How to Prevent Stomach Bloating | Stomach Problems

How to Prevent Stomach Bloating | Stomach Problems

Bloating is one of the most common complaints
that I hear here in my office and I’m sure you’ve had some problems with it too. So to try to treat that bloating we need to
understand what might be causing that bloating. It could be from something that you’re eating. It could be medications that you’re taking
or it could be from bacterial overgrowth from an imbalance in our digestive tract. Now if you can figure out what it’s from then
you can pick out what the treatment modality would best be. As far as for generalized bloating taking
an anti-gas medication such as simethicone will help to dissolve that gas and help get
rid of the bloating. If it is because of a food source you may
need to take some digestive enzymes to help properly digest those foods. So if you eat a lot of beans or those cruciferous
vegetables or whole grains and notice that you get a lot of bloating with it you might
want to try some Beano and that will help to digest it. Now if it’s milk that causes your bloating
or your gassiness you could either take lactated milk or have lactate pills to help digest
the milk. Or you can just shift to a different form
of milk so that it’s more of an almond milk or Silk. There’s an almond milk or hemp milk or rice
milk and you can use that in your cereal or coffee if you’re not tolerating the milk products. The last thing is taking probiotics. That’s a great way of getting rid of the bad
bacteria and really reconstituting your digestive tract with the good bacteria so to help with
the digestion so you’re not producing a lot of gas and you don’t feel very bloated. So all those modalities will help you get
rid of gas and ultimately help you with your bloating.


  1. This doc knows her stuff; I hope Howcast chooses similarly experienced and learned professions as they progress this most useful and informative series.

  2.  was wondering about the colon,,,  ive had this weird sensation down near my bladder,, i dont know what it is, but sometimes its a lil uncomfortable, im 46,, + my belly blows up when i eat ,, ive been taking a probiotic, and eating better  i used to smoke alot like for 20 years and i have a bad anxiety prob, so i thought it was the smoke that was making my bowels all colorful and diarrah,  but im drinking alot of water mixxed up with lemon, and i drink warm tea,    could you help me a little?? ty Victor… im taking clonopins and paxil..

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