Five: Signs your bloating is something more serious
December 17, 2018
Bloating is usually nothing to worry about and generally can be attributed to poor diet, an intolerance (i.e. lactose) or a gut problem. Some people find they bloat when stressed (especially if they suffer with IBS) or before, during or after their menstrual cycle.
However, in some cases if symptoms are pro-longed and there are other side effects, it would be advised to speak to your GP to get to the root of the problem and find out whether it could be something more serious.
- Weight loss. Weight loss alongside continually bloating should be explored by your GP, especially if the weight loss was not part of a change of diet/lifestyle.
- Changes in bathroom habits. Out of the ordinary bathroom changes, such as continuous diarrhoea, needing to go more frequently or blood in your stools may indicate that you have something which needs medical attention.
- Fatigue. Continually tiredness combined with bloating can be attributed to many things but shouldn’t be ignored.
- Appetite changes. If you’re starting to feel full when eating less or find your appetite isn’t as much as it used to be, then speak to your GP about your symptoms.
- Continual bloating. If you have bloating which doesn’t seem to reside and/or is really painful then again it is advisable to get advice from your GP.