Abdominal bloating may be part of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) if the symptom is associated with abdominal pain and alterations in bowel habits. Bloating may also be associated with functional dyspepsia (pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen), making the symptom difficult to differentiate from the fullness that occurs following meals. Bloating may also be associated with gas.
- Q What foods should I eat to reduce bloating?
- Q Does bloating affect women differently than men?
- Q What can I do to reduce bloating?
- Q How is bloating diagnosed?
- Q How can digestive enzymes help prevent stomach bloating?
- Q How does food intolerance lead to bloating?