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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredBloating symptoms come from excess gas accumulating in the abdomen, particularly in the intestines. Intestinal bacteria produce gas when foods haven't yet travelled through the small intestine. If gas particles aren't released right away, the stomach expands like a balloon.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Bloating, excess gas in the abdomen, can be caused by a variety of factors. People who swallow extra air or who aren't able to fully digest their food may experience bloating. Bloating may also be caused by eating certain foods, such as broccoli, beans, cabbage, dairy products, or fatty foods. Constipation or irritable bowel syndrome may be involved. Rarely, bloating is caused by a serious underlying condition, such as colon cancer. See your doctor if you are concerned about bloatingHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Robynne Chutkan, MD, Gastroenterology, answered
There are many factors that can cause bloating including foods/drinks, hormonal fluctuations, thyroid conditions, women's colon shape and ovarian cancer. Watch integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, discuss these main causes of bloating.