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Gas

 

Gas or flatulence is a condition where air is collected in the intestine and passed out through the rectum.

Causes

  • Digestion of the food in the intestine by the bacteria
  • Swallowing air while eating and drinking
  • Certain foods such as carbohydrates or high fiber
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Certain medications

Symptoms

  • Passing gas through the rectum
  • Belching
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain

Treatment

  • Avoid foods that cause gas
  • Eat and drink slowly
  • Take a walk after meals
  • Over the counter medications
  • Curing any medical condition causing it

Prevention

  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet
  • Chew food properly
  • Exercise regularly
  • Walk after meals