THE MIRROR: Why are you so bloated? Top common causes - and how to treat them

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Release date: 26/11/2017

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Peter Whorwell, professor of ­medicine and ­gastroenterology at the University of Manchester, says: “We think the gut is over-sensitive in IBS sufferers so its normal ­processes cause the symptoms.”

Bloating is one of the most ­disruptive side effects of IBS. Some women go up a couple of dress sizes and even need different clothes ­depending on whether or not they are ­bloated.

For many, it tends to worsen ­towards the evening, so it can ­disrupt your social life.

There’s no cure for IBS, but you can ­manage the symptoms.

“Cutting out cereal fibre eases symptoms by between 30% and 40% in the majority of ­sufferers,” says Professor Whorwell.

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TitleWhy are you so bloated? Top common causes - and how to treat them
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/11/17
DescriptionPeter Whorwell, professor of ­medicine and ­gastroenterology at the University of Manchester, says: “We think the gut is over-sensitive in IBS sufferers so its normal ­processes cause the symptoms.”

Bloating is one of the most ­disruptive side effects of IBS. Some women go up a couple of dress sizes and even need different clothes ­depending on whether or not they are ­bloated.

For many, it tends to worsen ­towards the evening, so it can ­disrupt your social life.

There’s no cure for IBS, but you can ­manage the symptoms.

“Cutting out cereal fibre eases symptoms by between 30% and 40% in the majority of ­sufferers,” says Professor Whorwell.
URLwww.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/bloated-stomach-5-common-causes-1196763#ICID=nsm
PersonsPeter Whorwell