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What To Do If You Have Gas In Your Stomach
Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Walking: Get ambulatory as soon as possible. Discuss your limits with your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: The air in the stomach is trying to escape up the esophagus. "burp". Excuse me. ...Read more
If you have gas build up in your stomach and you have food or drink in your stomach is it normal for some food to get burped into esophahous/mouth?
Not usually: Occasionally food and stomach juice may back wash into the esophagus, but when there is increase in frequency & severity of these episodes damage to the lining of the esophagus occurs. A barrier exists that prevents this from occurring frequently at the junction of the esophagus and stomach; GE sphincter. A lot of problem with reflux is underestimated. Consult with a doctor for control. Take care ...Read more
Oranges cause gas in your stomach and you have thin stools I don't eat carbs and fibre because it will effect my weight loss what should I do?
Food Diary: Many foods can cause increased intestinal gas. There are also some malabsorption conditions that can cause increase gas and bloating. You should consider keeping a food diary for a week to see if a pattern emerges. If you are experiencing discomfort see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Changing position: Its not which position but how often you change position that's effective in relieving abdominal gas. ...Read more
Gas can cause the pain. If eliminating the gas relieved it likely you have your answer. Certain foods can cause gas, beans, sauerkraut, spices, lactose to name a few.
Avoid gas producting foods if they are bothering you. There are beano food med products available in a pharmacy if you still want to eat gaseous foods. ...Read more
My husband has severe problem of gas in stomach on daily basis. What can I do to help him in daily routine?
Depends on the cause: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason for gas is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Drinking lactose-free milk solves that problem. Gas can also be due to infections in the intestines (such as giardia), or other malabsorption disorders. ...Read more
I have discomfort on the right lower side of my abdomen but have no pain, could it be blocked gas? No symptoms other than discomfort
Get it evaluated: Discomfort is the same thing as pain. Have a doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more
Fermentation: Gas in the abdomen can come from fermentation in the colon or in the stomach. If there is belching the gas is in the stomach. Blocking stomach acid can led to overgrowth of bacteria in the stomach. Eating small amounts of healthy unprocessed foods with some of the herbs that are helpful for gas like ginger, fennel, or peppermint can be helpful. ...Read more
Stomachs been hurting so much for days. Feel like I rlly have to go but only gas comes out. What to do? Just took stoolsoftener but I have school tmr
Please don't ignore: The acuity (or not) of your complaint determines the urgency of your evaluation. You may have anal or rectal trauma, a large hemorrhoid or fissure causing hesitancy, pelvic floor dysfunction with altered rectal function, colonic inertia with slow transit, irritable bowel syndrome, procto-colitis (infectious, inflammatory, ischemic), extrinsic impression against gut, lots more. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Gas: Also look into an "elimination diet". Trying taking out one thing at a time for 5days and see if it helps. Start with things like dairy, artificial sweeteners, wheat, carbonation, caffeine. After taking them out, reintroduce them to see if the symptoms return. Take your time eating. Swallowing air is a big cause of gas. Keep a diary of how each change affects you. ...Read more
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
Belch: The best way to release gas from your stomach is to belch. It is also important to try not to swallow air. You shouldn't drink with straws, out of bottles, avoid sodas, avoid eating too fast and washing food down with liquid. If you are speaking about intestinal gas you should avoid gas forming foods such as broccoli, beans, fiber, dried fruits, salads, etc. ...Read more
None: No foods absorb stomach gas, it might be a problem of swallowed air when eating. We all swallow air when we eat. Intestinal gas is a different story, sometimes, excess sugars in our diet and undigested foods go to the bacteria in the colon where gas is produced. Paying attention to diet cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts can produce gas. ...Read more
Gas: For gas entrapment, drinking hot (not too hot) water or applying heat to the abdomen helps break down the gas bubbles and allows them to be passed down the intestinal tract for expulsion rectally as nature intends. Don't force yourself to burp as this only causes you to swallow more air. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas buildup. ...Read more
Find the cause:
Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms
http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more
Gas: We all produce intestinal gas. It's a natural byproduct of digestion. So we can be and are fine despite gas. However, when it becomes uncomfortable (don't worry about social mores), we need avoid those foods that aggravate gas production. Beans are a prime example. Luckily, some respond well to a product to help w/digestion eg beano. See if dairy products make things worse. If so, consider lactaid. ...Read more
1st, why RU 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
And bloating is from swallowing air and also possible from change in bowel habits. If it is persistent and you notice a change in your bowel habits as well you might want to see your doctor for a proper workup.
Any change in bowel habits which is persistent is worthy of a trip to your doctor so they know what is going on with you. Patients over 50 need a colonoscopy every ten years. ...Read more
Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. ...Read more
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