Assessing Abdominal Bloating: Common Causes and Tailored Treatments

Webinar: Assessing Abdominal Bloating: Common Causes and Tailored Treatments

Participants will emerge with practical skills and tools to apply in their own practices toward becoming more effective partners in the diagnostic process.

  • Release Date: September 24, 2019
  • SKU LOAAB924
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This webinar was presented live on September 24, 2019

First presented at FNCE® 2018, this practical talk was developed by a leading gastroenterologist and his dietitian colleague, Tamara Duker Freuman, to empower RDs to become partners in the diagnostic process toward helping patients manage a common, chronic complaint: abdominal bloating. First, you will learn the pathophysiology of bloating and what common medical conditions it is associated with. Then, Freuman will share how she uses the 24-hour food/symptom recall as a tool to unearth key clues as to the likeliest etiology of a patient’s symptoms, and which dietary interventions are most effective for these symptoms.

CPEU: 1.5

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 10.2.6 Effectively communicates findings and nutrition diagnoses to clients and the health care team.
  • 10.2.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the leading medical causes of abdominal bloating and describe their pathophysiology.
  2. Utilize the 24-hour diet recall as a food/symptom assessment tool toward generating diagnostic hypotheses as to potential causes of abdominal bloating.
  3. Select appropriate dietary approaches to managing abdominal bloating based on its etiology.


Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN

Tamara Duker Freuman is a registered dietitian and New York State licensed Certified Dietitian- Nutritionist. She holds a Masters of Science degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and completed her clinical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Freuman practices at NYC's East River Gastroenterology & Nutrition, where she specializes in medical nutrition therapy for digestive disorders. In addition to her clinical work, she is the author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer (2018), and co-authored the chapter on Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult in both the 2nd and 3rd editions of the textbook Nutrition for the Older Adult (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014 and 2018). Freuman has also blogged for Eat + Run, U.S. News & World Report's online health blog for seven years.

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  • Release Date: September 24, 2019
  • SKU LOAAB924