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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