Bloating turned out to be one of the signs of a dangerous disease – congestive heart failure. This was reported by the Express newspaper with reference to the data of British doctors.
This progressive condition, characterized by the inability of the muscle to pump blood throughout the body, can ultimately be fatal.
Other signs of heart failure include shortness of breath even at rest, feeling tired, swollen legs, and persistent coughing. The latter symptom may be worse at night and be accompanied by wheezing, confusion, and an irregular heartbeat. Loss of appetite, weight gain or loss, dizziness and fainting, depression and anxiety are also signs of a life-threatening condition.
Bloating occurs when air or fluid builds up in the abdomen, causing it to expand. The main cause of bloating is from excessive food intake and swallowing of air, known as aerophagia. Also, the causes of this ailment are inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, indigestion or temporary constipation.
Earlier, British doctors found out that you should definitely seek medical help in case of persistent bloating. So, this symptom may be hiding ovarian cancer.