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Abdominal bloating

Wind (flatulence) is extremely annoying. Often, no disease is underlying. Nutrition plays a major role. Not everything that is healthy is also digestible. Fiber (e.g. whole meal bread, cereals, salads) are a blessing and a curse at the same time - a blessing because they are healthy - a curse because they often lead to bloating. One must pay attention to the voice of the body to find out what is wholesome or not. Other common causes include irritable bowel syndrome, lactose and fructose intolerance, sensitivity to gluten-containing grain products, food allergy, pancreatic dysfunction, constipation, side effects of medications, air swallowing (aerophagia). Treatment is often difficult because different things can overlap and a clear cause cannot always be determined. Medications and herbal substances can help.