Bloating after eating certain foods can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose bloating after eating certain foods, we could:
|Increased Intestinal Permeability||96%||Confirm|
|Poor Small Intestine Health||13%||Unlikely|
|Lactose Intolerance||1%||Ruled out|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||1%||Ruled out|
|Food Allergies||1%||Ruled out|
If you ever feel bloated after eating a meal, do you find that only certain foods cause bloating?
Possible responses:→ I don't experience bloating / don't know
→ Many foods cause bloating
→ Yes, specific foods cause bloating
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be triggered by certain foods. During IBS flare-ups the movement of undigested food through the intestines can become impaired, and gas production increased. Both of these can cause bloating, which is very common among IBS sufferers. In one study of 337 IBS patients, 83% reported bloating.