When saying something about flatulence it’s tough to be serious. Even medical experts make fun when researching on flatulence. Flatulence can’t be considered as an illness but importance is even because it often puts a person in embarrassing situation. Here are some useful tips that will help you to get rid of flatulence.
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Reduce lactose intake
Lactose intolerance can cause flatulence problems when eating dairy foods. People with lactose intolerance have low intestinal level of enzyme lactase, which is required for digesting lactose. Not only lactose intolerant people have this problem. Some people can’t digest different kind of milk products.
Cut down gas-promoting foods
The main common reason for flatulence is the inability of digestive system to absorb and handle certain carbohydrates. Beans are known for their gas producing effect, but other foods such as cabbage, onions, eggplant, whole wheat flour, apricots, broccoli, brussels, cauliflower are also highly flatulogenic.
Fiber and flatulence
Doctors generally recommend taking more fiber due its various benefits, but it’s true that some fiber rich vegetables and fruits increase gas. Soluble fiber doesn’t get broken down till it reaches the large intestine where digestion causes flatulence. You can control this by slowly increasing your fiber intake day by day.
Activated charcoal tablets have been proved to be effective in treating flatulence. Taking charcoal tablets with little dietary changes is considered as the best treatment. If you’re taking any other medicines consult your doctor because charcoal can suppress the effect of other medicines.
Avoid smoking, chewing gum and carbonated drinks.
- Before cooking beans first soak it for a whole night in water, this reduces the gas promoting effect.
- While eating, chew the food properly and then swallow. This reduces flatulence and other digestion problems.
- Eat at regular intervals.