Can canned salmon cause gas/flatulence?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2013 at 7:02 AM

I'm trying to discover the source of my gas. Literally the minute I start eating my usual canned salmon (which is wild-caught, no BPA by the way) I start having gas. It can't be from something I've eaten earlier in the day or yesterday because it seems to happen right after eating fish.

I'm greatly confused as I was cutting most everything out of my diet except meat and fish as I thought all plant foods were causing me gas and now I'm finding maybe this canned salmon is too. Am I crazy or can canned salmon cause gas for some people? Does this mean I'm not tolerating it? I have been eating it daily for about a month or few. Thanks!



on September 01, 2013
at 11:52 AM

When you say "the minute I start eating.. I start having gas", do you mean you start feeling bloating, or you start PASSING gas. If you are passing gas the minute you start eating, that's not a food intolerance to that food. Rather t suggests to me that the act of eating is triggering peristalsis, so you're passing gas produced from a previous meal. Also, make sure you are eating in a calm, slow manner - swallowing air during eating will also cause bloat.



on September 01, 2013
at 09:58 AM

Yes, you can become intolerant to just about anything. Especially something that is being eaten everyday. Remember, too much meat makes you sick! (in more ways than one)


on September 01, 2013
at 07:27 AM

i'm reading experiencing gas after eating salmon can mean i'm allergic to it. i am so confused as heck. i always heard eating a particular food often can make one allergic but is this really happening to me? there is no way eating such a healthy food in a meat heavy diet could then become allergenic is there? i am so confused...

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on September 01, 2013
at 07:22 PM

I found canned fish that has been packed with soy bean oil gives me bad fits. I isolated it for a while and when I brought it back so did the gas.



on September 01, 2013
at 08:11 AM

...not directly answering your question here (sorry), just a couple a links to have a look at that may help (if you have not already read them).

Do you have any abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating as well?
If so, you should look in to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), may as well start with wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irritable_bowel_syndrome

Also, have a look at the pathology section here,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence#Pathology ,
which describes "four different types of complaint that relate to intestinal gas, which may present individually or in combination".
You may gleam some new info that will give you more to go on.

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