Bloating in Utah

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Bloating is one of the more common digestive symptoms you might experience, usually occurring due to a buildup of gas inside your digestive tract or the retention of excess fluid in your body. Understanding the causes of bloating can help you decide what should be done to improve your quality of life. It is important to listen to the signals your body communicates to you. We urge you to pay attention to the times and circumstances during which you experience bloating. This can help you understand and perhaps even isolate what causes your bloating. If you are looking for help to determine the cause of bloating and are in the Utah area, we can help. Connect with Utah Gastroenterology today to partner with a gastroenterologist to help you achieve relief from severe bloating.

Bloating may develop as a consequence of many conditions or as a result of your dietary habits. Among the most common sources of bloating are:

  • Eating too fast (satiety signals may take as much as 20 minutes to reach the brain and signal fullness)
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Eating too much
  • Eating rich and fatty foods
  • Gastroparesis
  • The swallowing of air
  • Eating hard-to-digest foods
  • Gynecological factors

If you find yourself dealing with uncomfortable bloating on a daily basis, try relieving your symptoms using some of the suggestions below provided by our Utah gastrointestinal specialists:

  • Avoid cabbage, lentils, beans, carrots, apricots, and prunes
  • Exercise or take a walk
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages
  • Don't smoke
  • Avoid foods with artificial sweeteners, specifically sorbitol or fructose
  • Avoid any abrupt increase in the quantity of fiber you consume
  • Slow down your rate of eating
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Don't drink with straws


If you are making an effort to avoid foods or habits that typically cause you to feel bloated yet continue to suffer from this symptom, it is important to consult with a gastrointestinal specialist at Utah Gastroenterology. Our team can help you gain knowledge of and render a diagnosis in regard to your problems.

Bloating is an extremely common symptom that can arise from a vast array of underlying causes. Still, if bloating occurs frequently or fails to resolve, it could be a red flag of an even more concerning health situation. Help is available for bloating in Utah. To gain knowledge regarding your symptoms and how to alleviate them, get in touch with Utah Gastroenterology to book an appointment with a gastrointestinal specialist. Our group looks forward to helping you manage your bloating concerns.

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