Originally Answered: How to control flatulence?
First let's see "What Causes Flatulence?"
Your large intestine contains helpful bacteria, which work to digest your food. Some foods contain complex carbohydrates, which are difficult to break down in the stomach and small intestine. When partially digested carbohydrates from certain foods ferment in the large intestine, excess gas results. The most frequent food offenders are beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other types of legumes and vegetables.
Other causes of excessive gas include:
Swallowing air. When you're under stress and eat or drink too quickly, you may gulp more air than usual. This swallowed air produces extra gas.
Lactose intolerance. If you have trouble digesting the sugar in milk, called lactose, you may often be plagued by bouts of gas after you consume dairy products.
Celiac disease. People with this digestive disorder have a hard time metabolizing gluten, a protein found in many grains, including wheat, rye, oats, barley, bulgur, amaranth, and quinoa. If you have celiac disease, you can experience gas and bloating after eating foods that contain these ingredients.
Treatment and Prevention
Unless your flatulence is extreme, it is not necessary to do anything about it. But if it's a bothersome problem, the first step is to cut down on or eliminate the foods that give you gas.
If you're not sure which foods are causing your gassiness, try an elimination diet. For example, if you normally drink milk or eat certain vegetables that are known to be gas-promoters, try going a week without one of them. You can then eliminate another for the next week, and so on, to see if you can detect the culprit.
If that doesn't work, or you'd rather not miss out on some favorite (and healthful) foods, supplements may help to minimize your gastrointestinal gas.
A variety of supplements can be very effective at reducing the gas build-up that causes flatulence.
1.Plant-based digestive enzymes that contain a mixture of amylase, lipase, lactase, and protease.
A one-month trial will often determine if the enzymes will be effective.
2.Acidophilus and bifidus, known as probiotics, are the gut's so-called good bacteria. Increasing the level of good bacteria in the gut can relieve gas, bloating, and other digestive woes. Both should be taken between meals. Look for a dairy-free strain if you've determined that your gas may be due to lactose intolerance.