What is a good medicine for being bloated?


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Over-the-counter medications that contain alpha-D-galactosidase can reduce bloating, according to WebMD. Alpha-D-galactosidase is a natural enzyme that dissolves carbohydrates that are difficult to digest. Medications that contain simethicone can also reduce excess gas, which, in turn, reduces bloating.

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Natural ways to prevent or relieve symptoms of bloating and gas include minimizing intake of carbonated beverages, avoiding dairy products that contain lactose, quitting smoking and avoiding sugar-free gums and candies that contain sugar alcohols, according to Mayo Clinic. Eating too fast can introduce excess air into the stomach, which can lead to bloating. Chewing food slowly can reduce air intake and prevent uncomfortable symptoms.

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