Stomach Swelling Reasons
Each aforementioned causes will be explained further so
the cause of stomach swelling could be better understood.
Obesity – a person who is obese has a large amount of visceral or
abdominal fat. Therefore, if there are many fat deposits on the abdominal area, it would cause the abdomen to
swell increasingly compared to its normal size.
Too much eating – a person will usually feel bloated if this is the
reason for the stomach swelling. It happens when too much food was eaten in one meal, the stomach swells
right after the meal due to the excessive contents inside it.
Too much gas – in some cases there are microorganisms that could cause
gases to form inside the stomach and the large intestines. But if a person has Aerophagia or the habit of swallowing air during the state of being tense,
gas can build up in the stomach and cause the abdominal area to swell.
Food and drink intolerance – if a person is intolerant to a certain food
or to certain drink and happen to eat or drink it, and then it would cause inflammation to the digestive
system as it passes through it.
Foods that produce gas – these are commonly the beans but they are not
the only gas producing foods. If excessive amounts of gas-producing foods are eaten, gas will surely build up
within the digestive tracts, thus causing the stomach to swell.
Constipation – this is when a person or an individual is having a hard
time letting out his or her “wastes” and if there is difficulty in bowel movement, then that means that the
fecal matters are just inside the bowels which causes the abdomen to enlarge.
During menstruation – when a woman has her period, she would usually feel
bloated and have an enlarged abdomen than usual. That is because of the hormonal changes going on in her
body. These changes cause some of the fat deposits on a woman’s thighs and hips to go up to her
Ascites – basically, this is the buildup of the fluid called peritoneal
fluid in the peritoneal cavity. More information on Ascites can be found here. (just link it to the other
article about Ascites on the “here” word)
Pregnancy – now this is plain common sense. Another life form is in the
making inside the uterus and it is normal for the abdomen to swell during pregnancy. But if you are a woman
and you are suddenly gaining weight and your stomach is swelling, consider taking a pregnancy test to check
if you are pregnant or not.
Stomach Swelling Reasons