Gas related intestinal symptoms causes psychological distress, poor QOL
Gas-related symptoms are associated with poorer quality of life, and higher stress, anxiety, and depression, with breaking wind being the most frequently reported gas issue, affecting eight out of 10 adults in the general population (81.3 %) in a 24-hour period, according to a new survey1 being presented today at UEG Week Virtual 2021.
Other gas-related symptoms included stomach rumbling, which affected 60.5% of respondents, closely followed by belching (58%), and bad breath (48.1%). Trapped wind (47.2%), abdominal distension/swollen tummy (39.6%) and bloating/abdominal pressure (38.5%) also had a noticeable impact, while only 11.1% of respondents reported having no gas symptoms. On average survey participants had been affected by three different gas symptoms within the previous 24-hour period.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)