Gas treatment in Hattiesburg, MS
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What is gas?
Gas in the digestive tract accounts for the unscented vapors in the body, including carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and methane in certain cases. Bacteria in the colon release the gas into the digestive tract, and that is when the odor is produced. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort related to gas or feel like you're experiencing an extensive amount of gas and live near Hattiesburg, MS, we encourage you to reach out to Hattiesburg GI Associates, PLLC as soon as possible so we can help you find relief and comfort.
What causes gas?
Gas can be the cause of a number of things. Swallowing air (aerophagia) is typically the primary cause of gas. This can happen when you:
- Eat or drink really fast
- Chew gum,
- Wear loose-fitting dentures
Belching in a natural way for air to leave the stomach; however, any remaining gases will be absorbed in the small intestine. A very small amount will usually travel through the large intestine and be released through flatulence.
Another way for gas to occur is when undigested foods are broken down by bacteria in the colon. Common undigested foods include:
As this undigested food is passed through the colon, the natural bacteria in the body will break down the food. This creates carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane gases. These gases will then typically be released through the rectum.
What treatments are available to relieve gas?
Treating gas will largely depend on the extent of your gas, your age, your overall health, and your medical history. There are a few simple ways to combat gas. Those include making changes to your diet and implementing some over-the-counter medications. You can move around, massage spots of discomfort, and try exercising to help get rid of gas. Our Hattiesburg, MS gastroenterologists can help provide relief as well.
Get the relief you require
If you experience gas and are looking for a way to find relief, there is help available. The team of GI specialists at Hattiesburg GI Associates, PLLC is here to help you find the comfort you're seeking. We can create a custom treatment plan that helps you get back to daily life with less worry about gas. For more information, contact your nearest Hattiesburg, MS to request a consultation.
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