The hidden truth about abdominal bloating.
Is it a mystery what is causing your bloating?
Do you question yourself if it is a particular food, drink, stress or environmental factor?
I would like to talk about this topic as this is very sensitive area, where we need to pay attention from the beginning of your journey. Some of my clients experience variety of abdominal issues such as pain, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, burping, heaviness, burning sensation and many more. Of course, all of them are different and have different medical history and family medical history. Also, environmental factors, hence they experience different symptoms, because they could not have the same causes and triggers.
What might be causing abdominal bloating?
It is very broad question and I will try to explain the major factors. In the first place – your gastro-intestinal track health might be compromised. What does this mean? If you experience any symptoms from the list above, it means you need to dig deeper into your gut health. It could be dysbiosis, food intolerance, food allergy, insufficiency of stomach juices and enzymes. Also, lack of pancreatic enzymes, compromised liver functions or gallbladder.
Another risk factor is pathogen exposure. This could be virus, bacteria or parasite infection.
Is my GUT compromised?
What happens if your gut is compromised? It means that it is easier for external pathogens to enter your body. It is because your body natural defences.
If you ask me what do you need to do to reduce any of your symptoms? My answer would be – try to find the root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. It could be through testings (there are many testing options out there), which is very important in this scenario. Another option is elimination diet, however if your symptoms are triggered by pathogen, this option would not help you.
Is Diet important?
I would say yes. It is. Everything you eat passes through your digestive system. It is very likely to be diet related issue. Some people cannot digest specific foods. Gluten and dairy are the common ones, for example. However, we need to test first. Food intolerance or allergy test would give us better picture of your health status. Some people react to specific substances, found in certain foods and we would not know this if we do not test.
If left untreated, most of the symptoms in the human body could lead to a more serious condition. Autoimmunity is very common situation, where people end up finding. Going through their medical history, my clients realise how long they have had their symptom from. The bad news is that it is much more harder to fix something that have led to something else. Fortunately, the Functional Medicine is very advanced, which gives us many more options to approach a disease.
What is the solution?
Once, the root cause is identified, you will work on it. You will heal your gut, reinoculate and rebalance your gut’s environment. This will happen with the specific nutrients, needed for that purpose, prebiotic and probiotic foods.
My personal advice for people with digestive issues.
I would like to add that whatever symptoms you have, please investigate it. It is the start of your journey. Do not ignore you symptoms. Your health is important.
Find a good health practitioner and start you journey now. Health practitioners, like myself are here to help you. My mission is to guide you, help you and support you. Do not wait. You are not alone. Reach out even if you just want to talk regarding your symptom.
Keep positive and take care of your health and never forget – take actions today, not tomorrow!
Remember there is always solution for your health concerns. Do not live under an umbrella of mysterious symptoms. Find out what is causing your symptoms and live the life you deserve.
Everything is going to be good!