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Bloated after eating?

The Wilma Kirsten Clinic specializes in a number of areas including providing solutions to relieve the discomfort of a bloated tummy. We use non-invasive tests to establish the causes of sufferers problems. Via a friendly consultation process, The Wilma Kirsten Clinic can then look at ways of alleviating these symptoms through the use of dietary changes.

Stomach feeling good and not tired at all! Thank you again for your miraculous work!! – Mr Clark

How can the Wilma Kirsten Clinic give you relief for your bloated tummy?

Identifying the causes of a bloated stomach

The fact you are looking at this website would indicate that you have probably been experiencing problems with bloating for some time and have possibly tried a number of cures including over the counter remedies, products bought from the internet, or even medicines prescribed by your doctor most likely with limited or little long term relief. This means that you are still experiencing bloating and have not yet found treatment that has been successful.

One cure does NOT solve all bloating problems

It is important to understand that there is not a generic cure, treatment or solution to all bloating issues.

The solution to your stomach bloating problems is dependent on the cause.

Establishing the cause of your bloated stomach is key to finding the solution.

Many practitioners simply dispense out medicines or advice which treat the symptoms of bloating often with limited or short term results. This leaves the patient frustrated and still plagued with bloating despite having tried ‘everything’.

Through experience the Wilma Kirsten Clinic has found that the best way of providing long term relief from bloating is by first establishing the cause of the problems and then looking for ways to prevent the symptoms occurring in the first place.

What are the reasons for a bloated stomach?

A bloated stomach can occur for many different reasons. The most obvious instance is when we overindulge at one meal and our stomachs distend naturally to accommodate the amount of food that we have just eaten. For many women bloating occurs prior to their menstrual period. Preceding a woman’s period fluid is retained by the body as it prepares for a possible pregnancy. For some women and excess of fluid retention causes a bloated, uncomfortable feeling. (It is important to distinguish between bloating and flaccid abdominal muscles which results from a sedentary lifestyle, lack of regular exercise and physical activity.)

But more often we seem unable to identify the triggers for recurring bloating. A long term solution to bloating is dependent on correctly establishing the cause of the bloating.

What are the triggers commonly associated with abdominal bloating?

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Fluid retention due to PMS linked with the menstrual cycle
  • Food Intolerances / Allergies
  • Candida or yeast overgrowth
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Lack of suitable digestive enzymes
  • Intestinal permeability, commonly referred to as Leaky gut
  • Parasites, including Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endilomax nana, Entamoeba hartmanni, Strongyloides stercoralis, and Giardia lamblia
  • Bacterial infections, including Citrobacter freundii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Escherichia coli, Citrobacter braakii
  • Insufficient good gut bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium
  • Stress related to abnormal or elevated cortisol secretion

Each of these causes typically requires different methods of treatment. Therefore, it is essential that we first understand why bloating is occurring in order that we can establish the best solution likely to give the most long term relief to this problem.

I’d like to thank you for the assistance you offered for the bloating and all the various suggestions you made to help me. – Anne

Parasitic infection is a differential diagnosis for IBS, however, there is evidence to suggest that Blastocystis species infection may be overlooked as a cause of IBS symptoms in some individuals. [1]

How does the Wilma Kirsten Clinic identify the causes of stomach bloating?

The Wilma Kirsten Clinic approach is to identify specific imbalances and triggers by means of non-invasive testing (stool, urine or saliva). These tests are sent to your home where you can complete them out in your own time and in private. The samples are then sent directly to the laboratory for analysis. Once the results are obtained a clear picture of what is causing your bloating symptoms can be established and a diet plan to overcome them devised.

Two options for bloating relief

Option One – Initial Test Kit Analysis followed by Clinic Consultation

Some sufferers prefer to order a relevant test kit as the initial step in their pursuit of a solution to their bloating problems. A phone call or email communication with the Wilma Kirsten Clinic will help to determine which test kit is most suitable for the individual’s circumstances.

Once agreed, the test kit is rapidly sent out to the patient to complete in the privacy of their own home. The completed test is then sent directly to the laboratory for analysis.

When the results have been obtained a consultation can be booked at our Harley Street or Oxford clinic to discuss the results and to agree a detailed plan for overcoming the sufferer’s condition. Please note that we are unable to comment on your test results outside of a scheduled consultation. The consultation fee is not included in the cost of the chosen test.

Option Two – Initial Clinic Consultation

Other sufferers prefer to start the process with an initial consultation via telephone or Skype. At this meeting the patients symptoms, lifestyle and diet will be discussed and specific tests will be identified which will give the patient the most value and benefit. During this meeting initial specific dietary alterations will be suggested that will fit in with the patient’s lifestyle. Once the results of any tests have been analyzed a review of the best strategy for alleviating or preventing the symptoms that have been presenting can be finalised.

My symptoms have improved significantly. I’ve noticed such a big difference in my life. I still have the odd symptom but it isn’t really that noticeable. – Hayley

For any queries, to order a test kit or to make an appointment please contact The Wilma Kirsten Clinic by email.

If you would like to speak to Wilma Kirsten direct, call +44 (0)787 608 4829

Alternatively email your telephone number and Wilma Kirsten will contact you at a convenient time to discuss how to proceed without any cost to you.

For more information on Wilma Kirsten including her experience and qualifications please click here


  1. Yakoob, J., Jafri, W., Jafri, N., Khan, R., Islam, M., Beg, M.A.; and Zaman, V. (2004) Irritable bowel syndrome: In search of an etiology: Role of Blastocystis hominis. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. Vol. 70, pp. 383–385.