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What can I do to relieve gas pain?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Anti gas

There are several products that will help you by decreasing gas production, most of them over the counter. More importantly, most of them work the best when taken prior to eating.
Make a diet diary and attempt to narrow down which foods seem to trigger the most gas. Adjusting how much an how often you eat these gas producing foods will also help.

In brief: Anti gas

There are several products that will help you by decreasing gas production, most of them over the counter. More importantly, most of them work the best when taken prior to eating.
Make a diet diary and attempt to narrow down which foods seem to trigger the most gas. Adjusting how much an how often you eat these gas producing foods will also help.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Get rid of gas

Reduce gas producing foods - http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/gas-and-gas-pains/dg00014, consider using simethicone (gas-x) as needed, but also see a physician to rule out possible medical causes for bloating and gas which can be various ones. Sometimes taking a probiotic can help as well.

In brief: Get rid of gas

Reduce gas producing foods - http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/gas-and-gas-pains/dg00014, consider using simethicone (gas-x) as needed, but also see a physician to rule out possible medical causes for bloating and gas which can be various ones. Sometimes taking a probiotic can help as well.
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid foods/ beverag

Most people with gassy "stomach" will be like that forever. It is part of the irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon.
Lack of pancreatic enzymes too. Learn which foods trigger your symptoms and avoid them (other drs did). If gassy stomach is new for you consult with GI specialist for possible bacterial overgrow which requires antibiotics. Meds: veg. Charcoal, simethicone, phazyme, beno.

In brief: Avoid foods/ beverag

Most people with gassy "stomach" will be like that forever. It is part of the irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon.
Lack of pancreatic enzymes too. Learn which foods trigger your symptoms and avoid them (other drs did). If gassy stomach is new for you consult with GI specialist for possible bacterial overgrow which requires antibiotics. Meds: veg. Charcoal, simethicone, phazyme, beno.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Be a detective

Check for clues.
Any gassy foods? Prime suspects: dairy, onions, green peppers, garlic, beans, artificial sweeteners (nutraweet, splenda), cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichokes, asparagus, and carrots. Fiber sometimes causes gas too. Good luck solving your digestion mystery!

In brief: Be a detective

Check for clues.
Any gassy foods? Prime suspects: dairy, onions, green peppers, garlic, beans, artificial sweeteners (nutraweet, splenda), cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichokes, asparagus, and carrots. Fiber sometimes causes gas too. Good luck solving your digestion mystery!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

In general, gas pain can be prevented by avoiding legumes (beans), broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chewing gum.
Eat small mouthful of food and chew well before swallowing. Avoid sugar free candies/foods, which frequently contain sugar-alcohols which feed gas-forming bacteria in the gut. Simethicone (over the counter) and beano can help with gas pain.

In brief: Depends on cause

In general, gas pain can be prevented by avoiding legumes (beans), broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chewing gum.
Eat small mouthful of food and chew well before swallowing. Avoid sugar free candies/foods, which frequently contain sugar-alcohols which feed gas-forming bacteria in the gut. Simethicone (over the counter) and beano can help with gas pain.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fiber and water

In an adult, you can try some products like mylicon or simethicone, which are commercially available (ask your pharmacist).
However, the bowels are meant to run smoothly (no pun intended) when you take in plenty of fiber and water. Your pharmacist you should also be able to point out a good fiber supplement. Hopefully that will solve the problem quickly. For babies, burp regularly.

In brief: Fiber and water

In an adult, you can try some products like mylicon or simethicone, which are commercially available (ask your pharmacist).
However, the bowels are meant to run smoothly (no pun intended) when you take in plenty of fiber and water. Your pharmacist you should also be able to point out a good fiber supplement. Hopefully that will solve the problem quickly. For babies, burp regularly.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Move!

Sedentary lifestyle can lead to accumulation of gas in the bowels.
Moving around can facilitate the reduction of painful pockets. Consider otc products such as simethicon. Keep fiber in your diet. Consider probiotics to keep healthy non gas producing flora thriving.

In brief: Move!

Sedentary lifestyle can lead to accumulation of gas in the bowels.
Moving around can facilitate the reduction of painful pockets. Consider otc products such as simethicon. Keep fiber in your diet. Consider probiotics to keep healthy non gas producing flora thriving.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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