Many people turn to probiotics to help ease digestion, and while these "healthy bacteria" have been linked to bloating, certain probiotics may help ease the uncomfortable condition.
To avoid bloating, Healthline suggests such steps as avoiding overeating, steering clear of foods you have an allergy or sensitivity to, and passing on carbonated beverages and foods linked to gas. Some probiotic supplements also have been shown to help.
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Fitness Magazine recommends the Bifidobacterium infantis strain of probiotics to rebalance the gut bacteria and relieve bloating for those who have been taking antibiotics.
A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2000 found that Lactobacillus plantarum decreased pain and flatulence in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
A review of 37 studies published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics in 2013 found that certain probiotics were linked with a reduction in gastrointestinal problems, including bloating.
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Dr. Satish S. C. Rao, director of the Digestive Health Clinical Research Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, warns against taking probiotics excessively or indiscriminately, Medical News Today reported.
Rao was among a team of researchers who recently released a study that found a link between probiotic use and brain fog and abdominal bloating.
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