Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels full and tight - usually caused by excessive intestinal gas.
- Lactose intolerance and other food intolerances
- Air swallowing (a nervous habit)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Partial bowel obstruction
Important but uncommon causes of abdominal bloating include ascites and tumors, such as those arising from ovarian cancer.
by Potos A. Aagen, M.D.
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