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Why do I feel so bloated after I eat?

I eat healthy food, in small portions. Nothing high in sodium or foods high in fat.
yet I get this rock hard bloated feeling and it is NOT pms.
Would water pills help?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:04 AM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Health

Answers (7)
  • I am the same way..... I am seriously considering a colonic!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Maybe you are constipated? Try eating foods higher in fiber or taking a fiber supplement like Benefiber (which I love!)

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • OP here~~
    I never thought about constipation since I don't feel any rectal pressure like I normally would if I were. I guess there would be different types of being "backed up"

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • This sounds like a food sensitivity or allergy; most likely wheat or dairy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:45 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • It does sound like allergy or irritation. Dairy products and animal fats are common cause of bloating. There are illnesses and diseases that can cause this feeling such as gall bladder disease. And of course, it could be just constipation as a pp mentioned. In that case, increasing fiber would help. Try altering your diet and if there's more probs visit Dr.

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 8:33 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Go gluten free. I bloat whenever I eat gluten. Sometimes to the point that it's hard to breathe.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • It could be a lot of things - as PPs said, a dairy or gluten sensitivity, or IBS, or an intestinal blockage, or something more serious. Do you have any other symptoms? Heartburn, diarrhea, gas, skin irritations, or headaches? If yes to any of these, it is likely a sensitivity. If no, an intestinal blockage is possible. My advice would be to try cutting things out of your diet, one thing a week, to see if you have different reactions. Try dairy first - most common type of food sensitivity - then try wheat, then eggs. If none of these help, talk to a dr about IBS or a blockage.

    Answer by Iskkra at 11:45 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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