Flatulence - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist doctor should I consult if I have excessive Flatulence?

You will need to consult a Gastro-enterologist or a General Physician

2. What causes flatulence?

Swallowing air, eating certain types of foods like beans, improper digestion, impaired bowel movement and lactase deficiency are some of the main reasons for flatulence.

3. When should you seek medical help?

It is important to seek medical help when a person experiences change in bowel habits, diarrhea, blood in stool, constipation, vomiting nausea, abdominal pain or swelling.

4. How is flatulence treated?

Flatulence is treated with antibiotics if unfavorable bacteria cause the flatulence. Medications that improve bowel movement are also administered, in case of constipation.

5. How is flatulence managed?

Flatus is present in everyone. However, the excess of intestinal gases can be bothersome and can be can be controlled, to a large extent, by closely monitoring the food that is consumed. High fat food must be avoided in those suffering from flatulence. If lactose intolerance occurs in a flatulent individual then milk (and milk products) must be avoided. If odor is of concern, then undergarments with charcoal filters can be put to use.

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