Bloating update: Irritable bowel syndrome, essential oils for bloating, and lactose intolerance

By: Bel Marra Health | Colon Health | Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 05:00 AM

IBS and bloatingFeelings of bloating often leave you unable to button your pants as your stomach grows in size and you feel sluggish. It’s possible that it could simply be something you ate that’s making you feel this way, but all you know is that you feel uncomfortable.

Bloating can occur for many different reasons, so to get you more acquainted with the subject, we have compiled a list of our most informative articles on the subject. You will find useful information on bloating and its relation to irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance. We have also included treatment options in the form of essential oils for bloating.

Irritable bowel syndrome and bloating: Changes to gut microbiota and specific diets to blame?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and bloating may be caused by gut microbiota alterations and specific diets. Researcher Professor Giovanni Barbara said, “Contrary to this view, recent findings suggest that IBS is linked to clearly detectable gut microbiota alterations. Additionally, bloating can be related to specific kinds of diet, thus opening up promising paths towards an efficient disease management.”

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder affecting 20 percent of the western population. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, bowel movement discomfort, and bloating. Bloating has been found to be the most bothersome symptom among IBS patients. Continue reading…

7 reasons for your bloating, gas, and constipation  sluggish digestion

Do you suffer from bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea? If you do, you’re not alone. Many adults find that their stomachs and digestive systems as a whole just aren’t what they used to be. This leaves them feeling uncomfortable and sluggish.

Although digestive problems can be caused by an illness, in many cases, it’s our lifestyle that contributes to bloating, gas, and changes in bowel movements. The following seven causes of digestive woes may help you regain control of your digestive system. Continue reading…

Yoga and sleeping positions to relieve gas and bloating yoga and bloating and gas

From time to time, we all pass gas. Flatulence is a completely normal part of the digestive process. When we digest food, it is reduced to its molecular form—this also results in the release of hydrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide gas that needs to be expelled from the body somehow. Luckily for us, our digestive tract is situated in a way that gas can be released, voluntarily or not. This helps relieve bloating, discomfort, and pain associated with gas build up.

However, sometimes we need a bit of help to get the gasses moving, as holding it in can be particularly uncomfortable. The use of stretching exercises like yoga can help promote intestinal mobility, helping ease flatulence release. Positions to relieve gas help keep you regular and avoid that bloated feeling. Continue reading…

5 best essential oils for bloating   5 best essential oils for bloating

We all get bloated from time to time. We feel sluggish, are not motivated to do anything, and even have trouble buttoning up our pants because our stomach has grown in size. While uncomfortable, bloating can be the result of any number of things, from the food we eat to hormonal fluctuations of your bodies.

Sometimes bloating can cause us to experience pain due to gas build-up, but other times, it may be due to causes that we can’t quite put our finger on.

Luckily, through the use of essential oils for bloating, you can help relieve your discomfort. The following are five essential oils you should try today. Continue reading…

Lactose intolerance and the risk of diarrhea, gas, and bloating  Lactose intolerance and the risk of diarrhea

Lactose intolerance can increase the risk of diarrhea, gas and bloating. Lactose intolerance in the inability to digest the sugar found in milk. If the lactose cannot be digested, it can lead to complications like diarrhea, gas and bloating.

Although lactose intolerance is a harmless condition, the symptoms can make it quite uncomfortable for the individual, leading to abdominal distress.

The enzyme lactase is produced in the small intestine and a deficiency results in lactose intolerance.

With proper management a person with a lactose intolerance can consume some dairy and avoid the side effects associated with improper digestion of milk. Continue reading…


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