Flatulence and Food Intolerance
The hardest things to deal with when it comes to flatulence are the symptoms it has. The most obvious symptoms are those of passing loud and smelly wind in abundance and the pain and embarrassment of coping with it on a daily basis.
For some people flatulence can be treated by changing their diet and incorporating regular exercise into their life style. For others treatment and management of excessive flatulence can be a little more complex.
The first step that is taken when it comes to treating flatulence is that of making some fundamental changes in our diet. By looking at ones current diet and monitoring how the person feels not only after eating but also throughout the day and measuring the level and severity of flatulence can help pin point those foods which trigger the condition.
Although eliminating processed foods and consuming more healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables is often the key to reducing the level of problematic flatulence, it is not always the answer. When healthy foods are consumed anyway by the individual yet the passing of wind is still above and beyond the norm, treatment can then be a little more challenging.
Usually in this situation there is something else causing the problem and further tests are required in order to establish what it might be. In some cases it is actually intolerance to a certain food that is the underlying cause of flatulence. Therefore each food item that is consumed needs to be recorded along with any effects that may come about after it is broken down and digested.