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Constipation in Adults
Minimize your gas
Bloating may arise from excessive gas production in the colon. Poor digestion of carbohydrates is frequently a cause of gas, since bacteria may ferment these carbohydrates within the colon.
Carbohydrates that are culprit because they can be indigestible include:
This is the milk sugar found in dairy products. If you are lactose "intolerant," then you can't digest this carbohydrate easily.
The carbohydrates mannitol, sorbitol, and fructose are added to many liquid medicines, health foods, juices, candies, and chewing gum.
Certain foods also contain fructose, including figs, dates, prunes, pears and grapes, onions, asparagus, artichokes, wheat, and dietetic cookies and cakes.
Cruciferous vegetables and legumes
The natural carbohydrates raffinose or stachyose are not digested well by humans. They are found in cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and beans.
Fiber can also cause gas, especially if it is increased rapidly in your diet or by supplements.
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- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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