If your gas is causing you pain or discomfort, there are ways to help feel better. If you don’t feel better, talk to your doctor.
- Don’t chew gum or suck on hard candies. Doing so causes you to swallow more air.
- Check with a dentist to make sure your dentures fit the right way.
- Walking, jogging or moving around may help pass gas.
- Don’t drink bubbly or fizzy drinks.
- Eat less foods that have high-fructose corn syrup.
- Try getting rid of milk and milk products, such as cheese. If this helps you feel better, talk to your doctor to see if you might be lactose intolerant.
- Eat less of the foods that are known to cause more gas, such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bran, beans, broccoli and cabbage. Make sure you get fiber in other ways to help balance out your diet.
- Try a low-FODMAP diet.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine
There are several OTC medicines that can help get rid of gas for some people.
- Digestive enzymes, such as lactose supplements.
- For gas that is caused by beans or veggies, try a-galactosidase pills.