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Abdominal Distention, Chronic  (Bloating)

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chronic abdominal distention celiac disease gluten symptomWhat Is Chronic Abdominal Distention?

Abdominal distention, or bloating, is characterized by enlargement in normal size of abdomen not due to fatty tissue.

Q: Why does the abdomen enlarge?

A: The abdomen enlarges because the bowel is dysfunctional. Loops of bowel usually lack normal peristalsis (rhythmic wave-like muscle movement) trapping gas in stagnant loops of bowel, inflammation swells loops of bowel also trapping gas, and dysbiosis overproduces gas. All these factors distend the abdomen.

What Is Chronic Abdominal Distention In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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