Do you ever feel so gassy it’s uncomfortable? Or have you ever skipped a social event or fitness class because you were embarrassed by your gas? You aren’t alone! Excess gas is a common digestive symptom. In this post, my nutrition student volunteer Kathleen Morgan has rounded up the top nine common causes of gas and gives tips to help you feel better.
Gas is caused by swallowing air, as well as bacterial fermentation in the large intestine.1 Some gas is totally normal! However, some people may experience excess gas that can be bothersome. For those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), excess gas is a common symptom. Luckily, there are dietary and lifestyle changes that can reduce this uncomfortable symptom! Here are nine common causes of gas, and tips on avoiding them.
Important note: if you are experiencing excessive gas and/or other digestive symptoms long-term, please talk to your doctor.