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How can I Deal with Flatulence Pain?

By Felicia Dye
Updated Mar 03, 2024
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Flatulence pain can be managed in several ways. First, you should consider modifying your diet if you determine that there is a connection between certain foods and your problem. Second, when you have gas, try to dispel it and also try to keep your bowel movements regular. Third, you may want to purchase medication that contains semithecone or to employ natural remedies such as drinking peppermint tea.

One of the easiest ways to deal with flatulence pain can also be one of the most embarrassing — by passing the gas. In many cases, however, you may find that you are unable to dispel the gas naturally. It is believed that gas problems tend to be worse when the bowels have reached their capacity or are near it. Considering this, it is likely that you will be able to manage your flatulence pain by encouraging bowel movements, perhaps with laxatives, and by eating in a manner that encourages more regular bowel movements.

There are numerous over-the-counter medications that may help you cope with flatulence pain. If you go to the pharmacy, look for products that contain semithecone. Medications with this ingredient are generally designed to help people who have flatulence pass the gas easier.

In some cases it is possible to stop flatulence or at least drastically reduce the occurrence of it through diet modification. It has been found, for example, that foods high in fiber commonly cause intestinal gas. Sometimes the foods that cause the problem, such as cheese or artificially sweetened products, do so because the body cannot tolerate them. If you are able to identify the causes of the problem, you may be able to eliminate them or reduce the amount you eat. You may want to make these changes with the assistance of your doctor.

What you consume can also help you manage flatulence pain. Peppermint tea is one of the natural remedies for gas. According to the Mayo Clinic, peppermint oil contains menthol, which appears to have an antispasmodic effect on the smooth muscles of the digestive tract.

Another natural product that you may want to try is activated charcoal. This powder, often available in tablet form, binds to the gas, reduces its volume, and makes it easier to dispel. Furthermore, eating cardamom, fennel, or caraways seeds are likely to help with the pain. Yogurt can also help you if it contains acidophilus.

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