Geelong Medical & Health Group News

8 Easy Ways to Beat Bloating

March 11 2019

Bloating is one of the most common (and uncomfortable!) gastrointestinal symptoms. “It generally gives people a sensation of pressure or fullness, and some experience distention, where the belly physically stretches out,” says gastroenterologist Dr Richard Saad. Persistent bloating can be a sig­­n of something serious, such as fluid collection or a growth, and should be checked by...

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Bloating 101: Why You Feel Bloated

September 27 2018

  Bloating, gassiness and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional feast. In some cases, bloating can become severe enough that it causes distention or a perceptible swelling of the abdomen. Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes may help. Keep Bloating at Bay Here are...

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How To Overcome Bloating

February 17 2018

A bloated stomach can seriously impact on your life, but here are some simple ways to ease your tummy troubles. For many women, an aching, swollen stomach is a fact of life. “Two-thirds of women will experience bloating periodically,” says gastroenterologist Professor Terry Bolin, president of The Gut Foundation. “But one in five will experience bloating so severely that...

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How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Holiday Meal

December 12 2017

The holidays are coming and that means food, food, and more food! Belly bloat is your body’s way of saying, “you stuffed me”. This can be hard to avoid during holidays, when stuffing yourself is expected. Bloating can also be triggered by eating something your stomach doesn’t agree with, chowing down too quickly, and fasting all day and then indulging...

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11 Reasons Why You’re Bloated All the Time

December 7 2017

Always bloated?  Sometimes it comes from excess air trapped in your digestive tract. Other times it feels like a basketball is stuck in your abdomen, or your entire midsection has been flooded with water. Whatever bloating feels like to you, one thing’s for sure: it’s uncomfortable. And though bloat rarely signals something serious and typically goes away...

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