Question by  muks (20)

What could be reasons for excessive gas?

Lately, I have been experiencing much more gas than usual.


Answer by  jpkbatl (85)

It could be caused by two things. One, you are eating something new that your body does not like. Or, it could be caused by swallowing air as you chew.


Answer by  drJ (841)

Gas could be caused by changes in your diet (more fiber or cruciferous vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower) or an increase in the number of your natural intestinal flora (who digest the material and produce gas). Beano can help relieve gas production.


Answer by  anneb (123)

Often excessive gas can be caused by extra sugar in a person's diet. This gives the bacteria in the intestinal track extra food to thrive on, and like any living creature, they expel gases. The more bacteria, the the higher amount of gas they expel, simply put. Cutting back on sugars and fruits can help.


Answer by  John (9008)

Gas production in the human body is almost always related to diet. It is well known that beans can cause gas, but other foods can, as well. Common culprits include dairy and many vegetables. If you have increased your intake of these, this is probably the cause. Other possibilities include aging and a mild intestinal infection.

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