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please help docs! is passing gas frequently a sign of something bad or is it due to the food you ingest?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The foods we eat.: Usually passing gas results from the foods we eat, healthy foods in general that contain protein and fiber. Sometimes we can get bacterial overgrowth in our intestines which can be helped with probiotics; the overpopulation of the intestines with bacteria can lead to excess gas production as well.

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