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The 12 Reasons Behind Why Your Belly May Be Bloated

Why is your stomach suddenly puffy?

The Reasons Your Belly is Bloated
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A bloated belly is often related to diet, but sometimes more serious conditions could be a factor.

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If your belly feels a littler bigger than usual, don’t freak.

“Unless it’s associated with weight loss, nausea, or vomiting, bloating is very common and usually not worrisome,” says Robert Burakoff, MD, clinical chief of gastroenterology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

It’s often nutritious foods that could be the culprit of a little extra air in your tummy.

Chowing down on beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, apricots, or carrots can lead to bloat, says Gina Sam, MD, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Mount Sinai Hospital Foods high in lactose, dairy’s main sugar, and foods high in fiber, which can lead to the release of bloating gases hydrogen and methane, can puff you up too, says Dr. Burakoff.



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