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Gas and Bloating Treatment Guide

What to Do for Gas and Bloating


Updated July 03, 2014

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If you suffer from intestinal gas and bloating, you may find reassurance in the fact that treatment is available. Gas, bloating, and flatulence can have a significant negative impact on a person's life. You owe it to yourself to directly address these symptoms rather than just struggle in shame and silence. This comprehensive guide will help you to become an expert on what causes gas and bloating, and more importantly, what can be done about these disruptive symptoms.

1. Causes of Gas and Bloating

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Educating yourself about the factors that contribute to intestinal gas and bloating can help you to understand the changes that you can make to tackle this thorny problem.


2. What to Eat?

Certain foods contain substances which are poorly digested and therefore are available to be acted upon by intestinal bacteria. The result of this activity is the release of intestinal gas. Other foods pose less of a risk. These articles will help you to know which foods fall into which category.


3. Reducing Gas and Bloating

Reducing gas and bloating is not just about changing what you eat. Other options are available, such as making some simple behavior changes or taking an over the counter (OTC) supplements. These articles will help you to decide what is right for you:


DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment rendered by a licensed physician. It is essential that you discuss with your doctor any symptoms or medical problems that you may be experiencing.

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