Gas and Abdominal Bloating
Why is abdominal bloating and gas important?
Abdominal bloating is a very common symptom, usually due to increased gas forming in the intestines. Gas is produced by bacteria as they break down nutrients that haven’t been absorbed by your body. The gas can cause distension which may precipitate cramping and abdominal pain. Generally, gas-related distension settles overnight, only to build up again the following day.
All people pass gas but some people pass more than others. It is normal to pass gas even 20 times per day and often, this reduces or even relieves bloating, distension and discomfort.
Different people tolerate foods differently and some people can eat a food without issue but other people find will cause a lot of symptoms.