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Feeling Bloated Despite a Perfect Diet? It Could Be These 3 Things

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Mahalie Stackpole

Bloating Despite a Perfect Diet?

The most commonly cited causes of bloating are dietary factors. More specifically, it’s well-established that foods containing gluten, dairy, or FODMAPs (certain carbohydrates) can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal pain in individuals with food sensitivities or conditions such as Celiac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Crohn’s and colitis.

Because the association between food and gastrointestinal distress has already been explored, let’s explore lesser-known factors behind bloating.

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Testosterone, Obesity, and Heart Disease

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When you hear the word testosterone, you probably think of masculinity, working out in the gym, and how efficiently someone can put on muscle and lose fat. Turns out, that’s only half the story.

As science dives deeper and deeper into these biomarkers, we’re finding that nothing is as cut and dry as we might have once thought. The body is a huge, complex, integrated system.

WebMD recently did an informative article on the correlations between low testosterone levels in men and a number of metabolic disorders, from diabetes and obesity to high blood pressure and heart disease.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.