Are you embarrassed by your bloated stomach? Are you tired of having to pass excessive gas or bulging all the time when out in public or worse yet in the workplace?
There can be several reasons why you may be experiencing this bloating sensation. Typically, when you experience bloating, your doctor will order some tests and prescribe some medications. The problem with these medications is they often come with side effects. The side effects can be constipation, confusion, and sometimes even difficulty breathing. But the real problem is that these medications don’t assess the root cause of your symptoms. With a functional health approach, you’ll need to take a look at the whole body as functional physiology, it’s a matter of the whole person and lifestyle, not just the symptoms.
Some common but overload causes of bloating are:
- Eating too fast and not chewing your food well, and your eating environment. If you’re watching the news and eating or working in front of the computer, eating is not being mindful.
2. Now, another important factor to consider is the possibility of Dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is when there is an imbalance in gut bacteria. Too much or too little can lead to improper digestion, which contributes to increased gas and bloating.
If you’re dealing with chronic bloating and gas, especially at night, here are some tips that you can consider.
- Extend the time between your last meal and bedtime.
- Use the fork method; this means chew your food thoroughly. Take a bite, swallow it and once the food passes your throat, then and only then pick up the fork and take your next bite.
- Do not eat in front of the television, do not watch the news, and do not work while you’re eating.
- Consider enzymes before you’re done.
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