Gas has many different forms and symptoms. A few them include bloating, belching, nausea and vomiting, acidic taste, growling stomach, burning sensation in the stomach, abdominal pain etc. Indigestion and Flatulence are also common with Bloating. It is not restricted to a single age or sex and affects all kinds of persons.
Patients with a bloated stomach have severe abdominal pain and gas. Fennel seeds are also a good home remedy for stomach bloating and pain.
You can drink Chamomile tea to get relief from stomach gas. Peppermint is also good for people with persistent gas pains.
Pumpkin is another good home remedy for flatulence cure. When food does not digest properly in the small intestine, it goes into the large intestine where bacteria sit on it and cause decomposition.
Individuals with excess alcohol consumption, use of drugs that pester with the stomach (like aspirin), other irregularities in the digestive tract such as ulcer, emotional problems like anxiety or depression are prone to this gas problem.
Gas is of two kinds’ i.e lower digestive gas and upper digestive gas. The later one is basically due to swallowing of air while drinking or eating. It is released through the mouth in the form of burp. It can be reduced by changing your chewing habits and swallowing mechanism.
The problem in our context is the first one. The lower digestive gas is for the reasons of fermentation of food. It is released through anus.
There are four ways by which gas moves out from the digestive tract. They are belching, passing out through anus or flatus, absorption of gas into the blood, consumption by intestinal bacteria.
How to Cure Bloating?
The remedy for your bloating symptoms usually depends on the underlying conditions. Often, episodes of gas go away within hours without any medical intervention. Here are some remedies to relieve you from gastric pain.
• Try not to chew with your mouth open, talk while chewing, or eat too fast. This causes you to swallow too much air, which can aggravate indigestion.
• Drink fluids after rather than during meals.
• Avoid late-night eating.
• Try to relax after meals.
• Avoid spicy foods.
• Stop smoking.
• Avoid alcoholic beverages.
How To Relieve Gas Pain?
The best way to prevent gas is to avoid the foods and situations that seem to cause indigestion. Eat small meals so that your tummy does not have to work hard or long. Eat slowly. Avoid foods that contain high amounts of acids, such as citrus, fruits and tomatoes.
If stress is a factor for your gas problem, then re-think your lifestyle strategy. Learn new methods of managing stress such as meditation and biofeedback techniques.
Gas can be a sign of more serious problem, so better call a doctor if you have the following symptoms.
• Vomiting or blood in vomit (the vomit may look like coffee grounds)
• Unexpected weight loss
• Loss of appetite
• Black, tarry stools or visible blood in stools
• Severe pain in upper right abdomen
• Pain in upper or lower right abdomen
• Discomfort unrelated to eating
Drinking ginger tea and eating fresh ginger root is one of best home remedy for gas and indigestion. Add small amounts of ginger (dried or fresh) to your food, as desired. This will cure your bloating problems and prevent it from occurring again.[Image Source : livingprettynaturally.com]
A teaspoon of fresh grated ginger before meals is an absolute remedy for gas relief.
Ginger is an antispasmodic, which means that it helps reduce cramping – even that are associated with gas. Its warming properties also increase blood flow within your gastrointestinal system to help stimulate digestion and remove gas.
How to Make Ginger Tea at Home
• Get a medium-sized ginger rhizome that looks fresh without wrinkles or too many blemishes.
• Scrub it under warm water and carefully cut 3 to 6 slices as thin as you can and put them in a large mug.
• Add a small amount of honey and/or lemon if you like and pour very hot, but not boiling water over the the slices (turn off the kettle just before it boils).
• Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
• Drink and enjoy.
The antibacterial activity and medicinal properties of ginger has a long history of tradition. It originated in China and then spread its roots to India, South East Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean.
Ginger contains upto 3% of an essential oil that causes the smell of the spice.
Medically ginger is used as a stimulant and gas relieving substance, and is used frequently for dyspepsia and colic. It acts like ta drug that promotes the secretion of saliva.
The typical odour and flavor of ginger root is caused by a mixture of gingerone, shoagoles and gingerois, volatile oils that make up about 1-3% of the weight of fresh ginger. The gingerois increases the mobility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic, sedative and antibacterial properties.
Ginger has been found effective by multiple studies for treating nausea and vomiting.
But ginger can sometimes be a pain to some people. Allergic reactions to ginger include heartburn, bloating, gas, belching and nausea (particularly if taken in powdered form). Unchewed fresh ginger may result in intestinal blockage. Individuals who have had ulcers, IBS or blocked intestines may react badly to large quantities of fresh ginger.
Swallowing excessive air when taking meals may increase the symptoms of bloating and belching, which are often associated with gas. If you are experiencing symptoms of bloating, make an appointment with your doctor to rule more serious conditions.
Since bloating is such a broad term, it is better that you provide your doctor with precise information of discomfort you are experiencing. In explaining your bloating problem, try to define where in the stomach the discomfort usually occurs.