Gas and Bloating Directory
Though gas and bloating can be painful, they are normal conditions that often occur during digestion. Certain foods and beverages may cause you to experience these more than others. Medical conditions such as lactose intolerance and medications may also cause gas and bloating. Besides adjusting your diet, some medications may also help treat gas and bloating. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gas and bloating is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Clear the Air: The Lowdown on Gas
Burping and farting. They are caused by gas, and gas is caused by a number of things, some within our control. WebMD explains.
Gas, Bloating, and Burping-Prevention
You may be able to prevent gas, burping, and bloating. Take steps to avoid swallowing air: Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.
Gas (Flatus)-Topic Overview
What is gas?Gas (flatus) is made in the stomach and intestines as your body breaks down food into energy. All people pass gas, some people more than others. It is normal to pass gas from 6 to 20 times per day.Intestinal gas is made up of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methane. The foul smell usually is caused by small traces of gases such as hydrogen ...
Treating Gas Pain in Children
Babies and children often get gas. Here's what you can do to relieve gas pain in children.
Sensitive Stomachs: Secrets to Gas Control
Gas can often accompany diarrhea, making an uncomfortable situation even worse. Here’s how to make your GI tract behave better.
Bloating 101: Why You Feel Bloated
Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes may ease your discomfort.
The Truth About Gas
Many people don’t know much about intestinal gas, even though we all have it. It’s time to take the air out of some of the myths behind flatulence and belching.
Why Does My Stomach Growl?
Does a stomach growl always mean it's time to eat? Explore the science behind the grumble.
Video: Body Noises
Loud body noises don’t just come from teenage boys. Though they can cause some embarrassment, they’re actually quite normal.
Got Gas? Let it Rip!
Leading GI specialist and psychiatrist, Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, gives advice that's not full of hot air.
Symptoms of EPI
Diarrhea, weight loss, and vitamin deficiencies are some of the signs of EPI. What else points to this digestion problem?
EPI: When Your Pancreas Causes Problems With Digestion
What exactly does your pancreas do? And what goes wrong when you have EPI?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health
Treat your body right with these simple tips for the best digestive health. See how to deal with diarrhea, gas, reflux, and more.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
WebMD's overview covers IBS symptoms, causes, medicines, and trigger foods, as well as lifestyle tips for managing this disruptive, but common, irritable bowel condition.
Slideshow: Does It Really Take 7 Years to Digest Gum?
Common digestion myths about chewing gum, beans and gas, hernias, ulcers, and more.
The Intestines (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Location, Parts, Definition, and Conditions
WebMD's Intestines Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the intestines. Learn about its parts, location in the body, function, and conditions that affect the intestines.