Flatulence: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Slow down your eating
  • Avoid airy drinks and foods like beer, soda, or sponge cake
  • Do not smoke, Some air gets swallowed when people smoke
  • Avoid foods which cause flatulence
  • Dietary supplements may help to prevent gas

Watch Out

Oily, foul-smelling, or bloody stools

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Stomach pain, rectal pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, or weight loss
  • Oily, foul-smelling, or bloody stools

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