Thats the gassy gossip from gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond, who says jet bloat is a major concern among holiday travelers taking to the sky this week.
Says Raymond: The altitude is a major issue the pain is the same but your stomach expands so theres more space for it.
She says its best to avoid airport food courts before taking off because then youll be doubly doomed during the flight and dont want to get stuck going to the bathroom when the Fasten Your Seatbelts flash on.
As she puts, If you have to let it go let it go gracefully and pretend to look around as if youre trying to figure out who did it.
To avoid embarrassing situations like this, Raymond says chewing a CharcoCap charcoal pill before you hit the runway will suck up the gas bubbles and help keep your dignity intact.
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