Gas is not only socially embarrassing; it can also be painful to deal with. Luckily, there are several at-home remedies that can alleviate the common symptoms of digestive gas including burping and farting. The first is to avoid foods that cause gas, such as dairy products, Brussels sprouts, and any food containing sorbitol. Another tactic is to sip liquids a half hour before meals as it helps the stomach digest more easily. Take your time when eating and drinking so you don’t swallow excess air. You can also try an over-the-counter digestive enzyme and activated charcoal pills.
- Gas is natural although some consider it to be annoying
- Gas is a byproduct of the body’s natural digestive system
- If gas is excessive, chronic or painful then talk to your doctor about solutions
“As annoying as it might be, some gas is a natural byproduct of the body’s digestive system. But if your gas is excessive, painful, or chronic, talk to your doctor about possible causes and remedies.”