Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Intestinal Gas Guide
You can reduce bloating and lower abdominal gas by reducing the amount of gas that collects within your intestinal tract from air swallowing. Particularly for people whose have frequent burping in addition to lower abdominal gas, swallowed air can contribute significantly to gas symptoms. Swallowed air is more likely to create flatulence or bloating if you lie down soon after eating. In this position, gas can pass to the lower digestive tract instead of exiting as belched (burped) air.
Strategies to reduce swallowed air
It is common for people to swallow some air during breathing or eating, a habit known as "aerophagia."
You can reduce the amount of air that you swallow in the following ways:
Avoid gum chewing.
Avoid carbonated beverages.
Take time to eat meals and resist gulping food or liquid.
For some people, anxiety causes more pronounced air swallowing. If anxiety might be contributing to your problem, you should seek advice about stress reduction from a physician.
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- Treatment of Impotence
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