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Suffering from severe gas formation after eating. Taking vitamins and gas x. Cure?

I really need help. I have really bad excessive gas. Anything I eat makes me gasy. I have tried taking vitamins and even gas-x. Its really embarassing to go out in public because my body will not hold in my gas. Help me please!? ( I have had this problem for probably 2 years and it just has been getting worse. Day by day)
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, Kimackin93,
I can certainly understand the problem you are experiencing.
Intestinal gas consists of two major sources. We all swallow air
during eating or drinking throughout day and night.
During the digestive process, after the digested food enters the
large intestine bacteria that is normally present starts to ferment.
During this process more gas is produced.Eventhough the
amount of gas may be the same in two individuals, the time
it takes to travel down the intestine is different.What you have
is slow transit.
There are some things you should rule out.Lactose Intolerance
inability to digest lactose, is very common.Avoid all products
that contain lactose for one week and see if you get relief.
There is also a simple breath test to see if you have it.
Second, you have to rule out Celiac disease.There are blood
tests to rule this out.Avoid carbonated beverages.Avoid lot of fruits since
fructose can also cause gas.Chewing gum containing Sorbitol should
be avoided.Gas-x may help a little, but is not a cure.
Also, cut down on beans,lentils,cabbage,cauliflower, if you eat
these a lot.Try a small amount of peppermint oil 2-3 times a day.
Hope this helps you
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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