Abdominal bloating – or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your belly – occurs when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract fills with air or gas. This uncomfortable, painful feeling can interfere with your daily activities.
Bloating is often accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Abdominal rumbling or gurgles
- Excessive gas
- Frequent burping or belching
- Stomach pain
- Swollen or hard stomach
Causes of abdominal bloating can include:
- Chewing gum
- Crohn’s disease
- Eating or drinking too quickly
- Food intolerance, such as to lactose or gluten
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Wearing loose dentures
- Weight gain
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A broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long- or short-term digestive treatments, you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment to keep your stomach, digestive system, and organs healthy.