11630 SE 40th Ave, Suite C, Milwaukie, OR 97222 503.974.9283

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Gas & Bloating

Naturopathic Gas & Bloating Treatment

Every person experiences some form of gas and/or bloating from time to time. It is a natural process, and usually happens when you swallow air as you are eating.

When gas doesn’t exit the body, it builds up in the stomach and the intestines. This is what causes the feeling of being bloated, and it can cause mild to severe abdominal pains and cramps. Passing gas or having a bowel movement often relieves the pressure and the pain. Some common foods and beverages that cause gas buildup and/or bloating are baked beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carbonated beverages, hard candy and apples. Fructose and lactose are two sugar compounds that cause gas and bloating when they are broken down in the intestines. Eating fatty foods, having high levels of stress and smoking can also contribute to bloating. If you suffer from constant bloating and flatulence, it can be a very embarrassing problem and can lead to avoidance of social situations. It can also be an indicator that you have a serious disorder, such as celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

At Flow Natural Health Care, we will work with you to create a diet that limits gas and bloating and promotes long-term health. By making simple changes to your diet and reducing your stress levels, you can significantly reduce your gastrointestinal discomfort.