Bloating refers to a type of swelling that is enlargement of tissues from fluid retention. Common types include abdominal bloating (i.e. gas build-up, or other causes of abdominal swelling or abdominal distention) or premenstrual bloating. Bloating is due to retention of fluid in the body tissues, which is ...

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Bloating: A puffing up of the abdomen, usually caused by excess gas that has accumulated in the small and/or large intestines. Lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, and other intestinal disorders may increase one's likelihood of experiencing bloating. Gassy foods such as beans, peanuts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale and related ...1

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Causes of bloating or fluid retention include:

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Causes List for Bloating

Possible causes of Bloating (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Common types of bloating (or similar types of edema) include:

Similar Symptoms: Various similar categories of symptoms include:

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Treatments for Bloating

The anti-bloat FODMAP diet A specific type of wheat-free diet may help certain people with wheat sensitivity. Designed originally for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the low-FODMAP diet is now being recommended by dietitians to people ...3

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: Livewell/ digestive-health/ Pages/ cutting-out-bread.aspx

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