Gas means different things to different people. When people complain of gas, they usually mean – frequent belching of air from the stomach, bloating of the abdomen after eating and / or frequent passing of gas from the rectum.
Gas is usually the result of certain habits or diet choices. It occurs in one of two ways: as a result of swallowed air, or it is produced in the intestinal tract. Reclining after eating, inactivity, and stress may contribute to the problem.
Most people think they have too much of it. And passing gas in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause great embarrassment. Symptoms of gas are increased passage of gas, abdominal bloating or pain, and belching.
The most common ways to reduce the discomfort of gas are changing diet, taking medicines and reducing the amount of air swallowed.
One should careful note down what foods cause gas by keeping a food diary. If your intake of gas producing food is high, you remove them from your diet till you see relief.
If you’re lactose intolerant, remove all the diary foods from your diet group at least for a fortnight.
If you belch, avoid swallowing too much air,...