(HealthDay News) -- Gas is air in the digestive tract, says the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Swallowing less air is a key way help reduce symptoms.
For other ways to reduce excess gas, the NIH suggests:
- Eat slowly.
- Avoid gum and hard candies.
- Quit smoking.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
- Ask your doctor about over-the-counter medications.