Information About Gas
Excess gas in the intestines leads to bloating of the abdomen. The excess gas can cause the abdomen to expand, which may cause abdominal swelling and pain. Common causes of bloating and excess gas include drinking carbonated beverages, eating foods that form gas, swallowing air while eating, and lactose intolerance.
Common symptoms of bloating and excess gas include nausea, abdominal swelling, excessive belching, excessive flatulence, and cramping abdominal pain. Additional symptoms that may occur with bloating and excess gas include diarrhea and constipation.
Treatment for bloating and excess gas depends on underlying cause. Treatment may include eating slowly, avoiding overeating, and a change in diet. Additional treatment for bloating and excess gas may include medications that reduce intestinal gas.