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Don’t Let Bloating Ruin Your Summer ,
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Bloating is a common condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives. It is characterized by a feeling of fullness and tightness in the abdomen caused by excess gas in the digestive system. While bloating is not usually a serious medical condition, it can be uncomfortable and even painful, putting the brakes on your summer plans.

David P Yamini, MD is a Santa Monica gastroenterologist with the knowledge, experience and skills to help you identify the causes of your bloating and create a plan to overcome it. Here are some of the most frequent causes of bloating that can ruin your summer.


One of the most common causes of bloating is overeating. When you consume large amounts of food, your stomach must work harder to digest everything. This can lead to excess gas production, which can cause bloating. To avoid this, try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day instead of three large meals.

Swallowing Air

Another common cause of bloating is swallowing air. This can happen when you eat too quickly, drink carbonated beverages or chew gum. When you swallow air, it gets trapped in your digestive system and can cause bloating. To prevent this, try to eat slowly and avoid carbonated beverages and gum.


Constipation can also cause bloating. When stool builds up in your colon, it can cause your abdomen to become distended and uncomfortable. Drinking plenty of water and eating high-fiber foods can help prevent constipation and reduce bloating.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. It can cause various symptoms, including bloating, abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, certain foods and stress can trigger symptoms. If you suspect you have IBS, talk to Dr. Yamini about treatment options.

Food Intolerances

Food intolerances, such as lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance, can cause bloating. When your body cannot digest certain foods, it can produce excess gas and bloating. If you suspect you have a food intolerance, try eliminating the food from your diet and see if your symptoms improve.

Menstrual Cycle

For women, bloating can also be a typical menstrual cycle symptom. Hormonal changes can cause water retention, which can lead to bloating. Eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated can help alleviate bloating during your menstrual cycle.

Get Professional Treatment for Bloating

Bloating is a common condition that various factors can cause. You can reduce your risk of bloating by making simple lifestyle changes, such as eating smaller meals, avoiding carbonated beverages and gum, and drinking plenty of water. If your symptoms persist, Dr. Yamini can perform a complete workup and examination to determine the underlying cause of persistent and troublesome bloating and then create a tailored treatment plan to bring you significant relief.

Don’t let bloating ruin your summertime plans. Contact David P Yamini, MD, in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills to get professional treatment for bloating.

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David P. Yamini, MD

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 58 reviews

Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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