How Is Gas Treated?
A few of the most common ways to treat gas are:
You can find several nonprescription, over-the-counter products to help reduce gas symptoms, some containing simethicone. But when you need serious relief, you should always keep in mind one very important fact: Phazyme contains the strongest dose of simethicone available in the category.
For people with more serious medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), doctors may prescribe medications.
First, it’s important to remember that the amount of gas caused by certain foods affects everyone differently. So trial and error will often be the best approach in deciding which foods you can handle best, and how much.It’s also important to make sure that if you’re trying to avoid foods that cause gas, don’t eliminate healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables or whole grains. An easier way to start might be by limiting high-fat foods. This helps the stomach empty faster, allowing gas to move into the small intestine.Also, avoid consumption of alcohol and carbonated beverages when trying to reduce gas.
Reducing Swallowed Air
For people who have belching, there are several ways to reduce the amount of air swallowed. Start by trying to eat and drink at a slower pace. Avoid smoking, chewing gum, hard candy and drinking through a straw. And if you’re a denture wearer, check with your dentist to make sure they’re properly fitted.