Intestinal Gas – Gas production in the intestines is bound to happen irregardless if you have IBS.
Gas Exists, Matter is How Much Gas?
People who do not have IBS, often still do have gas production in their intestines. The difference is the amount of gas produced as well as the direction of the gas movement due to how the intestines contract.
For IBS sufferers, gas is often produced at much greater amounts and at the same time, the intestines often contract irregularly, resulting in more gas noises to occur. Everyone however, do have gas that passes both ways. It exits through the anus as well as the mouth.
Gas can travel backwards from the intestines, back up the esophagus. This does not mean that the intestines are contracting irregularly. It simply means that the gas moved backwards despite the intestines moving forwards to move the foods towards the colon.
To help eliminate the production of gas however, it is important to first modify your diet. Start to eat only foods that are IBS-friendly as well as chewing your food thoroughly. When foods are chewed well, the body does not need to work as hard to digest it.
Take Digestive Aids
If unbroken foods enter the small intestines and mixes with the bacteria that is present, this often produces a lot of gas. It would also be helpful to take digestive enzymes with your meals to help break down the food, should your stomach acid be producing less than it should.
Eat Smaller Sized Meals
Try to eat smaller meals at more frequent intervals instead of large meals that are spread out further apart. To have a good idea on how to assist in eliminating extraneous gas production in your intestines, review the Stomach Bloating and Gas section.
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