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 Gas Pain in Children
Babies and children often get gas. Here's what you can do to relieve gas pain in children.
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?
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.
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?
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?
Symptoms of EPI
Diarrhea, weight loss, and vitamin deficiencies are some of the signs of EPI. What else points to this digestion problem?
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: 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.
Slideshow: Does It Really Take 7 Years to Digest Gum?
Common digestion myths about chewing gum, beans and gas, hernias, ulcers, and more.