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How can I keep from having gas?

Flatulence -- commonly known as gas -- accompanied by noisy intestines can indicate a number of causes. These include swallowing air while eating, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption or simply eating foods that are difficult for your body to digest.
 
Here are some simple ways to improve your problem by adjusting your daily habits:
  • Eat more slowly
  • Chew your food thoroughly
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Relax while you eat
  • Avoid beans, cabbage, and carbonated beverages
  • Walk for 10 to 15 minutes after eating
  • Drink peppermint or chamomile tea after a meal
  • Try Beano if you eat a high-fiber diet
If these tips do not improve your symptoms, it may mean there is an underlying problem.

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