What Relieves Bloating Fast?

Reviewed on 11/18/2020

What Is Bloating?

Various over-the-counter remedies can treat bloating -- Beano can help digest gas-causing vegetables, lactase supplements can address dairy issues and Pepto Bismol or simethicone can relieve gas. Dietary changes are the best way to prevent bloating, however.
Various over-the-counter remedies can treat bloating -- Beano can help digest gas-causing vegetables, lactase supplements can address dairy issues and Pepto Bismol or simethicone can relieve gas. Dietary changes are the best way to prevent bloating, however.

Bloating is usually a result of excess gas that causes a distended abdomen. It also commonly occurs in women during their menstrual cycle about 1 to 2 weeks before the menstrual period

What Are Symptoms of Bloating?

The main symptoms of bloating include:

  • Abdominal distention 
  • Feeling of fullness in the belly

Bloating may be accompanied by:

See a doctor if the following symptoms accompany bloating: 

What Causes Bloating?

Causes of bloating include: 

How Is Bloating Diagnosed?

Bloating is a symptom of another underlying condition. To diagnose the cause of bloating, tests may include: 

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What Is the Treatment for Bloating?

Treatment for bloating depends on the cause and may include:

How Do You Prevent Bloating?

Bloating may be prevented in certain cases by:

  • Modifying the diet and cutting back on foods that cause gas
  • Take lactase enzyme before consuming dairy products 
  • Take Beano before eating beans and some vegetables
  • Eating more slowly
  • Exercising regularly 

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Reviewed on 11/18/2020
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