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Health Tip: Triggering Abdominal Bloating

Some typical causes

(HealthDay News) -- When your belly feels bloated, uncomfortably tight and full, your doctor may refer to it as abdominal bloating.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of common causes:

  • Swallowing air.
  • Being constipated.
  • Having too much gas in the bowels.
  • Having lactose intolerance or other food intolerance.
  • Eating too much.
  • Having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Having a partial bowel obstruction.
  • Having too much bacteria in the bowels.
  • Having, in rare cases, a tumor.
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