Gas treatment in Indianapolis, IN
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What is gas?
Gas in the digestive tract can be made up of a number of vapors, including hydrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, and sometimes methane. The bacteria that live in your large intestine release these gases into your GI tract. When your body expels them, they can give off a bad smell. Everyone gets gas from time to time, but if you frequently experience uncomfortable symptoms, you can talk to a gastrointestinal specialist in Indianapolis, IN. Reach out to the providers at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to learn more.
How does gas get into my body?
There are many factors that can cause gas. One of the main ways gas enters your body is through your mouth when you swallow air (aerophagia). This can occur when you eat or drink too rapidly or chew gum. You might also end up swallowing air if you have loose dentures or are a smoker.
Gas that gets into your stomach may be expelled from your body by belching. However, some of it can be absorbed by the small intestine or travel through the large bowel, where it passes out of your body through your rectum.
Your body may also produce gas when the bacteria in your colon break down undigested foods like fiber, sugars, and starches. This digestive process creates hydrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide, which are released through the rectum.
How is gas treated?
Your available treatment options for gas may differ from other patients based on how severe your condition is, your medical history, your age, and the overall state of your health. To avoid gas, you can try taking over-the-counter medications to relieve your symptoms or make modifications to your diet to cut out the foods that trigger your discomfort.
When you do experience gas, you may find relief by walking around, exercising, or massaging the part of your body where you're experiencing pain. To find out more about how the GI experts at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology treat patients with gas, contact one of our locations to request a consultation.
You can find relief
Gas can be uncomfortable or embarrassing, but there is help available. If you are seeking treatment for gas in Indianapolis, IN, we urge you to call on our GI specialists for help. Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology is proud to work with patients to help relieve their symptoms.
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