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Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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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


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How to treat flatulance?

Simethicone: Consider over-the-counter simethicone to help treat flatulence. Avoid foods commonly associated w/gas eg beans. Look for medications that inhibitor metabolism eg orlistat & Alpha glucosidase inhibitors as left over products can serve as fuel source for other commensal bacteria. ...Read more

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Could flatulance be a sign of a food intolerance?

Could flatulance be a sign of a food intolerance?

Yes: Beans are well known to cause flatulence. Yes some food intolerance can cause gassiness as your body is not digesting it well. Try enzymes with your meals. ...Read more

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What is the best natural cure for flatulance?

What is the best natural cure for flatulance?

Probiotics: Try taking probiotic supplements. These natural otc remedies confer a number of different health benefits including reduction in flatulence. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

Open a window?: It depends on what is causing the flatulence. It often depends on what you eat (for example high fiber diets, lots of meat). Those things tend to make the flatulence more fragrant. ...Read more

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What causes severe flatulance could it be connected to constipation which I have been suffering with for the past two weeks?

What causes severe flatulance could it be connected to constipation which I have been suffering with for the past two weeks?

Yes: Flatulence is gas that is created by the bacteria that colonize your gut, making up to 75% of your stool volume. Constipation is retention of stool, meaning more bacteria=more gas. A high fiber diet improves constipation, easing passage of stool, less bacteria, less flatulence-short term use of laxatives may help too, along with diet and exercise, as always! ...Read more

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How can I stop flatulence?

How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc.Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more

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How do I control flatulence?

Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more