How To Treat Excessive Flatulence

How To Treat Excessive Flatulence

Are you gassy? Do you have problems with noise and odor? Do you try to blame every episode on the family dog? Excessive flatulence can be embarrassing, but take heart; there is help available. Let VideoJug show you how to control your gas.

Step 1: Eat Right

Say goodbye to fried, fat and fiber and hello to peppermint and ginger! Fried food, fatty food, and too much fiber can give you bloat and gas, but peppermint and ginger ease digestion. Still gassy? Try cutting back on dairy, too.

Step 2: Eat Right For You

Eating right isn't enough; You have to eat right for you. Figure out what makes you gassy and cut it out of your diet. Some foods and beverages that could be the culprits include: beans, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, artichokes, asparagus, apples, pears, prunes, peaches, gum, whole-wheat bread, bran, beer, soda, milk, cream, and ice cream.

Step 3: Eat The Right Way

It's not just what you eat, it's also how you eat. Slow down! Eat smaller meals. Take smaller bites. Chew thoroughly. Don't gulp. Take small sips. Don't use straws. Don't talk while you eat. Stop chewing gum. The less air you take it, the less air you'll need to let out.

Step 4: A Little Help From The Drugstore

Still gassy? Get a little chemical help. Beano, lactase supplements and activated charcoal may help, and they're available over the counter at almost any drugstore or supermarket. If you can't find activated charcoal, try the health food store.