Patient Comments: Intestinal Gas - Effective Treatments

Question:What kinds of treatments have been effective for your intestinal gas?

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

A very clear way to know if you are swallowing air is causing your "gas" is do you start to bloat as soon as you are eating. Does it feel like your stomach is increasing with every bite. After 20 minutes do you have a detectable difference in your the area around your belly button , that is do you have distention? Another way to know if you are swallowing air is after you stop eating, does the bloating not increase or continue? Another way to know if you are swallowing air is does only drinking water cause bloating? If so swallowing air on purpose to force a belch will help. For me, sipping hot water is a big help. I find I cannot sip cold liquids, I must swallow. With hot liquids everything relaxes and the hot water runs down my throat. Also it appears to relax the stomach since the bloating can decrease almost as fast as it increased.

Comment from: Female Published: April 01

After years of frustration, I have found the most effective practice is to eat the evening meal as early as you can (preferably by 5:30), eat slowly, drink plenty of water and I also take a supplement 30 minutes before I eat. It is not fool proof but it has given me the most relief than anything else.


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