Avoid sudden changes in stomach temperature, such as drinking a hot beverage and then a cold beverage.
If you wear dentures, check with a dentist to make sure they fit properly.
Keep calm. Tension and anxiety can cause you to swallow air.
Keep a food diary if you suspect that gas is caused by certain foods. Write down what you eat or drink and when symptoms occur to help you identify foods or drinks that may cause gas. After these problem foods are identified, avoid or limit them to reduce or prevent symptoms.
Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about ways to maintain a balanced diet if you want to permanently eliminate certain foods or drinks. For more information, see the topic Healthy Eating.
If you suspect that milk or other dairy products are causing your symptoms, try limiting or eliminating these foods. For more information, see the topic Lactose Intolerance.
If you cook with dry beans, soak them in water overnight, then pour off the water and cook the soaked beans in fresh water. This may reduce the amount of natural sugars in the beans after the cooling process and help prevent gas and bloating.
Do not overeat. Large meals can make you feel bloated. Try eating 6 small meals a day rather than 3 large ones.