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05 Mar 2004

Excess fat around stomach
Hello, I have a problem in that everytime I eat carbs particularly potato, bread and pasta my stomach bloats up and is the first place I pick up weight. I have so much excess fat around my stomach I look as if I am pregnant permanently.
Do I have a wheat allergy?
Thank you
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tilly
You could have a wheat allergy or intolerance, but the only way to determine this is to ask your doctor to send you for the relevant allergy tests. This kind of bloating could also be due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or insulin resistance or a variety of other conditions. Thus it is vital to have a medical examination to determine what is causing this problem. Once we have a diagnosis, we can consider dietary changes.
Best regards
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