James Hakert, M.D. notating patient chart

Gas and Bloating

Gas & Bloating usually occur within the body due to swallowed air or the normal breakdown of undigested food (e.g. sugar & starches). While the omission of this gas can be embarrassing it is completely normal. When the gas does not pass through belching or flatulence, it can build up in the stomach and intestines causing bloating. Some of the causes of gas and bloating are:
  • Swallowing air
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Smoking
  • Using a straw
  • Tight-fitting garments
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Spicy or fatty foods
  • Conditions such as:
    • IBS
    • Celiac Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Infection
    • Crohn’s Colitis
    • IBS
    • Celiac Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Infection
    • Crohn’s Colitis
If you have chronic gas and bloating, Dr. Hakert recommends that you talk to your Dallas TX gastroenterologist. It is important to rule out major medical conditions and to find a treatment regimen to keep you relatively gas free.




James Hakert, M.D.
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 214 Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 368-6707
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