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Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the mouth is called belching .
Gas is formed in the intestines as food is being digested. Gas can make you feel bloated, which may cause crampy or colicky abdominal pain .
Gas can be caused by any of the following:
Eating foods that are difficult to digest, such as fiber . If you recently introduced fiber into your diet, having gas may be temporary. Give it a little time. Your body may adjust and stop producing gas.
Eating foods that you cannot tolerate -- for example, if you have lactose intolerance and eat dairy products
Irritable bowel syndrome
-- a chronic form of stomach upset that gets worse with stress
(when your body cannot absorb or digest a ...
Gas gangrene is a potentially deadly form of tissue death (gangrene) .
See also: Necrotizing subcutaneous infection
Tissue infection - Clostridial; Gangrene - gas; Myonecrosis; Clostridial infection of tissues
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Gas gangrene is rare in the United States. The condition is most often caused by a bacteria called Clostridium perfringens. However, it also can be caused by Group A streptococcus. Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio vulnificus can cause similar infections.
is present in most environments. As the bacteria grow, they can produce gas in body tissues and produce many different toxins that can damage tissues. Under low-oxygen ( anaerobic
) conditions, Clostridium
that cause tissue death and related symptoms.
Gas gangrene generally occurs at the site of trauma or a recent surgical wound. The onset of gas gangrene is sudden and dramati...
Generic Name: SIMETHICONE CHEWABLE TABLET - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-METH-i-cone) Anti-Gas Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US
National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a
provincial poison control center.
Anti-Gas Oral Missed Dose
If you are taking this product on a regular schedule and
miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the
next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not
double the dose to catch up.
Anti-Gas Oral Notes
Keep all regular medical and laboratory
If you experience problems with gas, diet changes such as
limiting foods known to cause gas and bloating (e.g., beans, cabbage, high-fat
foods) or using digestive enzymes may be helpful. Ask your doctor or a
dietician for help in reviewing your diet.
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