My Mom (85) is embarrassed by the gas she passes when in the company of other people. Any advice?

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Silly question about spontaneous flatulence. When she stands up from a sitting position, she passes gas uncontrollably. She is quite embarrassed by this and I'm wondering if anyone knows a solution. I know in the scheme of things, this is not a big problem. Just wanted to put it out there, perhaps someone else has found a solution. Thanks

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txcamper, ah ha, a flash from the past, the nightly *constitutional* walks. Walks greatly aid in the digestion :)
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My husband kept arguing that sherbet was non-dairy until I took him to the grocery store and let him read labels. He was thinking about sorbet - different stuff. I stand by the suggestion of anti-gas medicines, but I personally don't like the taste of the chewable ones, so I just use the pills. It's the ingredient that works (Simethicone) not the method of delivery.

Remember when people took walks after eating? Constitutionals they called them.
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I don't know, but perhaps she could try getting up very slowly from a seated position, and see if this helps any.
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My Dad has that same problem when he stands up... oh well, at least I know where he is in their house. It use to be worse but as txcamper noted above, my Dad found out he was lactose intolerance.... now if only I could convince my Mom that ice cream cottage and cheese are also lasctose when she prepares their meals.... but Mom thinks "a little bit won't hurt" :P
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Simethicone. Less than a dollar at Walmart. I take it myself. It's a pill. Or she can chew Gas-X, perhaps take Beano. Does she have a lactose intolerance? That is a problem that many develop as they age. Try Lactaid milk and cut out or at least cut back dairy. It's an old joke to blame the dog....
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