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How To Prevent Gas On An Airplane
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
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
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 ?
Proper lumbar: Support and walking around occasionally.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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