All About Bloating

Did you know that boating is a really common condition, up to 25% of the people experience occasional abdominal bloating, the majority of these say their symptoms are moderate to severe and 10% say they have regular bloating. As many as 90% of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), suffer from bloating.

Bloating happens when your gastrointestinal tract (gut) becomes filled with air or gas. It can feel like you have just eaten a large meal and there is no more room in your stomach. Your tummy may feel tight and full, and sometimes it can appear swollen or distended.

Bloating can range from slightly uncomfortable to extremely painful in some people. It can be an occasional problem or a recurring symptom, especially in people with digestive issues or with fluctuations in their hormones.

Why does bloating occur?

The most common cause of bloating is excess gas in your gut. If your bloating occurs after eating, it may be caused by a specific type of food or drink, or by eating too much or too fast. Other simple reasons include constipation, weight gain and the menstrual cycle which can often cause temporary bloating.

Some medical conditions such as IBS, diverticulitis, coeliac disease and depression and certain medicines can also cause bloating. Although it is common, see a GP if you are bloated a lot or it does not go away.

Main symptoms

  • Tummy feels full or bigger than usual
  • Pain or discomfort in your tummy
  • Rumbling or gurgling
  • More flatulence (farting) or burping than usual

How can I reduce bloating?

  • Take regular exercise regularly to improve your digestion
  • Chew food with your mouth closed
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Keep a food diary to help find foods that cause bloating
  • Massage your tummy from right to left to help release trapped wind
  • Don’t drink fizzy drinks, alcohol or caffeinated drinks
  • Don’t eat cabbage, beans or lentils which cause gas
  • Don’t consume large meals before bed

Bloating treatment

Doctor Gut Bloating Relief contains the natural mineral clay disomectite which captures toxins, bacteria, and rotavirus, preventing their adherence to the intestinal membranes where they can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

Diosmectite can also interact with the gastrointestinal mucus layer thereby increasing its resistance to damaging agents. Several studies have shown that disomectite can improve abdominal discomfort and/or pain.

Doctor Gut Bloating relief also contains Simethicone which helps gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily to form larger bubbles, which can pass more easily along the gut and out of the body with less discomfort.

What makes Doctor Gut different?

Doctor Gut is different from other products designed to treat diarrhoea, IBS and bloating as it is drug-free.

Doctor Gut contains diosmectite which binds to bacterial toxins, viruses and harmful substances which can cause gut-related disorders and remove them from the gut.

The diosmectite can also help form a protective layer to the gut wall providing a barrier to harmful substances.

Whereas, other products designed to treat gut-related symptoms such as anti-diarrhoeal medicines work by slowing down the contractions of the gut, but do not treat the underlying cause of the symptoms.

Doctor Gut Range

Bloating Relief

Relieves symptoms of:

Contains diosmectite + simethicone which helps gas bubbles in the gut to combine more easily, allowing for easier less painful passage of gas.

Diarrhoea Relief

Relieves IBS symptoms of:

Contains diosmectite in easy to take liquid sachets and is suitable for children aged 2+ and adults.

IBS Relief

Relieves IBS symptoms of:

Contains simethicone + diosmectite which relieves IBS symptoms by removing harmful substances from the gut and forming a protective barrier to the gut lining.