The IBS Treatment Center offers specialized testing to determine what is causing your excess gas, bloating, and/or abdominal pain. Our expertise in both testing and treatment enable us to help out patients discover and treat the condition or conditions that are causing their symptoms. The end result is that our patients find a solution.
What causes gas?
Bacteria breaking down your food normally creates only very little gas, which collects into bubbles and is expelled as very minor flatulence. A little bit of this is normal. However, if you are producing so much gas that it affects your social activity, or if the gas is especially odorous, then your body is not breaking down your food properly. Excess gas can also cause bloating and often abdominal pain.
The improper digestion and fermentation of your food causes the gas, but why? Most people assume that they need more enzymes or some kind of anti-gas product to control the gas, but this still doesn’t address the underlying cause of the problem.
There are many, many different problems that can cause you to not digest your food properly and then produce too much gas. This is all part of IBS, and our expertise is in doing the detective work to help you sort this out.
Bloating may or may not be associated with gas, but it is usually uncomfortable and almost always unsightly. Bloating indicates that you are not properly breaking down your food. It may be a result of gas build-up, of food sitting too long in your abdomen, or swelling due to inflammation caused by the difficulty that you are having digesting your food.
Bloating may be relatively minor or very large, and it can feel spongy or very hard, and many patients describe it as looking like their pregnant or feeling like they have a basketball under their shirt. It is a very common component of IBS, and like most IBS problems, can be dramatically improved once the actual cause is sorted out.
The IBS Treatment Center offers specialized testing to determine what is causing your bloating, and we find that most patients feel and look much better once they address the root cause of the problem. Contact us today for help finding the cause of your gas and bloating.