Living with Gas in the Digestive Tract

Gas Gas in the digestive tract is not a subject that most people like to talk about. The truth is that all of us have it and must get rid of it in some way. Normally, gas passes out through the rectum or is belched through the mouth. These are both necessary functions of the body that allow us to eliminate gas. When gas does not pass out of the body easily, it can collect in some part of the digestive tract, causing bloating and discomfort. Even normal amounts of gas in the body can bother people who are sensitive

6 Ways to Treat Excessive Gas

Aside from the social embarrassment of belching and passing gas, excessive gas in your stomach can be rather painful. If you experience this common digestive health concern, your first step in treating it is to find the cause. Excessive Gas Types and Symptoms Many terms are used to describe excessive gas: burping, belching, flatulence, bloating. “Most of them are synonyms and describe whether the gas exits from the top or bottom of the gastrointestinal tract,” says Stephen Bickston, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of the inflammatory bowel disease program at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center in Richmond, Va.

The Digestive System and Gas

What Is Gas? Gas is a normal byproduct of the foods we eat. As the digestive system breaks food down, it produces gas, which is mainly composed of carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and methane. Usually, we eliminate gas through the mouth (burping) or through the anus (flatulance). We typically pass gas around 20 times a day. Gas is an ordinary occurrence, but its presence can be painful and socially embarrassing. What Causes Gas? We produce gas in two ways: when we swallow air, and when the bacteria in the large intestine go to work helping to digest the food

How to Improve Digestion and Stop Gas

A favorite staple in the Korean diet is a soup called den jang gook. For those of you who aren’t familiar with den jang gook, it is Korea’s version of miso soup, made out of fermented soy beans. During their first year or two of marriage, Korean women like to joke about their husband’s farts smelling like den jang gook. In other words, they are crazy in love. I’m all for being crazy in love, but I’m determined to tell as many people as I can that farting is no joking matter. In fact, if you fart on a regular

Gas – Incomplete Digestion

Incorrect dietary habits and or an over growth or infestation of unfriendly microorganisms in the intestinal tract can cause many of the health problems that can affect the small and large intestines (Cabot, p.105). The problems of irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, constipation, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease and offensive gas, often all share these common factors to a varying degree. Our Western lifestyle through the use of technology has altered our foods so that it no longer promotes the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract, rather it nourishes the destructive bacteria. Stress also plays a large role in the function