Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Intestinal Gas Guide
You have reviewed unidgestible carbohydrates, which are fermented by bacteria to create gas in the colon. Bacteria growth and gas production can also be promoted by fiber in your diet.
Fiber is always undigested. It is healthy to have a high fiber diet. Fiber helps to prevent constipation and a diet that has plenty of fiber is a diet that contains healthy foods, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables. However, a diet high in fiber or a diet with an abrupt increase in fiber content can increase gas symptoms. There are several fiber types, and every type of fiber can cause gas. You may wish to reduce your dietary fiber if your gas symptoms are bothersome to you.
Fiber-rich foods include whole and processed grains, fruits and vegetables, lentils and rice
Fiber "supplements" include the over-the-counter constipation treatments psyllium (Metamucil and others), methylcellulose (Citrucel), and calcium polycarbophil (Fibercon).
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- 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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