- Avoid foods that are known to cause gas. These include beans, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onions, and garlic.
- Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly. This will help to break down your food better and reduce the amount of gas produced.
- Avoid drinking carbonated beverages. The carbon dioxide gas in these drinks can cause bloating and gas.
- Get regular exercise. Exercise helps to move food through your digestive system more quickly and reduce gas production.
- Take over-the-counter gas medication. If you are experiencing excessive gas, you can take over-the-counter gas medication to relieve the symptoms.
- See a doctor. If you have tried all of the above and you are still experiencing excessive gas, you should see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
Here are some additional tips for reducing gas:
- Avoid dairy products if you are lactose intolerant.
- Avoid eating gluten if you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
- Avoid eating late at night.
- Manage stress. Stress can worsen gas symptoms.
If you have any concerns about excessive gas, please talk to your doctor.