Why am I Bloated?

Bloating is the feeling of pressure or swelling in your stomach that can be uncomfortable and frustrating to most. For some people, it can be a recurring cycle. The most common cause of bloating is intestinal gas; however, there are various causes. Other reasons include food intolerance or digestive issues. Continue reading to learn more about bloating and what you can do to prevent it. 

What Causes Bloating?

Gas is natural in the digestive process, but too much gas can lead to bloating. Intestinal gas occurs when your gut bacteria digest carbohydrates in a process called fermentation. When there is an overload of fermentation, that means something was off in the digestive process that caused bloating and stomach aches. This can be due to eating too fast or too much or food intolerance. 

Digestive contents can also build up your digestive system and cause bloating and discomfort. This could mean constipation or something more serious. If you are constipated, there is backed-up poop in your colon that is having difficulty clearing out. Constipation can occur due to diet, lifestyle factors, or underlying conditions. 

How Can I Prevent Bloating?

Simple diet and lifestyle changes can help relieve and prevent uncomfortable bloating. Getting in enough fiber from fruits and veggies and drinking water can help with regular bowel movements and reduce bloat. Fiber is a prebiotic that promotes good gut bacteria, which will keep your colon healthy. Water will encourage mobility along your digestive tract and prevent your food from being too hard or compacted to pass through. 

Exercise not only keeps your body in shape but also keeps your bowels moving. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to overeating and constipation. You don’t need to spend hours weightlifting in the gym–a simple jog or workout routine along with a healthy diet can do wonders for your colon and reduce bloating. 

Contact Inner Health Colonic Hydrotherapy

Another way to relieve and prevent bloating is booking an appointment for colonic hydrotherapy. Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle internal bath which allows warm filtered water into the colon using the Angel of water system. It clears toxins and waste from the colon, leaving it healthier than before. Contact Inner Health for a relaxing experience and long-lasting benefits! 

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