Why do I feel bloated all the time?

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Bloating is a common symptom that affects many people, and it can be uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life. If you are experiencing bloating all the time, it is important to identify the underlying factors that may be contributing to your symptoms.

Luckily, my job as a functional medicine practitioner is to act as a detective to uncover the root cause of symptoms.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the reasons why you may be bloated all the time according to functional medicine.

1. Food sensitivities

Food sensitivities can cause bloating and other digestive symptoms. But did you know that food sensitivities can develop at any point in your life? It’s true! That’s why it’s important to pay attention to how your body reacts to different foods and eliminate those that cause symptoms.

2. Gut dysbiosis

Did you know that your gut contains trillions of microorganisms? When these microorganisms are out of balance, it can lead to a condition called gut dysbiosis. This can cause bloating all the time, as well as other digestive symptoms.

3. Stress

We all know that stress can have a major impact on our mental health. But did you know that it can also affect our digestive health? When you’re stressed, your body goes into fight or flight mode, reducing blood flow to the digestive system. This can cause bloating all the time, as well as other digestive symptoms.

4. Hormonal imbalances

Hormonal imbalances can also contribute to bloating all the time. Women may experience bloating during their menstrual cycle due to changes in estrogen and progesterone levels.

5. Digestive disorders

Certain digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can cause chronic bloating. While these conditions may not be the most fun to deal with, working with a healthcare professional to manage them can help reduce bloating and improve your overall quality of life.

6. Medications

Did you know that certain medications can cause bloating as a side effect? This includes antibiotics, pain medications, and medications for high blood pressure. If you’re experiencing chronic bloating and taking medication, it’s worth talking to your healthcare provider about potential side effects.

Bloating all the time can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience.

However taking a functional medicine approach can help you understand the root cause of your symptoms and achieve optimal digestive health. By identifying the underlying factors that are contributing to your bloating and working with a healthcare professional, you can find relief from chronic bloating and feel your best.

So, don’t let bloating get you down – take control of your digestive health with functional medicine!

If you’re struggling with bloating, get in touch and we can have a free chat.

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