Question: Why is my stomach
so swollen and bloated? I feel as if I I'm 9 months pregnant and I'm
not, that is a fact. At times I even get really hot and irritable
with it. I am overweight, have been all my life and have never experienced
Answer: Dear Corina,
Bloating occus when the abdominal
area feels full and tight. Its most common causes are:
- Lactose intolerance
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Less common causes include tumors,
such as the ones occuring from ovarian cancer.
In order to start a treatment,
the cause of the bloating must be diagnosed first. A doctor can perform
tests to find out if intolerance to lactose or IBS might be the cause.