Bloating in Ocean Springs, MS

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Bloating is typically due to the accumulation of gas in one's digestive tract or the body retaining excess fluid. Knowing the causes of bloating can help you decide what to do to treat the bloating. It is imperative to listen to the messages your body sends you. We encourage you to take note and remember the circumstances and times during which you experience the sensation of feeling bloated. This can help you understand and possibly isolate what may be causing your bloating. If you are looking for help determining the source of bloating and are in the Ocean Springs, MS area, we can help. Reach out to Digestive Health Center today to consult with a gastrointestinal provider to help you get relief from uncomfortable bloating.

Bloating may arise from a variety of conditions or other factors. Some common causes of bloating often include:


  • Swallowing air
  • Eating too fast (satiety signals may take up to 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)
  • Eating food that is difficult to digest
  • Gastroparesis
  • Eating too much
  • Constipation
  • Gynecological factors
  • Eating rich and fatty foods

If you are feeling bloated often, start by trying one or more of the following recommendations provided by our Ocean Springs, MS gastrointestinal providers.


  • Don’t drink using straws
  • Eat more slowly
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Avoid abruptly increasing the quantity of fiber you consume
  • Go for a walk or exercise
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, specifically sorbitol or fructose
  • Do not eat prunes, carrots, apricots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lentils, and beans


If you are actively avoiding foods or habits that tend to cause bloating but still suffer from this symptom, it is important to reach out to a gastrointestinal specialist at Digestive Health Center. We can help you better understand and render a diagnosis for your concerns.

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Bloating has numerous causes and is a common symptom experienced by many individuals. But, if bloating bothers you frequently or does not resolve, it could signify a more problematic health situation. There is help available for bloating in Ocean Springs, MS. To better understand your symptoms and how to best manage them, contact Digestive Health Center to request an appointment with a GI provider. Our group looks forward to helping you control your bloating issues as quickly as possible.

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