Gas, burping, or bloating is common after you swallow air, eat foods that cause gas, or drink carbonated beverages. This is normal and usually can be prevented by making some simple changes.
The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person. Examples of gas-producing foods are:
Gas, burping, or bloating after eating or drinking also may be caused by an inability to:
Your doctor can check your symptoms to find out what is causing them and recommend treatment. Treatment may include changes in your diet, medicine to replace digestive enzymes and help reduce symptoms, and nutritional supplements such as iron.
Last Revised: July 12, 2011
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