What causes bloating?

Bloating of the stomach is not caused by excess weight; here are the 3 types of bloating you need to know about.

Gut flora imbalance

The ‘inflated belly’ is the kind of bloating that gets visibly worse as the day progresses. Usually caused by an intestinal flora imbalance or lazy gut syndrome.

Lifestyle factors

Bloating of the lower belly can be triggered by a monotonous diet, recently giving birth or overexertion during exercise.

Stress belly

Excessive stress, unhealthy eating, frequently missing meals and consuming excessive caffeine can cause this type of bloating.

How to recognise bloating

Bloating is rarely unaccompanied, and one or more of the following symptoms will usually make an appearance during your day.


Bloating puts immense pressure on the gut and surrounding organs. Moderate to severe bellyaches and physical sensitivity should be expected.

Occasional diarrhea

Occasional diarrhea due to imbalanced bacteria in the small intestine, can increase gas production, further affecting bloating levels.

Nausea & Heartburn

A swollen gut feels full and ressurized, often fueling the sensation of acid-reflux.

Bloating: Tips & Remedies

Bloating has become such a common experience for some people, they don’t even regard it as an irregularity. But, your body is asking for help and here’s what you can do:

Get moving

Physical activities can help move your bowels and in turn, release any excess gas or stool. Even a brisk walk or some light yoga poses can help!

Give yourself an abdominal massage

Applying pressure over the large intestine can help to get the bowels moving, relieving gas in the process.

Ditch the gum

Sugar alcohols in chewing gum contribute to gas in most people. What’s more, swallowing air whilst chewing may increase bloating levels.

How to Prevent Bloating

Believe it or not, bloating is not “just one of those things”. You can live free of this repetitive condition!

Frequently asked questions

When left untreated, bloating can gradually escalate to intolerable levels. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

  • Bloating is attributed to a number of different causes, namely: harmful bacteria, intolerance to foods or a disturbance to your natural digestive movements.

  • The best ways to prevent bloating are to either figure out which foods trigger your gas production, or to take a daily supplement rich in digestive enzymes.

  • De-bloating can be done through diet, but this is rarely fast-acting relief.

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