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
What are the symptoms of gas and bloating?
- Abdominal pressure
- Abdominal pain and discomfort