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Functional Abdominal Bloating with Distention

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dc.contributor.author Sullivan, Stephen Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-23T17:43:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-23T17:43:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation Sullivan, S.N. (2012). Functional Abdominal Bloating with Distention. ISRN Gastroenterology, 2012, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/721820 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/721820
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8709
dc.description.abstract Ten to 25% of healthy persons experience bloating. It is particularly common in persons with the irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. While the cause of bloating remains unknown old explanations such as a excessive intestinal gas, exaggerated lumbar lordosis and psychiatric problems have been disproved. New suggestions include recent weight gain, weak or inappropriately relaxed abdominal muscles, an inappropriately contracted diaphragm and retained fluid in loops of distal small bowel. No treatment is of unequivocal benefit but a low FODMAPs diet, probiotics and the non-absorbable antibiotic rifaximin offer some hope. Treatment by weight loss, abdominal exercise, prokinetics and girdles need more study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ISRN Gastroenterology en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.title Functional Abdominal Bloating with Distention en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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