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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gas and gas pains for human


Gas and gas pains can beat at the nastiest possible moment - during an important meeting or on a packed elevator. And although passing intestinal gas (flatus) usually isn't serious, it can be embarrassing.

Everybody has gas and gas pains, and passes gas normally at least 12 or more times a day. But some people have excessive gas and gas pains that bothers them most of the time. In some cases, gas you can't expel can cause intense, blinking abdominal pain.

The good news is that although you can't stop gas and gas pains, a few simple measures can help reduce the amount of gas you produce and relieve your discomfort and discomfiture.


For most people, the signs and symptoms of gas and gas pain are all too obvious. They include:

* The voluntary or involuntary passing of gas, either as belching or as flatus.

* Sharp, jabbing pains or cramps in your abdomen. These pains may occur anywhere in your abdomen and can change locations quickly. You may also have a "knotted" feeling in your stomach. The pain may sometimes be so intense that it feels like something is seriously wrong. When the pain occurs on the upper left side, gas pain may be mistaken for heart disease. When the pain occurs on the right side, it may be mistaken for gallstones or appendicitis.

* Abdominal bloating (distension).

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