Does the stomach cause inflammation?
Stomach swelling occurs when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with air or gas. Most people feel full of swelling in the stomach, tight or swollen. Your stomach may also be swollen (upset), difficult and painful. Bloating often happens with:
- Excessive gas (flatulence)
- Constantly burping or belching
- Stomach tilt or hen
Swelling in the abdomen can interfere with your ability to work and participate in social or recreational activities. According to the University of North Carolina, those who experience inflammation of the stomach, they use more ill-days, meet doctor’s doctor and take more medicine than others. Swelling is common among both adults and children.
Why do you feel bloated?
Gas and air
Gas is the most common cause of swelling, especially after eating. Gas is formed in the digestive tract when unwanted food breaks or when you swallow air. When they eat or drink, everyone swallows the air. But some people may swallow more than others, especially if they are:
- Eating or drinking fast
- chewing gum
- Wearing loose teeth
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Burping and flatulence leave two bodies to swallow the winding body. In addition to gas accumulation, there may be swelling and dislocation of the stomach due to the abatement of a belly (slow gas transportation).
Other causes of inflammation can be due to medical conditions. Contains:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID)
- Food intolerance
- Hormonal flow (especially for women)
- Giardiasis (an intestinal parasitic infection)
- Eat anaemia such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
- Mental health factors like stress, anxiety, depression and more
These conditions cause factors that contribute to gas and swelling, such as:
- Extreme growth or decrease of bacteria within the GI tract
- Gas accumulation
- Changed gut mobility
- Bad gas transit
- Abnormal belly reflection
- Intestinal hypersensitivity (feeling of swelling in small or even normal body changes)
- Food and carbohydrate malabsorption
- Serious reason
Swelling of the stomach can also be a symptom of many serious conditions, including the following:
- As a result of cancer, pathological fluid accumulation (eg ovarian cancer) in the stomach cavity, liver disease, renal failure, or failure of the infectious heart.
- Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance.
- Pancreatic inadequacy, which is bad indigestion because the pancake cannot cause enough digestive enzymes.
- GI tract punching, general GI tract bacteria, and other materials in the stomach cavity with gas escape.
Change in lifestyle
In many cases, if you are overweight, then by adopting changes in some simple lifestyle like weight loss, symptoms of swelling in the stomach can be reduced or even preventable.
To swallow too much air, you can:
- Avoid chewing gum. Chewing gum can cause you to swallow excess air, which in turn may become swollen.
- Limit the consumption of carbonated drinks.
- Avoid foods that cause the gas, in the cabbage family, dry beans, dried beans and lentils.
- Eat slowly and avoid drinking through a straw.
- Use lactose-free dairy products (if you are lactose intolerant)
- Probiotics can also help in re-applying healthy intestinal bacteria. Research on the effectiveness of probiotics is mixed. A review found that probiotics have a minor effect, with 70 per cent of the compromise on the effect of swelling on the inflammation. You can find probiotics in kefir and Greek yoghurt.
Stomach massage can also help reduce swelling in the stomach. A study saw 80 people with ascites and assigned them 15 minutes of stomach massage twice a day for three days. The results show that massage has increased the symptoms of depression, anxiety, wellness, and inflammation in the stomach.
Changes in lifestyle and dietary interventions Get rid of stomach inflammation, talk to your doctor. If your doctor finds a medical reason for your swelling, they can recommend medical treatment. Treatment may require antibiotics, antispasmodics, or antidepressants, but it also depends on your condition.
Warning signs: when to see a doctor
If bloating is with any of the following, consult your doctor:
- Serious or chronic abdominal pain
- Blood in the stools, or dark, tarry-looking stools
- High fever
- Irritating heartbeat
- Ambiguous weight loss