DiseasesStomach Gas: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Stomach Gas: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Reasons why we fart

Everyone gets gas and they get rid of it by passing through the rectum if not passed through the rectum it is released through the mouth. Medically this disease is termed farting or flatulence. It is the normal digestive process. A normal human passes gas around 3 to 20 times a day. Fasting is quite embarrassing and uncomfortable and can produce gas pains if you try to control it.

It comes into the digestive tract by two ways when you eat fast you may swallow some air and during the breakdown of food in the intestine gas is also produced.

The gas which we pass has an unpleasant odor and consists of vapors of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen, methane, and sulfur that come from the intestinal bacteria’s.

Gas Causes

It comes inside the stomach mainly by eating or drinking fast you may swallow some air. And it gets released by mouth while burping.

Secondly when a breakdown of undigested food occurs in the colon part of the large intestine with the help of harmful bacteria. It is generated and released by farting.

It can be caused also due to food we intake mainly carbohydrate-rich food causes gas like potatoes, groundnuts, cheese, soft drinks or soda, artificial sweeteners, sprouts, and wheat.

This is also caused due to underlying disease conditions like Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, colon cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GRED).

These are reasons why we fart.

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Stomach Gas Symptoms

Some common symptoms and signs include

  • Burping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Farting
  • Distention


It is also called belching. Occasionally this is released from the stomach when your stomach is full or when you have swallowed too much air. Chronic belching occurs in people having gasteresophagul reflux disorder or gastritis.


This is the most embarrassing way of realizing gas through the rectum which is produced due to the malabsorption of carbohydrates. It is normal to fart 3 to 20 times a day.


Feeling full or pressure in the abdomen is termed Bloating. It is caused due to IBS because of irregular abdominal movements and contraction of intestinal muscles.


Although this is a common problem but sometimes medical treatment is needed to evaluate any other diseases.

Your doctor will examine the cause of gas and ask for your medical history dietary habits and then he may touch your stomach to check whether you are suffering from Bloating.

Your doctor may suggest avoiding dairy products if you are lactose intolerant.

Treatment of Gas

Mostly gas is treated by adjusting your diet and some over-the-counter medications.

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Your doctor may tell you to cut down your diet, avoid high-fat foods to reduce

Bloating and avoid certain veggies, wheat grains, and milk products.


Many over-the-counter medicines can be used as antacids, lactose supplements activated charcoal, and probiotics to get relief from gas.

Gas Complications

There serious complications of this disese that can lead to life-threatening diseases like colon cancer, Gerd, gastritis.

 Precaution and prevention

If your feeling full even after eating very less it is a sign that you’re suffering from Bloating you need to keep a count of how many times are you passing gas a day and other symptoms.

Here are some important tips to try to prevent stomach gas

  • Eat slowly to avoid gulping air
  • Exercise regularly to pass the gas from the colon
  • Avoid smoking
  • Try to cut down your diet and eat in smaller portions
  • Don’t drink carbonated beverages
  • Don’t eat chewing gums

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