Causas de la distensión abdominal

Causes of abdominal distension

We have all felt bloated at some point, but do you know what the causes are?

  • Allergies and intolerances: A fairly common occurrence is intolerance to some food without being aware of it. It usually happens with dairy products or with different types of grains such as wheat or oats.
  • Fluid retention: Currently in our diet we consume much more sodium than we need and less potassium than our body needs. This leads to swelling in the abdominal part.
  • Digestive disorders and hormonal changes: There are disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn's disease where patients who suffer from them continually suffer from abdominal distension. Hormonal changes and medical treatments can also cause these symptoms.

What foods help us and which ones are better to avoid

There are several foods that will help us with the problem of abdominal distension. Eating vegetables and fruits facilitates the inflammation process. Also consuming foods rich in probiotics helps change the bacterial flora of your digestive system. Finally, infusions of chamomile or digestive herbs will help us in the process.

On the other hand, there are also foods that we should avoid such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, ultra-processed...

At GGCare we encourage you to follow a diet based on natural products to benefit from all their properties and be in top shape!

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