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Production of gas in the body could be due to numerous reasons. However, if it happens more frequently it could be a sign of alarming conditions. Here is what your gas says about your health.
Children develop acidity for the same reason as adults. Acidity in children can be treated with a combination of home remedies and dietary changes.
Some tips to prevent gas or flatulence include eating slowly, avoiding airy drinks and food, quiting smoking, avoiding foods rich in sulphur, cooking beans properly, taking over-the-counter medicines, such as beano and probiotics and exercising regularly.
Symptoms of gas are abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, passing too much gas (flatulence) and belching. You may not experience all the symptoms and the severity of symptoms may vary from mild to severe. All these symptoms can be caused because of many other conditions. You doctor can examine you and diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat it appropriately.
Gas or flatulence is mostly diagnosed based on signs and symptoms, such as abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, passing too much gas (flatulence) and belching. Primary tests, such as test for lactase deficiency, hydrogen breath test, if necessary, may be taken. If the diagnosis is not clear or some other medical condition is suspected to be the cause of your symptoms, tests may be taken.
Gas is a common condition, which can be caused because of several reasons. Duration for which flatulence may last depends on its cause. Flatulence caused because of food or eating habits improves in a few days with diet and lifestyle changes.
Flatulence is a common medical condition. Prognosis of flatulence is good in most cases. People with gas because of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or malabsorption syndromes may have recurrent episodes of gas or flatulence. Even in these people, however, gas improves significantly with diet and lifestyle changes and medications, such as alpha-galactosidase and probiotics.
Gas or flatulence is a very common condition, which responds well to self-care, diet changes and treatment. Consult a doctor if your symptoms do not improve with self-care and diet changes or you develop bothersome symptoms, such as significant bloating of abdomen, persistent abdominal pain and bloating, recurrent or frequent episodes of diarrhoea or constipation, unintended or unexplained weight loss, blood in stool (faeces) or high fever.
Treatment of gas or flatulence aims to reduce discomfort and symptoms. Treatment involves self-care and diet changes (such as avoiding foods that are high in unabsorbable carbohydrates), lifestyle changes (such as exercising regularly, quitting smoking) and taking medicines. Some medications that are useful for gas inlcude alpha-galactosidase, charcoal tablets and probiotics.
When air in the intestine is passed through the rectum, it is called gas or flatulence. Excessive gas or flatulence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Flatulence is most often caused because of foods you eat and sometimes, by habits that cause a person to swallow air. In most people, symptoms improve with diet and lifestyle changes and self care.