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Gas or "intestinal gas" means different things to different people. Everyone has gas and eliminates it by belching, burping, or farting (flatulence). Bloating is a subjective feeling that the stomach is larger or fuller than normal. While swallowed air often causes belching, foods and certain medications may also cause belching, farting, and bloating. Causes of belching or burping are drinking too rapidly, anxiety, and swallowing air. Causes of bloating include tumors, ascites, and obesity. Causes of gas or flatulence are diseases such as lactose intolerance, untreated celiac diseas, and SIBO. Treatment for excessive intestinal gas depends on the cause.


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Terms related to Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence):

  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Farting
  • Flatulence
  • Gas