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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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What could cause excessive flatulence?

What could cause excessive flatulence?

Eliminate cause: Flatulence is excess gas produced in the digestive track due to usually something eaten that does not agree with you. Beans, cabbage and onions are common causes but so is gluten and dairy. I usually have people do an elimination diet of what they think is the offending agent and see what happens. Add probiotics twice daily in the beginning, smaller servings, eat more frequent. Beano helps too. ...Read more

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What could cause of excessive flatulence?

What could cause of excessive flatulence?

Flatulance: Milk & dairy products, starchy foods like potatoes & pasta, wheat & oat bran, artificial sweeteners in hard candy, bananas, peaches, apricot, raw apples, pears, raisins, mellons, prune juice, fructose in cola drink, beans & lentils, onion, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. ...Read more

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I have digestive problem with excessive flatulence?

What are you eating?: Your symptoms may be due to what you are eating. It may be due to sensitivity to dairy products or gluten(found in breads and pasta). You will need to see your doctor who can perform tests to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary / lifestyle factors cause excessive flatulence?

Are there any dietary / lifestyle factors cause excessive flatulence?

Flatulance: Milk & dairy products, starchy foods like potatoes & pasta, wheat & oat bran, artificial sweeteners in hard candy, bananas, peaches, apricot, raw apples, pears, raisins, mellons, prune juice, fructose in cola drink, beans & lentils, onion, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. ...Read more

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I suffer from excessive flatulence everyday no matter what and it's causing me serious problems in my social life already tried beano please help?

I suffer from excessive flatulence everyday no matter what and it's causing me serious problems in my social life already tried beano please help?

Flatulence: Bowel gas (flatus) is a product of bacteria digesting our food. In order to minimize the amount of gas produced, it is wise to eat bland foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. Include basic grains and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Eating too much fiber or processed foods may increase your gas, making you uncomfortable. You might also try over the counter simethicone products. ...Read more

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Excessive flatulence. What to take or do?

Excessive flatulence. What to take or do?

Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing simethicone that help to break down the gas in the gut (bean-o, gas-x). ...Read more

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What are some ways to eliminate excessive flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Flatulence can come from too many intestinal bacteria, it can come from undigested fiber, etc. There are many causes. It probably is important to figure out the cause. Cauliflower and cabbage versus beans. These products have undigested parts that the colon bacteria convert into gas. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

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