Well, most gums are sugarless, so if you're a juicy fruit addict, it's packed full of them.
For me, gum is soothing....but since they've adulterated my fave (Doublemint) with aspartame and other sweeteners..I have had to resort to a xylitol sweetened gum called Spry. It's OK, and I can get gas if I've chewed too many in a day...but it's the best alternative for me since I have to chew gum when I'm out and about
Gum chewing can also cause gulping of air...that in itself can cause gas for some.
I can see how gum chewing can work after colon surgery...I'd not suggest artificial sweeteners, however...that's all that's available.
The study should have been done when there was actual sugar in gum...
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!