According to the findings of a recent study, stomach bloating, if not the result of overeating, is mostly due to the reaction of beneficial gut bacteria to gluten. If a person suffers from gluten intolerance, celiac disease may also be the underlying cause. Gluten is a substance found in cereals such as barley, wheat and rye.
In case of celiac disease, once gluten is ingested, the body triggers immune response that damages the small intestine, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and fatigue.
What to do?
The first step to take is cut out gluten from your diet for a period of one week. This will be enough for you to see improvements if it’s gluten intolerance. If, however, you don’t feel any better, discuss this with your doctor because there may be a different cause.
Allergic reaction to gluten is quite common in people with excess weight. That’s why a gluten-free diet is highly recommended for prevention of stomach bloating.