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In the past year, I have been plagued with uncontrollable

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In the past year, I have been plagued with uncontrollable flatulence. I know which foods that usually cause this, but it happens no matter what I eat. It has gotten to the embarrassing stage. I even hesitate to go to any social events. Please help!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 6 years ago.

Flatulence is often due to changes in your diet as you have mentioned. Beans, onions and other spicy food are very often the main causes. I would recommend that you avoid colon cleanse as you do not want to disturb the 'friendly bacteria'. In terms of medication then peppermint oil capsules or charcoal tablets can be helpful and I would also recommend that you have peppermint tea after meals.

You should avoid carbonated water or soda. And the other thing is to ensure that you minimize swallowing air with loose dentures by getting a dental review (if you wear dentures).

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