Definition: Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen (belly) feels full and tight. Overeating is a common cause of abdominal bloating.
Other causes of abdominal bloating include:
- Excess gas in the bowel
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lactose intolerance or other food intolerance
- Partial bowel obstruction
Also Known As: belly bloat
Examples: Karen skipped breakfast, so when she finally ate lunch she was overly-hungry, leading her to overeat and experience abdominal bloating.