Crohn's disease. Symptoms may include
lower abdominal cramping, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and bleeding from the
Diabetes. People who have long-standing
diabetes may develop bowel problems that cause bloating and gas.
Diverticulitis. Symptoms may include abdominal
cramping, diarrhea, bloating, and gas.
Symptoms may include pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, chest, upper
back, or right shoulder following a meal of high-fat foods. Additional symptoms
include nausea, vomiting, fever, belching, gas, heartburn, or pale
Peptic ulcer disease. Symptoms include a burning,
aching, gnawing pain between the belly button and the breastbone that may
extend to the back, loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating, gas, nausea, or
Splenic flexure syndrome. In this chronic condition, gas
becomes trapped at the bends in the colon. Symptoms include bloating, muscle
spasms, and upper abdominal pain.
Milk may do a body good, but not if you’re one of 30 to 50 million people who suffers from lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance results from an inability to digest the natural sugar (lactose) found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance symptoms can include bloating, diarrhea, gas, and cramping. But there are ways to manage lactose intolerance while reaping the nutritional benefits of dairy products.