What are some treatment options for bloating?


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According to the journal Gastroenterology & Hepatology, probiotics are a primary treatment for bloating. For dietary treatment, is important to avoid dairy and sugar. Physical exercise is also helpful in preventing bloating. Everyday Health recommends ginger as the most effective home remedy.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology states that there is not a simple treatment for bloating; rather, treatment is dependent on the patient. The antibiotic Rifaximin is proven to treat bloating successfully. It also lists some prescription medications, such as tricyclic antidepressants, smooth muscle antipasmodics, and osmotic laxatives though these are used to treat more severe symptoms that accompany bloating, such as abdominal pain and constipation. Everyday Health also lists chamomile, dill, fennel, basil, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, nutmeg, and mint as home remedies that provide gas relief.

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