Do you bloat after eating?

If it feels like you swallowed a basketball after you eat, you may be wondering what causes your bloating after meals?

One reason that you may bloat after eating is that you may not be digesting the food you eat. When you are not completely digesting your food, bacteria and yeast in the intestines ferment the undigested food and produce gas that bloats your belly. What many people don’t realize is that stomach acid is essential to starting the process of digesting our food. As we age, we tend to make less and less stomach acid, and our digestion suffers. Medications such as Antacids, H2 Blockers, and Proton Pump Inhibitors, which are designed to reduce stomach acid, have the side effect of producing bloating for many people.

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