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What can I do about flatulence? I'm 73.

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Two main causes

The two main causes to flatulence is 1) air swallowed during eating, and 2) gas formed in the intestine.
For #1, no talking during eating, small bites and chew your food well. For #2, avoidance of foods that tend to form gas (beans, certain vegetables, etc.) and avoidance of milk & milk sugars (cheese, ice cream, etc.) in those who are lactose intolerant. Talk with your doctor for more specifics.

In brief: Two main causes

The two main causes to flatulence is 1) air swallowed during eating, and 2) gas formed in the intestine.
For #1, no talking during eating, small bites and chew your food well. For #2, avoidance of foods that tend to form gas (beans, certain vegetables, etc.) and avoidance of milk & milk sugars (cheese, ice cream, etc.) in those who are lactose intolerant. Talk with your doctor for more specifics.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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