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What causes bloating after eating sugar?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: I have a hiatal hernia. Every time I eat sugar the hernia feels bloated. Why would sugar make me feel bloated around my hiatal hernia?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Intolerance and bacterial overgrowth.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit small and very specific.

The bloating after eating sugar can be due to the following reasons:
- Intolerance to the sugar is a known fact, many people have it.
- The bacteria feed of the sugar and grow and produce more gases.
- Since the medicines for GERD reduce or nullify the acidity, bacteria can grow and overgrow with sugar to cause such a problem as you have. Sugar is the best medium for the bacteria to grow and produce gas producing byproduct as their metabolism. This gas gets stuck at the hiatus hernia and give you the bloating around your hiatal hernia.

I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask further relevant queries if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap-of-communications.
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What causes bloating after eating sugar?

Brief Answer: Intolerance and bacterial overgrowth. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit small and very specific. The bloating after eating sugar can be due to the following reasons: - Intolerance to the sugar is a known fact, many people have it. - The bacteria feed of the sugar and grow and produce more gases. - Since the medicines for GERD reduce or nullify the acidity, bacteria can grow and overgrow with sugar to cause such a problem as you have. Sugar is the best medium for the bacteria to grow and produce gas producing byproduct as their metabolism. This gas gets stuck at the hiatus hernia and give you the bloating around your hiatal hernia. I hope this answers your query. Please feel free to ask further relevant queries if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap-of-communications.