Can dehydration cause painful gas?
Dehydration doesn’t directly cause painful gas. However, it affects the digestive issues and hence gas production is increased. It impairs digestion by reducing saliva production and digestive enzyme activity, leading to bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort. Dehydration can also disrupt the balance of gut bacteria, further contributing to gas. If you have persistent or severe gas pain, it’s best to consult a healthcare professional for evaluation and guidance.