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what would cause gas to build up no matter what you eat ,even when you don't eat.
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replied July 25th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum. ‎

Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either ‎through the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus). The flatus if smells bad, is due to ‎fermentation process of the colon contents, which generates sulphur gases, which produces that foul odor. ‎

The best way to prevent this condition is via dietary and lifestyle changes. ‎

‎1. Eat slowly by chewing the foods properly. This reduces the amount of air ingested while eating & also facilitates carbohydrate ‎digestion. ‎

‎2. Pay attention to the kind of food you have been eating lately. This would help identify specific foods that cause bad stomach gas ‎and then cut down its consumption. ‎

‎3. In addition to the above methods, Activated charcoal, probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for intestinal or ‎stomach gas relief. Activated charcoal tablets have the best effect in relieving your symptoms. ‎

If the problem persists for a long time, you may consider to consult your physician for an examination and diagnostic tests for ‎digestive and absorption disorders. ‎

I hope this helps.‎

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