Bloating and digestive disorders

Dilation is defined as expansion or stretching beyond its normal state, usually from within. Bloating is a feeling of increased abdominal pressure that involves an actual measurable change in a person’s abdominal circumference.

Expansion can be measured by using a tape measure. Distention over the day can be measured more reliably with a device called dynamic abdominal inductance plethysmography (AIP). This equipment is likely to be used only during research.

How is bloating different from bloating?

When a person experiences bloating, they feel an increase in abdominal pressure without any measurable change. As you expand, your belly actually widens in size and girth. Many people, including doctors, often use the two terms interchangeably.

Although the cause of bloating and bloating has not been fully established, there is some research suggesting that different (but related) mechanisms may be underlying causes of both problems.

Digestive system diseases

Bloating and bloating are the most typical symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGD), such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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How many people with IBS experience bloating alongside bloating? Estimates range from 50% to 75%.These patients are more likely to report it as a very bothersome symptom. Patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) were more likely to report bloating than diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). Research has shown that a slowed transit time of feces through the gut is associated with the experience of bloating.

Typically, patients report that bloating is more likely to occur after meals and that it gets worse over time, with symptoms receding overnight.

The increased inflation over time is likely due to FGD. Bloating that occurs 24/7 may indicate a more serious health problem.


While it may seem common sense that bloating is associated with excess intestinal gas, this theory has not been fully supported by research. Instead, the problem may lie in the way the gas is processed by the digestive system of an IBS patient.

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Another theory is that bloating is related to dysfunctional abdominal muscles, triggered by eating behavior. More research is needed to test or disprove this theory.


There are many things that can cause bloating (and bloating). Therefore, no treatment has been found to specifically target the symptoms of bloating. Instead, treatment focuses on managing the symptoms of an overall digestive disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is bloating the same as bloating?

    No, bloating and bloating are two different conditions. However, it is possible to expand and inflate at the same time, and people sometimes use the terms interchangeably.

  • What is the difference between bloating and bloating?

    Bloating is caused by water retention. Although you may experience bloating, bloating usually occurs throughout the body. If you are swollen, your fingers or feet may also be swollen.

    Bloating is limited to the abdomen, which is visibly swollen beyond its normal size. The main characteristic of bloating is that your belly becomes noticeably larger. Bloating can be caused by constipation, gas, food intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, enlarged organs, or other causes.

    While bloating may make your girdle feel comfortable, there is usually no noticeable or measurable difference.

  • What to do with bloating?

    It depends on the reason. Once the cause is identified and treated, the swelling should subside.

    For example, if the bloating is caused by constipation, treating the constipation will help restore the size of the abdomen. This may look like taking a stool softener, laxative, or an enema.