up. Since then I also gave up dairy and that helped immensely with my arthritis symptoms.
Now if I accidentally ingest either gluten or dairy my symptoms return. So I know for sure my issues are food related.
I not saying don’t go see your doctor, I think you should. Just saying that food is a good place to start.
Nothing came up on my tests BTW.
I agree with the above poster, I would ask your doctor, and watch your salt intake.
Also, you could be having a build up of gas, as the info that the above poster pasted, it is very common, I get it often, usually when eating when stressed, or not doing proper breathing techniques.
Sodium chloride is salt
You have asked your question in the hepatitis C community do you have hepatitis C?
You should ask your doctor for proper diagnosis and any for any treatment advice.