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How To Relieve Stomach Gas
A few methods: There is no easy answer here but a few suggestions: 1. Swallow less air. This is best achieved by eating slower, not talking when eating, and eating less temperature hot foods (when food is hot we inhale a lot of air to cool it down) 2. If this doesn't help, simethicone (gas-x) can help dissolve gas particles and make gas easier to pass 3. If still a problem see a GI doctor or pcp. ...Read more
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
I have pains when I pass gas and when I relieve myself, and also have sharp lower abdominal pains, what could be causing this?
Gas/constipation : This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My stomach hurts so bad from Gas that I cannot bare the pain any longer. Is there anything I can use OTC or natural that can provide some relief?
There are choices: Look at your local pharmacy, and ask the pharmacist about what type of over the counter remedy they would recommend. Tums, (calcium carbonate) Maalox, Mylanta, Pepto-Bismol, and all some over the counter medications that are possible to give relief from gas. If Over the counter redemdies don';t help then see a doctor. ...Read more