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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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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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Can you blame (excessive) flatulence on salmonella poisoning?

Can you blame (excessive) flatulence on salmonella poisoning?

Depends: If your are infected with salmonella and are having vomiting, diarrhea, and gas - yes. Otherwise, depending on what you have eaten and how you digest food will determine you gas expulsion levels. ...Read more

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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

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Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

No: Aspartame is just a protein. It doesn't cause flatulence, although if you eat high carbohydrate foods and too much food, you can develop gas. You can also swallow air if you eat rapidly. Since you're already on omeprazole, you must have had some GI problems already in your past. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for excessive flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of flatulence, such as swallowing air, is only gotten rid of by either changing how we eat to avoid swallowing air, or by passing it. However, I have had some success in recommending eating raw, fresh parsley as a means of reducing the flatulence. Parsley pills did not seem to be as effective. ...Read more

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Ihave excessive flatulence. i tried starving myself to death once and ate nothing for a month and still passed gas all day everyday. what is the cause?

Ihave excessive flatulence. i tried starving myself to death once and ate nothing for a month and still passed gas all day everyday. what is the cause?

Good question but...: feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks), a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pathology outside the gut. Time for evaluation? ...Read more

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What causes excessive flatulence and what can be done about it?

Food/flora/genetics: Combination of types of food, the way your body digests food, and the types of bacteria found in your bowels may affect flatulence. You can try active yogurt and or meds like gas-x for relief. ...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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What do you advise if i had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

What do you advise if i had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

Good question but...: feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks), a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. Time for evaluation? ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Flatulence (Definition)

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