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Why Am I Feeling Bloated? | Ask the Expert
It sounds like you are definitely <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/medicallibrary/MedLibrary.page?medlib=1&section=healthinfo&page=article&sgml_id=hn-2194000">sensitive to these foods</a>. I would look at the ingredients of the specific items you are talking about. Is it any type of bread, or only a certain type? You could do an elimination diet and reintroduce the foods separately that are causing you distress and better pin point the problems. You may have a <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/health/gluten_sensitivity/gluten_sensitivity_on_the_rise.page">gluten sensitivity</a> but I am not sure if you are having other foods that contain wheat, rye or barely, without having symptoms. Is the <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/health/digestive_health/bloated_belly.page">bloating feeling</a> a recent problem or have you always had issues with these foods? As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to food allergies and sensitivities. I would suggest seeing a Registered Dietitian in your area to help you better diagnose and treat your issues.
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I am 51, in good health, run 12 miles per week, and eat well. I seem to notice more often than not, breads and cheese really make me feel bloated; even the smallest portion can trigger this feeling. Is my system just not agreeing with these foods?

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Deborah Kurzrock, R.D.Deborah Kurzrock, R.D.Registered DietitianMills-Peninsula Health Services
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Deborah Kurzrock, R.D.Registered DietitianMills-Peninsula Health Services

Deborah Kurzrock is a Registered Dietitian with the Mills Peninsula Health Services Women’s Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of California, Berkeley. She was Chief Clinical Dietitian at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and a clinical dietitian at Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

It sounds like you are definitely sensitive to these foods.

I would look at the ingredients of the specific items you are talking about. Is it any type of bread, or only a certain type? You could do an elimination diet and reintroduce the foods separately that are causing you distress and better pin point the problems.

You may have a gluten sensitivity but I am not sure if you are having other foods that contain wheat, rye or barely, without having symptoms.

Is the bloating feeling a recent problem or have you always had issues with these foods? As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to food allergies and sensitivities. I would suggest seeing a Registered Dietitian in your area to help you better diagnose and treat your issues.

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