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There are many potential causes of constant bloating, but in general the problem can be attributed to either diet or the way the body digests. For example, some people find that certain foods cause bloating more than others. In some cases simply eating too much in one sitting go can cause bloating and reducing portion sizes will solve the problem. There are, however, other causes of constant bloating which need to be considered such as a reduction of digestive enzymes in the body.
Constant indigestion and bloating can be uncomfortable and cause a range of different symptoms. For example, the gut will feel swollen and there may be pain, indigestion and flatulence. Although bloating usually only occurs for a short period of time, for some people it is a constant problem. Treating bloating usually focuses on working out the underlying problem and then attempting to fix it.
The most common cause of constant bloating is a person regularly eating too much at meals. Over time, it’s possible to become used large portions and not realize that this is what is causing the bloated feeling. Aside from meals, indigestion may also be caused by consuming a large amount of junk foods that are high in sugar and salt. In this situation solving the problem is a matter of reducing portion sizes to a level that the body can deal with effectively.
Another common cause of bloating is drinking too much during a meal. Not only will liquid fill a up a person’s stomach but it also dilutes the enzymes that are responsible for digestion. This can lead to the food being digested slower than usual and hence cause bloating.
There are a number of other potential causes of constant bloating. For example, some people are intolerant to specific kinds of foods while others don’t chew food correctly. There is also evidence that over time the repeated use of certain medications can cause bloating to occur. Also, as people get older the amount of digestive enzymes in the stomach naturally declines.
To try and reduce the effects of constant bloating a person should initially examine his or her diet. By eliminating foods that are known to cause bloating it is possible to quickly discover whether a certain food is the problem. Not only will this help to reduce the chance of indigestion, but it will often also provide a healthier and more balanced diet.