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What increases my risk for bloating?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your risk for bloating can be increased by a variety of factors. Eating certain foods that are hard for your body to digest, such as beans, broccoli, dairy products, fatty foods, and cabbage is the most common risks factor for bloating. Other behaviors that may increase your chances of bloating include smoking, swallowing too much air, or stress.

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