About Gas

How is Gas Treated?
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.
What Causes Gas?
The small intestine does not digest and absorb some carbohydrates (sugars, starches and fibers) found in many foods because it lacks certain enzymes needed to do so.
Symptoms of Gas
We’ve all had that feeling when the stomach feels uncomfortably full or tight and may even appear swollen or descendant. But what some people consider bloating will often be normal amounts of gas.