Causes of sudden weight gain and gas pain in the abdominal area

The sudden increase in a person’s weight accompanied by pain in the abdominal area can be a very scary experience. Just as with any condition that suddenly and rapidly starts to manifest itself, these symptoms could cause affected individuals a lot of mental stress. The truth is that there are a number of different conditions that could lead to these symptoms. The fact that most people that have reported these symptoms in the last couple of years, show no medical evidence of any irregularity within their bodies, most medical tests will resent normal readings. Some successful diagnoses have shown the onset of an underactive thyroid and premature menopause. The most common diagnosis, however, is the onset of Celiac disease. Celiac disease is the chronic inability of the body to absorb a substance known as gluten which is a protein found in foods such as oatmeal, rye and barley. The condition is normally hereditary but can also be the result of a severe bout with gastroenteritis during childhood. Since the condition greatly reduces the body’s ability to absorb nutritive substances, it commonly results in cases of mal absorption. The condition can either start just after birth or manifest itself later in the individual’s life after traumatic experiences such as a surgery or motor accident’s. The condition is relatively common and affects about 2 million people in the United States of America alone at a ratio of about 1 in every 133 people. People with other genetic disorders such as Down syndrome and Turner syndrome are also more likely to be affected by Celia disease. While the condition is more likely to be correctly diagnosed by way of some medical tests, other symptoms that may help you identify if this is the ailment you suffer from include fatigue, anemia, depression, mouth sores, skin rash and a tingling numbness in your hands or feet.

Here are a few tips to ensure that the condition does not affect the quality of your life as much as it could. An oral intake of olive leaf extract will help significantly boost the immune system and protect it from any further attacks. Make a conscious effort to avoid any foods that contain gluten. Keep a close eye on the ingredients of everything you eat and stay away from barley, oats, rye, wheat, modified food starch grain, vinegars and binders. You should also make sure that you chew your food thoroughly before swallowing, as it improves the intake of nutrients and allows them to be absorbed more easily.

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