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Avi Medical helps you with flatulence

Everyone suffers from flatulence from time to time. But: especially severe, painful or frequent accumulation of air in the intestines can indicate serious illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome. In these cases, medical treatment is essential for your long-term health. We at Avi Medical will accompany you at all our locations.

What is flatulence?

A healthy intestine produces gas when it breaks down from food gases such as carbon dioxide or methane. Bloating (flatulence) occurs as soon as these substances occur in excess and then escape through the anus. Medically speaking, between two typesof flatulence decide. In the case of so-called primary flatulence, the phenomenon itself forms the disease. Secondary flatulence refers to flatulence that occurs as a symptom of other underlying diseases or problems.

When does flatulence start?

Flat is present as soon as regular gas excretion is accompanied by other accompanying symptoms to be added. These include reduced stool frequency (less than three times a week), feeling of tension or stomach pain.

What are the triggers of flatulence?

The triggers of primary flatulence include:

  • a disturbed interaction of the pelvic floor muscles
  • abnormalities of the intestinal muscles
  • diseases in the so-called enteric nervous system (intestinal nervous system, which is not controlled voluntarily and is decoupled from the central nervous system)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Trigger of secondary flatulence are again: 

  • an incorrect diet  (e.g. too little fluid and/or fiber)
  • Medicines (especially opioids, antispasmodics, neuroleptics and antidepressants) 
  • toxic substances such as Drugs
  • Lack of exercise
  • Illnesses such as Hypothyroidism, neurological disorders, Diabetes, Rheumatism and Intolerances
  • Constrictions in the intestines up to intestinal obstruction
  • psychological stress

What are possible symptoms of flatulence?

To the typical symptoms  of flatulence include: 

  • "wind"
  • a reduced stool frequency
  • hard stool consistency
  • a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying
  • feeling of tension
  • stomach pain

Treatment of Flatulence at Avi Medical

Our experienced doctors will accompany youthrough every step of your treatment. This begins with the diagnosis and includes: 

  • the creation of an anamnesis including a physical examination
  • Sonography
  • if necessary, laboratory checks to rule out serious primary diseases

This is followed by therapy according to a step-by-step scheme. This includes:

  • nutrition optimization (rich in fiber and with sufficient fluid intake)
  • exercise
  • Support of digestion through swelling substances (e.g. psyllium and linseed)

In addition depending on the causeof the flatulence also: 

  • pelvic floor training through biofeedback
  • medications in Form of laxatives (as tablets, powder or suppositories)
  • Complementary medical measures such as TCM, probiotics or massages