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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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I have a lot of gas?

I have a lot of gas?

Slow down eating: Most gas you pass is swallowed air. Slow down your eating so you are not swallowing air, and it should improve. If not, then you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Do nuts give people gas?

Do nuts give people gas?

Gas: Peanuts like beans, belong to the legume family, which can produce gas in some people. Other nuts, to my knowledge, do not since they are not legumes. Beano contains an enzyme that dels with the component of peanuts & beans that causes the gas; take before eating them. ...Read more

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Is holding in gas bad for you?

Is holding in gas bad for you?

Not bad: But uncomfortable. Find a private place and eliminate your gas all the best. ...Read more

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Can you control expelling gas?

Bloating: Eat fewer carbs and gluten. Less lactose. Beano sometimes works. Almost all of the other otc products do nothing. ...Read more

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What is causing my child's gas?

What is causing my child's gas?

Most gas...: Most gas is swallowed air. If it isn't burped out during the feeding, it passes a valve (pylorus) between stomach and duodenum, and from there on it's one way street down to the bottom. Some gas is produced by bacteria in the bowel from undigested food, and when this happens it's a sign of improper digestion of whatever food caused it (milk, beans and cabbage are common culprits). ...Read more

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How do I get gas out of my back?

Impossible anatomy: I am not sure where this is coming from, but there are no organs or spaces in your back that would create or hold onto gas. I would advise re-asking the question with symptoms and not a diagnosis. ...Read more