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Conditions That Cause Gas And How To Manage Them

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Intestinal gas and the conditions that can cause you to have it!

Every human being experiences gas, but there are some factors that contribute to more “excessive” bouts. If you want to limit embarrassing or uncomfortable situations involving flatulence, it’s important to identify possible conditions that are increasing the severity of it. Here’s a brief overview of some conditions that can cause higher-than-average levels to be released from the body. Devrom®, the internal deodorizer can make offices, airplanes, car rides and other close quarter situations comfortable again.As with any medication, consult your doctor to better assist you with diagnosis and treatment.

Celiac Disease

A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, resulting in digestion difficulties. People suffering with Celiac Disease should follow a strict gluten-free diet to ward off symptoms and promote intestinal healing – failure to do so causes damaging inflammation to the lining of the small intestine, and prevents the absorption of nutrients (malabsorption).

Dumping Syndrome

Typically found in patients who’ve had bariatric surgery, more specifically, (gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, or biliopancreatic diversion), Dumping Syndrome causes undigested food in the stomach to move too quickly into the small bowel. This leads to abdominal cramps, nausea, and diarrhea – typically right after eating. The easiest way to address this is by changing the diet and amounts consumed to manage dumping syndrome.

Food Allergies and Intolerance

Food allergies and intolerances are a major cause of excessive gas, and can come in a variety of forms. Unlike food intolerances, food allergies can be life-threatening, and should be monitored carefully. If you experience a reaction after eating a particular food, see a doctor to determine if you have a food allergy or intolerance. Food intolerances may be able to be managed by treating their underlying condition.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

A chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid (or sometimes bile) flows back into your food pipe (esophagus). This acid backwash irritates the lining of the esophagus and results in symptoms such as heartburn. Over-the-counter medications are typically helpful at effectively managing heartburn, but people with GERD often need stronger medications (or surgery) to reduce symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Though not permanently damaging to the colon, IBS can be very uncomfortable, especially for those who don’t appropriately manage their diet, lifestyle, and stress levels.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is caused by insufficient levels of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose in the body. Those with lactose intolerance who consume dairy products will experience uncomfortable symptoms, including diarrhea, bloating gas, and abdominal pain. Symptoms of lactose intolerance can be controlled by limiting the consumption of dairy.

Peptic Ulcers

Open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the upper part of the small intestine. Commonly resulting in abdominal and/or burning pain, peptic ulcers are caused by bacterial infections and some medications. Taking pain medications regularly increases susceptibility to developing peptic ulcers.

Ostomy (ileostomy and colostomy)

“Ostomy” is a generic term that refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of wastes. People often experience a challenge managing gas production and odor with a colostomy and ileostomy pouch, but this can be managed by proper chewing, avoiding swallowing air, and being mindful of eating habits. Also, some pouches have filters to release air and “burping” the pouch is also used.

Bowel Obstruction

When the small or large intestine is partially or completely blocked, food, fluids, and gas are prevented from moving through the intestines in the normal way. This may cause intense and sporadic pain. The most common cause of bowel instruction in the small intestine is Crohn’s disease, as well as tumors. Blockage in the large intestine is can sometimes be caused by cancer. Most bowel obstructions are treated in hospitals, while for partial blockages contact a doctor immediately if you experience severe and constant stomach pain.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury is characterized by damage or trauma to the spinal cord, which results in a loss of function. Paralysis of the damaged spinal cord may affect body mobility in a number of ways, including bowel function. There is no cure for spinal cord paralysis, but patients can receive physical therapy to help strengthen them again. See a doctor for specific information about various spinal cord injuries.

Do you suffer from any other condition not listed above that causes excessive flatulence? Devrom® may be able to help.We understand how difficult it can be in close quarter a situation with a condition above, which is why we help make the embarrassment of close quarter flatulence a fear of the past.Devrom® is an internal deodorizer that safely and effectively neutralizes offensive odor from stool and flatulence.No longer will you need to worry about smells from stool or flatus.The close quarter internal deodorizer is available in both a capsule and chewable tablet, for you comfort and convenience.