Why are you feeling Bloated, Sick, and Tired?

Why are you feeling Bloated, Sick, and Tired?

Inside: Do you feel bloated, sick, and tired all the time? If so, it's likely due to one of a few main reasons. Learn more about what could be causing your symptoms and how you can start feeling better today.

A common complaint I have seen is stomach bloating. Patients often say, “I feel so bloated that I feel pregnant, but I am not.” Some people don’t even realize they are bloated because bloating has always been something that was normal for them. When you have bloating issue, you often feel tired and rundown all the time.

Some people complain about gaining weight because of this bloating, and it makes them feel nauseated. Bloating usually occurs after eating, but for some people, it always occurs. Sometimes bloating is caused by reasons people don't realize, and simple things can be done to alleviate it. 

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Is Stomach Bloating Normal?

People often say bloating is normal, isn’t it? I ask them

  • Does this bloated belly make you feel uncomfortable 
  • Does this bloating feel painful? 
  • Does this abdominal bloating make you look different than before, like a swollen stomach? 
  • Does this feeling of bloating come with excessive burping or feeling gassy all the time? 
  • Does this bloating increase after eating food or liquids?
  • Does this bloating make you feel nauseous?
  • Does this bloating get better after you throw up?
  • Does this bloating cause you to feel anxious?
  • Does this bloating make you feel anxious?
  • Is there a feeling of tiredness and rundown associated with this bloating?

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What causes Bloating?

In addition to eating or drinking something that causes you to produce gas during digestion, you may also swallow excessive air during this period. 

The person may feel bloated for a variety of reasons.

  • Carbonated beverages
  • Food sensitivity and intolerances 
  • Improper digestion 
  • SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth 
  • Poor gut motility 
  • Constipation 

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Carbonated Beverages

All carbonated beverages can cause bloating, but some people suffer from bloating more than others, so if you suffer from bloating, you should stop drinking these beverages.

carbonated beverages

Food sensitivity and intolerances

One or more foods will cause people to feel bloated, so it is a good idea to do an elimination diet to figure out which foods might be the culprit. To figure out which food is the culprit, you can eliminate foods that aren't good for your system and see if bloating decreases. Next, you reintroduce them one at a time to determine which food is responsible.

Many people will eliminate gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, sugar, peanuts, alcohol, carbonated beverages, alcohol, and red meat for 3-4 weeks and then gradually introduce them one at a time. With an elimination diet, many people are able to discover the cause of their bloating.

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Improper Digestion

It's a complex process that begins with saliva in your mouth, continues in your stomach, and ends in your intestines. Digestion breaks down food into an easily absorbable form. The absence of stomach acid is a common cause of bloating; it is accompanied by other symptoms such as burping a lot. So any problem in any of these steps can result in bloating.

You can either take Betaine HCL tablets and see if they help, but be careful because too much acid can cause ulcers. It can also be treated with age-old methods, such as apple cider vinegar. Inadequate digestion of the small intestine is another common reason for this, so digestive enzymes can help with that.


SIBO ( Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

The most common cause of bloating is small bacterial overgrowth. This condition causes an overgrowth of bacteria, which causes the most common symptoms of bloating. It is difficult to treat this condition, but with a comprehensive approach, it is possible. The SIBO diet helps reduce bloating and does not feed the bad bacteria to get rid of this condition

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When your stomach is constantly bloated, you will feel sick and tired. There are several underlying reasons for feeling bloated all the time or bloating after meals. If you follow the checklist above and determine your underlying cause based on your symptoms then you can take steps to ease your discomfort. You don't have to suffer in silence because you have been told that bloating is normal and that there is nothing you can do to alleviate it.


Summary of Reason for bloating

Feeling bloated all the time or bloating after meals is a huge problem for many people and they will feel sick and exhausted from it. It is easy to improve your discomfort if you follow the checklist above and figure out what is causing your discomfort based on your symptoms. If you have been told that bloating is normal and that there are no ways you can deal with bloating, you don't have to suffer miserably.

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