Beat the BLOAT
That bloated feeling sucks – so here’s what you can do to try and keep it at bay (and why it happens in the first place!)
You may be familiar with this scenario: you haven’t eaten for hours, yet your stomach feels full. In fact, it’s quite swollen, and possibly hurting too.
You probably know by now that this is bloating, a sensation of fullness in the abdomen that’s usually caused by excess wind or water. It’s not only really uncomfortable, but can be embarrassing if it’s accompanied by burping and farting.
The good news? You’re hardly alone in this. “Bloating as a symptom is surprisingly common.” says Dr Reuben Wong, a gastroenterologist at gutCARE, Gleneagles Hospital. “While we don’t have statistics, it’s one of the most common complaints