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Gas relief remedies

Passing gas can occur in one of two ways: through the mouth, as a burp or belch, or through the rectum, as flatulence. While it is a common occurrence for everyone, it can become a serious issue when it starts to become a chronic problem. Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, can help patients seeking gas relief and remedies that work to alleviate the discomfort and embarrassment of gas. Let’s take a look at what causes gas and how you can address it with or without home remedies or a doctor’s visit.

Gas Relief Remedies Treatment in Brooklyn NY Area

What causes gas?

The most common cause of gas is air that is swallowed when eating or drinking. Depending on how far it travels through the digestive system, it can exit from the mouth or rectum. Certain situations can result in excess air swallowing, including:

  • Post-nasal drip
  • Eating too fast
  • Smoking cigarettes or vapes
  • Chewing gum
  • Poor-fitted dentures
  • Excess stress and anxiety
  • Carbonated beverages

In addition, you may be experiencing an increase in gas due to gas-causing foods that are part of your diet. These are foods that are not completely broken down in the intestine and are carried through the colon, where they are fermented with bacteria. This also includes most high-fiber diets. Some common gas-causing foods that you might encounter include:

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Bran
  • Cauliflower
  • Dried beans
  • Cabbage

What are some gas relief remedies?

Dr. Alexander Shapsis can work with patients to help them relieve gas. Some recommendations may include:

  • Avoid swallowing extra air when eating and drinking
  • Choose foods that are low in high-fructose corn syrup
  • Avoid milk, milk products, and known gas-causing foods and beverages
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Keep moving to alleviate gas pain
  • Use over-the-counter gas medications

If you have already tried these remedies and cannot find relief, it may be time to consult a gastroenterologist for a proper diagnosis of your condition and to discuss treatment options.

Are you looking for gas relief and other remedies for chronic gas?

While passing gas is a normal bodily function, some patients may experience it more than others. If you are dealing with continued gas and want to find relief, it may be time to work with a board-certified gastroenterologist such as Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology. Call one of his two office locations in Brooklyn, New York, including Ocean Parkway and Court Street offices, at 718 521-2840. His offices are open to new and returning patients and can assist you in educating yourself further on ways to find gas relief and remedies at home!

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