Bloating seems to be a very common and ever increasing problem. There may several reasons why this happens. At The Hale Clinic, we work to diagnose the underlying problem that is causing the bloating instead of just addressing the symptoms. We then address both.

Bloating may be accompanied by any of the following: acid reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, abdominal spasms or increased gas.

We see a growing number of patients with bloating, who have been told that they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS and they have been given a prescription only for their symptoms. There are several reasons why bloating occurs and these can be diagnosed through taking an in-depth case history and using non-invasive tests.

Rather than taking a shot in the dark, it’s better and more likely to result in a good clinical outcome if the patient is tested (non-invasive) to ascertain what the underlying issue is and also the extent of it. The patient can then be retested after the second stage of therapy to monitor progress and enable any further therapy to be tailored according to the results. This approach gets the best results according to our own clinical outcomes.