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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
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
Sometime when i sit down, or bend over, it feels like air bubbles coming out of my anus. It isn't flatulance. Can the anus not be closing completely?
Gas: Gas travels through the gut and has to come out the other end. The anal sphincter isn't 100% effective, small amounts of gas can and do come out of all of us at times and not always at high volume or high velocity. ...Read more
I have really bad smelly flatulance every night from 5 pm onwards. I eat lots of chicken and veg low in sulfur?
Keep diary: Keep diary watch symptoms and avoid these foods. If symptoms resolve, you known what foods to avoid. Also, you may need to increase fiber in your diet to increase transit time. This may help. . You can use gas x when you eat the foods that cause flatus to control those symptoms. ...Read more
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