Chronic Gas Or Bloating
The chronic gas or bloating sometimes experienced by individuals with leaky gut syndrome can be debilitating. Patients with bloating may notice it is most prominent within the half-hour after a meal, and it can take days to resolve. The bloating may feel like a very uncomfortable fullness over the entire abdominal area or concentrated in the lower abdomen. Bloating may cause appetite loss and could make eating painful. Individuals who have chronic gas could also experience pain, and they may be unable to eat certain foods. Since both of these symptoms can significantly impact a patient's quality of life, it is recommended that a medical evaluation be conducted to establish the underlying cause.
If necessary, prescription medications are available to reduce gas and bloating. Some of these are taken daily, and others can be taken just before a meal to ease symptoms. Since bloating could be a sign of several types of cancer, individuals who notice this symptom for more than three weeks should see a doctor promptly. This is necessary in cases where the bloating is persistent and in instances where it comes and goes.