Bloating which we take so lightly is not exactly that simple as it can cause more serious health issues like indigestion, menstruations, constipation, and allergies. Around 10-20% of people suffer from chronic bloating and it’s an alarming statistic because it’s a sign of something more sinister happening inside your body.

We would like you to pay attention to 6 serious health issues which might ensue from your seemingly harmful bloating of stomach after a heavy meal and which you usually ignore. But after reading this is don’t think you would be so daft! In any case if you suspect your problem is chronic, go consult a doctor instead if self-medicating.

1 Urinary tract infection

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UTI is pretty common is females and many of them experienced these conditions several times in their lives. It usually includes pain in abdomen, feeling to rush to the bathroom again and again; you feel intense pressure in abdomen and, feeling of nausea, fevers, chills, vomiting and extreme pain. Stomach bloating can cause severe kidney infections as well.

2 Liver disease

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There are many deadly liver diseases usually caused by excessive alcohol consumption, hepatitis C or cancer usually lead to fluid build-up and cause bloating. Now if the liver is the cause of bloating than it can lead to constant exhaustions, prone to bruises and injuries and most deadly is chances of develop jaundice. Just do not waste any more time and visit a doctor immediately if you see these symptoms.

3 Inflammatory bowel disease

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IBD or Inflammatory Bowel disease mainly affects the colons and small intestine area. This can cause conditions like diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and stomach bloating. Researchers have shown that lactose intolerant people are usually the ones who suffer from Crohn’s diseases. As we all know a lactose intolerant person can build up gas after milk or related substance consumption which also leads to bloating.

4 Diverticulitis

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There are small pouches on the walls of intestines called diverticula and when these little pouches start getting inflamed and swollen the medical condition is called Diverticulitis. Symptoms are very generic like sudden pain in lower abdominal area which can be confused with so many different problems as well. The interesting fact about this is that the pain is usually in the right side of the abdomen in Asia region whereas its always hurts on the left side in North America and Europe. Other symptoms are diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, constipation and bloated belly.

5 Cancer

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Now we must pay attention here because the disease we are going to talk about is lethal as we all know. There are many organs located in our abdominal region like pancreas, colon, uterus and ovary. If there is persistent stomach bloating then or sudden increase in the size of abdomen rather than bloating which comes and goes it might be cancer.

6 Mental health

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If a person is under a chronic mental stress or tension due to work or any other issues there is over production of hormones called Cortisol. This also means that digestive hormones are not getting produced enough, which will obviously lead to indigestion and cause the person to feel a bloated belly.

Not always is it serious

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Stomach Bloating may not always mean that it is a serious issue. Eating the wrong foods or eating foods that may not suit you like milk in the case of lactose intolerance also causes bloating. The best remedy to get rid of minor issues of bloating is walking which is an excellent way to get rid of the gas. Moreover, avoid eating while reclining and alwys sit upright and eat food.