Symptomatic Approach to Gas, Belching and Bloating with OMT Treatment Options
ABSTRACT: Intestinal gas production is a normal physiologic progress. However, there are many pathophysiologic processes that can cause patients to experience bloating, abdominal pain, and distension from abnormal gas production or mobility. It is important for primary care physicians to understand the causes and mechanisms for both physiologic and pathologic gas and bloating in order to appropriately and effectively treat our patient population. This article will review the differential diagnosis of gas, bloating and belching, the necessary work-up, and the management of these disorders.