- Hydrochloric acid (HCl) deficiency: HCl is a stomach acid that helps to break down food and kill harmful bacteria. When HCl levels are low, food can remain undigested in the stomach and intestines, leading to bloating, gas, and pain.
- Food sensitivities: Food sensitivities can occur when the body has an immune response to certain foods, even when those foods are not harmful. Common food sensitivities include gluten, dairy, and eggs.
- Leaky gut: Leaky gut is a condition in which the lining of the intestines becomes damaged, allowing bacteria and other toxins to leak into the bloodstream. This can lead to a variety of health problems, including abdominal pain and bloating.
- Sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth): Sibo is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of bacteria in the small intestine. This can lead to a variety of digestive problems, including abdominal pain, bloating, and gas.
Dr. Berg also discusses a number of things that people can do to improve their gut health and reduce their risk of abdominal pain and bloating, such as:
- Eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Avoiding processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
- Taking digestive enzymes and probiotics
- Getting regular exercise
- Managing stress
It is important to note that Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, not a medical doctor. His advice should not be taken as a substitute for professional medical care. If you are experiencing abdominal pain and bloating, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
My thoughts on Dr. Berg’s video
Dr. Berg’s video provides a good overview of some of the most common causes of abdominal pain and bloating. However, it is important to keep in mind that he is a chiropractor, not a medical doctor. His advice should not be taken as a substitute for professional medical care.
If you are experiencing abdominal pain and bloating, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Once any underlying medical conditions have been ruled out, your doctor can help you to develop a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.
Some of the things that your doctor may recommend include:
- Dietary changes
- Digestive enzymes
- Stress management techniques
If your symptoms are severe or do not improve with home treatment, your doctor may prescribe medication.