Flatulence (Gas) Topic Guide

Flatulence (Gas) Flatulence (Gas):

Flatulence (gas) is a normal bodily function. Excess gas may be produced by

  • swallowing excess air,
  • problems in the breakdown of undigested foods,
  • lactose deficiency,
  • malabsorbtion problems, and
  • bowel habits such as parasites, poor dietary fiber, cancer, diverticulitis, thyroid problems, narcotic and other drug use.

Increased flatulence (gas) can often be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medication and diet changes.

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