How to Cure Gas in the Stomach

By Michelle Kulas

Excess gas in your stomach can cause flatulence, bloating and belching. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. In rare cases, gas can be a symptom of health problems. Fortunately, with some attention to your diet and habits, you can cure excess gas in the stomach.

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Excess gas in your stomach can cause flatulence, bloating and belching. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. In rare cases, gas can be a symptom of health problems. Fortunately, with some attention to your diet and habits, you can cure excess gas in the stomach.

Stop swallowing air. Swallowed air is often the cause of gas in the stomach. Some people swallow air when they are anxious. If this is the case, try to relax and concentrate on not swallowing air.

Chew your food thoroughly, and eat slowly. This will minimize the amount of air that you swallow, and will also begin the digestive process.

Eat smaller meals, and avoid high-fat foods. You create more stomach gas when you eat fatty or large portions of food.

Avoid gas-producing foods, such as broccoli, cauliflower, beans, bread, prunes and potatoes. Eat more foods that do not produce gas, such as yogurt, bananas, cheese and eggs.

Consult your doctor if your stomach gas persists. He may test you for various digestive disturbances, such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and fat malabsorption.

Tip

Try over-the-counter products like Beano to reduce gas in your stomach when you eat fatty or gassy foods.

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About the Author

Michelle Kulas worked in the health-care field for 10 years, serving as a certified nurses' assistant, dental assistant and dental insurance billing coordinator. Her areas of expertise include health and dental topics, parenting, nutrition, homeschooling and travel.

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