Understanding Gas & Bloating

Everyone experiences gas. Gas is a normal condition that often occurs during digestion.

What is Gas?

Gas and bloating is a common problem for many people with approximately 1 in 4 experiencing it at some time2. Of those, approximately 50% find gas and bloating troublesome2.

In most cases, gas and bloating is not a symptom of a larger problem although it can be embarrassing, painful or uncomfortable2.

What causes gas?

The common causes of gas and bloating include:

  • Certain foods, e.g. beans, corn, broccoli , cabbage
  • Food allergies or sensitivities, e.g. lactose intolerance
  • Poor eating habits, e.g. eating too fast, not chewing properly, over eating
  • Constipation

What are the symptoms of gas and bloating?

  • Abdominal pressure
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Flatulence
  • Belching