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Study: Women More Likely to Feel Bloated Than Men

 Everyone gets frustrated from time to time. Whether it's overeating, eating the wrong kind of food, hormonal problems, or conditions affecting the digestive system, constipation is common, especially in the United States. 

Study: Women More Likely to Feel Bloated Than Men


However, it turns out that some people may be more prone to fever than others, according to a new study published in November 2022. That is, according to the study, women are more likely to report the feeling of constipation than men - as those who have problems with the symptoms of the intestines together.


Study: Nausea in women and men 

The study, "Abdominal Bloating in the United States: Results of a Survey of 88,795 Americans Examining Prevalence and Health Care," was published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology with the purpose "to examine the prevalence of bloating and examine findings for associations .health care. uses survey data from a nationally representative sample of nearly 89,000 Americans. 


To determine this information, the study participants completed the National Gastrointestinal (GI) Survey II, which measures gastrointestinal symptoms, including bloating. Specifically, the researchers looked at many places in the last week.


A total of 88,795 people answered this question, with almost 14% (12,324) saying they felt nauseous in the past seven days. The results showed that women were more likely to report constipation than men. They also found that people with problems - such as irritability, stomach ulcers, chronic constipation and more - and other gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain and excess gas, are more prone to bloating. "These were also associated with more severe nausea," the authors reported.


In addition, "Among those reporting recent nausea, 58.5% did not seek treatment for bloating, 29% of which was a self-management symptom or felt comfortable discussing symptoms body. and those who provide them," according to the study.

The authors of the study concluded: 


Nausea is common in the city as nearly 1 in 7 Americans have experienced this symptom in the past week. Women and people with certain problems and associated bowel symptoms are more likely to experience bloating and more severe symptoms. Nearly one-third of those who do not seek care manage symptoms on their own or feel comfortable discussing them with their providers, emphasizing that efforts should be made to actively ask questions about constipation.


"Other studies have also shown that women report more than men, and researchers have offered various theories as to why this may be," said Janice Oh, MD, a resident physician in the Cedars-Sinai Department of General Internal Medicine and said the first author. of birth. "These include hormonal, metabolic, psychosocial, lifestyle and nutritional differences between men and women." 


How to fight to bloat 

While it's clear that having a bloated stomach is common, there are many natural ways to combat nausea and reduce gastrointestinal symptoms. Here are some tips to ease stomach discomfort and nausea: 


  • Add probiotics to your regimen.
  •  Eat another string.
  • Eat vegetables and fruits that provide water. 
  • Enjoy herbs, spices and teas that are good for digestion, including ginger, fennel, aloe vera and dandelion.
  • Keep watering.
  •  Avoid foods that cause constipation, such as sugar and spicy foods, sweets and sugar alcohols, carbonated drinks, dairy products, refined grains, legumes, and foods that have other causes symptoms in you.
  • Do the exercises.
  • Get rid of stress.


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