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Abdominal bloating can be treated based on the symptoms experienced. Your doctor may suggest few lifestyle changes to relieve and prevent abdominal bloating. They include:
You may be prescribed antacids to expel gas. Odour from the gas can be reduced by taking activated charcoal tablets after meals. You may add digestive enzymes to aid proper digestion of food and break down of certain chemicals in gas producing grains and vegetables. Your doctor may suggest other approaches such as:
Physical obstruction to passage of food or gastric emptying can be surgically treated. For reduced function of the gastrointestinal tract, your doctor may prescribe medications to increase the muscle activity. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the bacterial overgrowth in small intestine. Sometimes, probiotics may be suggested to treat intestinal bacterial overgrowth.