One of the by-products of the breaking down of food is gas. Bacteria and digestion create some gas, which collects into bubbles and is expelled as flatulence. This is normal. However, if you are producing so much gas that it affects your social activity, or if the gas is especially odorous, then your body is not breaking down food properly. Excess gas can also cause bloating and often abdominal pain. The conditions most likely to cause excess gas and bloating are food allergy or an imbalance in the bacteria in your digestive tract.
The IBS Treatment Center offers specialized testing to determine what is causing your excess gas, bloating, and/or abdmonial pain. Our expertise in both testing and treatment enable us to help out patients discover and treat the condition or conditions that are causing their symptoms. The end result is that our patients find a solution.
For more information on the causes of these and other IBS symptoms visit our IBS pages.