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How do i get rid of my bad gas? for the last 4 months i get bloated and gasy daily. some worse than others, mostly in the evenings. terrible odor. i consume coffee, fruits, grains and chocolate daily. other than that there are no other consitancies. what

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hi. : Hi. Here are some possible causes for gas. Swallowing air when you eat, eating food that has too high protein or fat content, or eating foods that tend to create gas (beans, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, soft cheese, prunes and apples) avoid eating large meals, as well as high fat foods. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly. With this said, there can be medical conditions that lead to flatus (passing gas). You need to be medically evaluated, especially if you have light colored bowel movements or abdominal pain.

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