Constipation can have a host of unpleasant symptoms, like straining to evacuate their bowels, for example, or stomach cramps. Many sufferers also experience bloating in particular.
Besides feeling bloated, you can also have a slightly swollen tummy, sometimes you even want to loosen your belt.
Being constipated is bad enough without bloating, so it helps to know what causes this uncomfortable condition.
What causes bloating?
When you get constipated, over time, the waste in your lower intestines can literally build up. The gas formed as a by-product of digestion can get trapped behind slow moving stools. This build-up of gas along with constipation can produce that bloated feeling - and it can be quite painful, too.
Bloating can also have other causes such as IBS or lactose intolerance. If you suffer frequently and are experiencing a lot of discomfort, do not hesitate to consult your GP.
What can you do?
Bloating in the lower gastro-intestinal tract can be caused by constipation.
One way to deal with this kind of bloating is to try to prevent constipation through a fibre-rich diet, drinking lots of fluids and regular exercise.
If you are suffering from constipation, however, there are many constipation remedies which can help your digestive system regain its natural balance.