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Excessive flatulence: what is it, causes and treatment

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Excessive flatulence is the frequent elimination of gases, which many times is related to gastrointestinal disorders, sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits and generates the production and excessive elimination of gases, in addition to causing the emergence of signs and symptoms that are related to the presence of excessive gas, such as colic and abdominal discomfort, for example.

The accumulation of gases is usually related to life habits and, therefore, to combat excessive flatulence it is important to practice physical activities and avoid foods that favor the formation of gases, such as beans, garbanzo, cabbage and broccoli.

Causes of excessive flatulence

The excess of gas production in the organism can be related to several processes and, in most cases, to the person’s life habits, as for example:



  • Chewing with the mouth open or very fast, as this allows gases to enter the digestive system and accumulate;
  • Eating a meal is chewing or ingesting large amounts of food at once;
  • Consuming foods that cause gas, such as beans, broccoli, sweets, milk, papa, huevo, Lentils and Repollo;
  • Having intestinal problems, such as constipation, diarrhea or Crohn’s disease, for example;
  • Have food intolerance;
  • be sedentary;
  • Consumption of protein supplements.

It is also common that pregnant women have excess flatulence, which usually occurs as a result of muscle relaxation or relaxation, which reduces intestinal movements and increases the decomposition of blood.

The presence of excessive flatulence in the body can cause some signs and symptoms that can be quite uncomfortable, such as cramps, increase in abdominal volume, pain in the form of a puncture and hard abdomen, in addition to having periods of diarrhea and stress. Find out how to recognize gas symptoms.

How should the treatment be

Excessive flatulence is usually not indicative of serious problems and, therefore, no specific treatment is necessary. However, in order to avoid the formation of a large quantity of gases, it is important that the cause is identified, in this way, it is possible to prevent the flatulence from accumulating.

Therefore, in the event that excessive flatulence is a consequence of food, it is important to identify which food causes the increase in gas production and avoid its consumption, apart from recommending not to talk while eating and avoiding chewing gum and consuming carbonated drinks, as they also favor the formation of flatulence.



In addition to identifying and avoiding the cause responsible for excess flatulence, some home remedies can also be used, such as the hierba or the yoke of zanahoria, for example, because they help to eliminate the excess of gases and, therefore, to relieve the symptoms that the person may be feeling.

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