Trapped wind and bloating can be an occasional, mildly unpleasant after-effect of eating or drinking too much. But for others this type of stomach pain can affect them more regularly with greater levels of discomfort.

This section provides useful information on what can cause bloating and trapped wind, along with some general advice on how to avoid it.

Or you can explore our ‘World of Wind’ map to discover the cultural differences regarding the effects of bloating and trapped wind, or find out what foods bloat the most in our fun quiz.

Also, you can watch Dr Pixie McKenna discuss the myths and ins and outs of bloating and trapped wind, answering many of the most commonly asked questions.