Tummy troubles: how to beat the bloat

Being bloated means that something is wrong, so what should you do?

Our digestive system is a complex and mysterious place, home to about 100 trillion bacteria. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Our digestive system is a complex and mysterious place, home to about 100 trillion bacteria. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There are few feelings worse than being bloated. Most of us know that feeling; the expanding pressure in the abdomen, being choked by your waistband.

However, if you’re plagued by stomach pain regularly and have accepted that this is how you’re supposed to feel, think again. Being bloated means that something is wrong.

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