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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Gas On An Airplane

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How can I prevent gas?

How can I prevent gas?

Gas: Go easy on the high fiber foods such as cereals, legumes etc. Taking anti- gas tablets like Beano might also help ...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


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Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

Feeling gassy...: 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). Sometimes its more complicated--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. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent gas?

What is a good way to prevent gas?

Less fiber: Generally gas is caused by consumption of foods high in fiber and other undigestable carbohydrates (sugars used in diabetic foods for instance). Plenty of exercise and avoiding constipation may also help. ...Read more

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What is good to eat/drink to prevent gas?

What is good to eat/drink to prevent gas?

LowFODMAPs diet...: Gas and bloating is frequently caused by bacterial fermentation of fiber and long-chain sugars from foods in our intestine. Two suggestions: 1. Try going on a low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree.Net) and 2. Try taking a probiotic supplement. Some times otc digestive aids also help including lactaid and beano taken with milk and beans respectively. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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For 57+ yr female, is it ok to take 'Orofer XT' & 'Pantocid 20' alternate days along with 'Ecod Plus' daily to prevent gas & stomach bloating ?

For 57+ yr female, is it ok to take 'Orofer XT' & 'Pantocid 20' alternate days along with 'Ecod Plus' daily to prevent gas & stomach bloating ?

See answer: If you are taking that much medication for "gas" and stomach bloating you should see your physician to diagnose your problem. For more information on possible causes for your problem go to > http://bit.ly/1S4Uupd and http://bit.ly/1Yh19QU ...Read more

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Why do I get so bloated when i fly? I usually travel internationally so i need to eat some airplane food..Gas pills don't help..Any suggestions?

Why do I get so bloated when i fly?  I usually travel internationally  so i need to eat some airplane food..Gas pills don't help..Any suggestions?

Yes: As you go to higher altitudes there is less pressure on your body and the air in your intestine expands. If your eustachian tubes are plugged the air in your middle ear expands and you may have severe ear pain. That causes the severe distress babies and infants get at times when flying. Tests show that most of the air in the abdomen is swallowed air (more drinking) so be careful before you fly. ...Read more

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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Back pain and flight: Prolonged sitting leads to increased pressure within the disc (even more so if someone is sloucing - which is what happens in an airplane seat). Someone with a partially damaged disc can have increased back pain. Another reason is muscle stiffness which can happen in any position if it is prolonged, in a back pain patient these muscles are usually painful to start with and can become more painful. ...Read more

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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Walk around hourly: Get up and walk around once an hour put your feet on something to raise your knees dont use the overhead compartment. ...Read more

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