Bloating in New Orleans, LA

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Bloating is a digestive health symptom often caused by the buildup of gas in one's digestive tract or the retention of excess fluid. Knowing the causes of bloating can help you know what should be done to treat the bloating. It is imperative to listen to the signals your body communicates to you. We encourage you to notice and remember the times and circumstances during which you experience the sensation of feeling bloated. This can help you understand and possibly identify what makes you feel bloated. If you need help determining the source of bloating and are in the New Orleans, LA area, we can help. Connect with Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates as soon as possible to partner with a gastrointestinal provider who can help you experience relief from extreme bloating.

Bloating may arise from a multitude of medical conditions or from several other factors. Some common causes of bloating often include:

  • Gastroparesis
  • Gynecological conditions
  • Eating too quickly (satiety signals can take as much as 20 minutes to reach the brain and signal fullness)
  • Constipation
  • Swallowing air
  • Eating too much
  • Eating hard to digest foods
  • Eating rich and fatty foods

If you are feeling bloated often, start by experimenting with one or more of the recommendations provided below by our New Orleans, LA gastroenterologists.

  • Don’t drink with straws
  • Avoid foods with artificial sweeteners, specifically fructose or sorbitol
  • Avoid any abrupt increase in the quantity of fiber you intake
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Do not smoke
  • Decrease the speed of your food intake
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Go for a walk or exercise
  • Avoid cauliflower

If you are making an effort to avoid foods or practices that generally cause you to suffer from bloating yet continue to experience this symptom, it is important to connect with a gastrointestinal provider at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates. Our team can help you understand and render a diagnosis for your symptoms.

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Bloating is a problem commonly experienced by many people and is attributed to a vast array of causes. Still, if bloating bothers you with great frequency or does not resolve, it could be indicative of an even more concerning health situation. There is help available for bloating in New Orleans, LA. To better understand your symptoms and how to relieve them, reach out to your local Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates to request a consultation with a GI specialist near you. Our team looks forward to helping you control your bloating issues as quickly as possible.

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