How can I avoid having excessive gas?

Gary W. Falk, MD
Gas or flatulence is a natural part of the digestive process. Though it may seem abnormal, it is rare to actually produce excessive amounts of gas. To reduce the amount of gas your body produces, try these methods: The most common causes of excess gas are consumption of lactose containing foods such as milk, cheese and ice cream. Other causes include consumption of excessive amounts of carbonated beverages, beans, and cabbage. Constipation can also contribute to feelings of gas and bloating.

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