There are a number of things that could be contributing to your gas symptoms. The growling stomach you mention is actually your intestines contracting from the movement of air through the intestines.
Here are some potential causes of your gas:
- Taking in air through drinking with straws, carbonated beverages, chewing gum, smoking and eating hard candies.
- Eating too many gas-producing vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, artichokes, beans and asparagus.
- Certain fruits like apples, pears and peaches may cause problems.
- The inability to digest certain foods, like lactose in milk.
- Not enough beneficial bacteria in your gastro-intestinal system.
This WebMD article provides more details on potential causes of gas. You may want to see a registered dietitian and/or write down what you eat to spot problem foods. And if you continue to have pain or discomfort, a doctor visit makes sense.
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