Fact Sheet: Understanding Bloating and Distension262
Bloating can be described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen. It is a commonly reported symptom and is sometimes associated with distension, or the visible increase in the width of the area between your hips and chest (abdominal girth). Both bloating and distension cause discomfort, and sometimes pain, and have a negative impact on the quality of life for some individuals.
Fact Sheet: Treating Functional Dyspepsia545
Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Other common symptoms include early feeling of fullness (satiety), nausea, belching, and bloating. While dyspeptic symptoms may develop due to diseases such as peptic
ulcer or gastritis, the vast majority of patients with dyspeptic symptoms are ultimately diagnosed as having functional dyspepsia.Topics: bloating, diagnosis, Diet, Foods, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, eating, food, gas, nausea
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