I’m going to look at some of the reasons why many of us suffer with this uncomfortable symptom. Plus ways to reduce it by looking deeper at the causes, and ways to treat.
The gut contains more nerve tissue than the brain. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which can be a cause of abdominal bloating – has been called a “mental illness” of the second brain.
Over the last 20 years, research has revealed that the brain and our emotions share a strong relationship with the gut and the immune system. We now know that the gut micro biome – where trillions of microbes reside in the human body – can communicate with the brain through molecules produced by gut bacteria that enter the bloodstream. These molecules can even impact behavior.
Researchers say that the complex “second brain” in the gut can also influence emotion—gastrointestinal issues can affect not only digestion but mood and emotional wellbeing.