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.
Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With Constipation
Learn about medications, therapy, and changes in your diet that can relieve constipation from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Laxative Safety
WebMD looks at the role of laxatives in treating IBS-related constipation.
Why Am I Burping?
Burping is normal most of the time. But when might it be a problem?
Why Does My Stomach Growl?
Does a stomach growl always mean it's time to eat? Explore the science behind the grumble.
That’s Embarrassing: Gas, Bloating, Belching
Gas can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but you can squelch it by changing your diet.
The Skinny on Water Weight and Bloat
What's the deal with water weight? Can you avoid the bloat and extra pounds?
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.
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.
EPI: When Your Pancreas Causes Problems With Digestion
What exactly does your pancreas do? And what goes wrong when you have EPI?
How Can Your Diet Soothe Symptoms of EPI?
Smaller meals and anti-diarrhea drugs can ease your stomach problems. What other foods and vitamins can help your EPI?
Slideshows & Images
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: 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: Avoiding Problem Foods as You Age
Aging doesn’t mean a boring menu. See vegetables, meats, fruit and other foods that might give you issues as you age and better healthy options.
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.