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Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

Rx for gas not cure: Charcoal is an absorbent. It can decrease gas, but it can cause constipation, black stools, interfere with absorption of meds and nutrients. Good idea is to find out the cause of the flatulence, to make sure there isn't a treatable disorder, e.g. Parasites, celiac sprue, pancreatic disease, ibd, polyps, etc. ...Read more

Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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Is there a natural cure for flatulence or gas problem?

Is there a natural cure for flatulence or gas problem?

Yes: You may have food allergies or carbohydrate intolerance causing you to be gassy. Consider a trila of no dairy and no gluten first. If that does not help, consult your physician for either testing or a more detailed elimination diet trial. Short answer...Try enzymes with meals, try peppermint oil with meals. ...Read more

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I have a flatulence problem even though i don't eat gas producing foods.(Very loud farts) How to cure it?

Options: You may be intolerant of certain foods ( including dairy, artificial sweetners), have excessive stomach acid producing more gas, or have bacterial overgrowth/ imbalance. You may benefit from use of a probiotic to repopulate your bowel with good bacteria and help your situation. Treat reflux if present. See your doctor if you continue to have problems. ...Read more

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Does a person suffered from flatulence could be recommended to have colon surgery to cure?

Does a person suffered from flatulence could be recommended to have colon surgery to cure?

Flatulence: Flatulence is caused by gases created from the digestion of food. I am not sure what you think or why you are asking if surgery can cure flatulence. ...Read more

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Can flatulence/gastric cause headaches? I get headaches often & painkillers alone don't work but gastric meds do mostly. I want a permanent cure tho.

Can flatulence/gastric cause headaches? I get headaches often & painkillers alone don't work but gastric meds do mostly. I want a permanent cure tho.

Gastric reflux: Reflux of acid from your stomach can be a source of headaches. You answered your own question with your improvement with antacids. Tell your primary care doctor about this. He might prescribe stronger meds or refer you for diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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I have flatulence and my doctor recommend me to have colon surgery to cure b/c as he explained me flatulence is caused by colon redundancy? I doubt

No Surgery indicated: Other source is aerophagia, that is swallowing air that occurs when the diaphragm contracts & creates negative intrathoracic pressure to breathe but also draws air into the thoracic esophagus. This source may be exaggerated by respiratory issues like asthma or psychological issues like anxiety, but still would not be helped by colon surgery. ...Read more

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Hi akash(M),age 22.Problem is whatever I eat after that my stomach gets bloated n start passing gas several times.Why it happen? Reason + tips to cure

Hi akash(M),age 22.Problem is whatever I eat after that my stomach gets bloated n start passing gas several times.Why it happen? Reason + tips to cure

Gas and bloating: Gas & bloating after eating can be due to different causes, depending on the circumstances.Food intolerances are a common cause, example: lactase deficiency, in which lactose (milk sugar) is not absorbed (enzyme to digest it missing), so bacteria in the gut consume it & produce gas as a waste product. Avoidance of offending food or (in this case) lactase pills prior to dairy helps.I'm out of space ...Read more

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Hi akash(M),age 22.After eating lunch(roti n sabzi)and dinner,my stomach gets bloating n start passing gas several times.Please give me tips to cure?

Hi akash(M),age 22.After eating lunch(roti n sabzi)and dinner,my stomach gets bloating n start passing gas several times.Please give me tips to cure?

Avoid gluten-trial: Avoid all grains with gluten. Make roti with buckwheat or millet.Avoid wheat,rye,corn rice 7 oats. Try this for one month & you will get the answer! ...Read more

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Is having gas during mensuration fine? How can it be cured?

Is having gas during mensuration fine? How can it be cured?

Try different foods: A little gas is ok but not a lot. Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria feed on excess fiber and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason may be lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats, leading to gas. During the menstrual cycle, some women have changes in the speed of food passing the gut (slower = constipation), which can increase gas. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more


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