Stomach bloating has become an everyday issue and it has got an epidemic dimension. Multiple factors can cause stomach bloating, such as improper diet, various medications, stress, pollution from the environment etc. bloating is noticeable because the stomach is full and gaseous, and there is burping and murmuring in the stomach area. In most of the situations, the stomach bloating is triggered by overeating, acid reflux and heartburn, swallowing extra air, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, intolerance to some foods, having too much carbonated drinks or bacterial overgrowth in the intestines.
If the bloating is chronic, it can point out to some serious health problems, and that is why you should be aware of all the warnings and indicators of these issues.
Gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, have symptoms like gas, bloating, distension and other symptoms. Some reports show that bloating is experienced, by 26 and 93 percent of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), 50 percent with dyspepsia, and 56 percent with chronic constipation.
Fluid retention (Edema or Ascites)
Most of the time, fluids can accumulate in some body part like the pelvic area or the abdomen, and this causes excess weight and too much bloating. This can be due to the liver disease, and in some conditions, even though rarely, of cancer. Investigate the rest of the symptoms of some liver failures or hepatitis, jaundice, alternations in the eye color or pain in the abdominal area.
Abdominal bloating can be a result of liver disease or cirrhosis, which is usually caused by, hepatitis, drugs overuse, heavy drinking, or liver cancer. Other symptoms that indicate liver disease include yellowing of the skin and eyes.
If the bloating of your stomach is severe and if it triggers vomiting, nausea and constipation, it can be a result of a bowel obstruction caused by tumors or scar tissues. When these start growing, they press on the bowels and obstruct them, and thus hold in the fluids and the stool. This can be very painful and repulsive problem and will cause you to have irregular bowel movement.
If you lose weight all of a sudden, especially if it is 10 percent or more of your bodyweight, and you haven’t changed your physical activity or your diet, and it you experience intense abdominal bloating, it can be a warning of an intestinal tumor. The weight loss can be as a result of tumors pressing the intestines, making you feel full after consuming just a small amount of food or chemicals that the tumors synthesize in order, to suppress your appetite.
This is a conditions caused by an inflammation of the diverticulum in the colon, and it is linked with bloating, pain in the abdomen, fever and diarrhea or constipation. In this case, you will have to increase the intake of fibers in your diet after the inflammation is over, and make certain that the fecal matter flows in the bowels and prevent future problems.
This is an autoimmune disease, which usually affects the small intestine or the colon. Bloating is one of the earliest symptoms of the disease and eventually can lead to bowel obstruction, which results is severe bloating, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. If Chron’s disease occurs in the colon, the typical symptom is diarrhea with blood.
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Some STD like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, an issue when the female reproductive organs get infected. The usual symptoms are fever, bloating, tendonitis and pain in the pelvic area. One of the key symptoms is also the vaginal discharge, and if left untreated, this condition can cause infertility.
Colon cancer can block the inside of the colon, thus leading to bloating. In fact, the only symptom of early stage colon cancer is bloating, and when the cancer is in its advanced stage, then bloating is accompanied with constipation and bleeding.
Bloating, together with jaundice, can be a symptom of pancreatic cancer. This cancer type is one of the most fatal ones, and the signs and the symptoms of it are weight loss, appetite loss, pain in the upper part of the abdominal area that reaches even to the back, and so forth.
This type of cancer is very difficult to be diagnosed, because in its early stages it does not have almost any indications. When in its advanced stages, this type of cancer causes weight loss, indigestion, flatulence, vomiting and nausea. Some of the greatest risk factors that contribute to this cancer are the bacterium H. Pylori and the nitrates and nitrites from the processed food, especially the meats.
Uterine cancer is manifested by a vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, or pain with intercourse and urinating. The most common cause of this cancer type is estrogen medications in the absence of progesterone, tamoxifen, radiation therapy, genetics, etc.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer include persistent bloating, pelvic pain, and feeling full faster. The most at- risk age group is that over 50 and. Other common risk factors include giving birth at a late age, not giving birth, obesity, genetics, etc.