Having a Constipated Bloated Belly Isn’t Fun At All
All the time you’ll hear your female (and even some male) friends complain about their stomachs being bloated whenever they feel full from eating a big meal. But for several people, this problem actually correlates to a more chronic underlying condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects about 24% of women and 30% of men.
Linda Lee, M.D., an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, talks about how bloating is caused and how you can prevent yourself from discomfort.
What is stomach bloating? It is a condition where your stomach feels full and compressed. This usually happens due to gas. Many people have told Lee that their stomachs are bloated just because it sticks out and they don’t like the look of it. As women get older, it is expected for them to have abdominal wall laxity, or looseness, particularly women who have had children before.
The distinction between knowing if your gut is simply full of food, or stool, and having stomach bloating is key when it comes to finding a treatment.
What are some of the causes of stomach bloating?