Bloating, something experienced by up to 30% of Americans on a daily basis, is one of the most common negative symptoms that continuously goes untreated. While bloating can easily be due to something harmless like overeating, it can also be a sign of a potentially dangerous underlying gut disorder.
Typically defined as “any abnormal gas swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area” bloating can often be caused by a hidden food sensitivity.
This can happen when you eat a particular food that your body cannot properly digest. This maldigestion can cause inflammation and other negative symptoms that lead to bloating.
How Do I Cut Down On Bloating?
Small lifestyle changes can be made to reduce bloating like cutting out sugars, resistant starches, and carbonated beverages. However, to be sure you’re not eating anything that exacerbates bloating, it’s best to get tested for food sensitivities. Taking a food sensitivity test will let you know for sure exactly which foods you need to eliminate from your diet.