There are two main causes for your stomach to feel full and bloated: gas and indigestion!
Gas is a common source for creating your stomach’s bloat and fullness feeling. Gas pains in your digestive tract usually has two means of creation:
- the air that you swallow
- bacteria food breakdown in your large intestine
Lessen the air that you swallow by drinking non-fizzy liquid and chew your food down to a “stomach ready” consistency.
Certain foods may cause you to experience that “feeling bloated” gas, while not causing the same “full and bloated’ feeling to others.
Another common source for your stomach bloating and fullness is indigestion. For many, it results from:
- eating too much
- eating too quickly
- eating high fat foods
- eating during stressful situations
Other causes for the “I feel full” bloat of indigestion or making it worse include:
- being tired
- ongoing stress
- drinking too much alcohol
- medications that irritate stomach lining
Avoiding the foods and situations that seem to cause indigestion is the way to treat bloating and fullness.
Smokers can help relieve their indigestion by quitting, or at least not smoking right before eating.
Exercising with a full stomach can be a cause for feelings of indigestion, so schedule your exercise before a meal or wait at least an hour after eating.
Your feeling bloated might be caused by a disease in the digestive tract, for example:
- colon cancer
- stomach cancer
- lactose intolerance
- fructose intolerance
- irritable bowl syndrome
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
Some have persistent gas and indigestion that is not related to any of these food type factors. This type of “fully bloated” discomfort may be caused by a problem in the muscular squeezing action of your stomach. And treatment for this functional problem may require a prescription medication to rev-up stomach motility.
Relax and eat slower toward a healthy solution to your “gas bloated and full” situation.