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10 Extremely Effective Ways to Get Rid Of Gas or Bloating at Home Fast

Updated on July 28, 2014
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What causes bloating?

A large number of people from time to time suffer from a so-called bloating. Not only can your stomach feel like an inflated balloon, there will also be pain, flatulence and nausea associated with it. If you suffer from bloating, you often do not feel so good.

Bloated feeling is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, and can be caused by a number of factors. Firstly, it can be a symptom of constipation. Another possible cause is the accumulation of gas in the stomach, and another is the rapid growth of bacteria in your stomach.

Gas or bloating is caused by an excess of air in the stomach and digestive tract. It may be the result of swallowing of air during eating or a by-product of the digestion. Certain common foods, such as beans, broccoli and cabbage, can cause this reaction. Bloating can also be caused by bacteria in the digestive system. Often you can reduce bloating without depending on drugs and medication.

Some tips to reduce bloating and gas

  • Avoid lying down after eating, especially at night; walk about 100 steps or so. Gas from the stomach is passed to the intestines easier when you're lying after a meal.
  • Chew food carefully. Carbohydrates begin to digest in the mouth itself. So if you do not chew enough, the stomach has to do lot more work
  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals instead of three large meals.
  • Avoid high-fat meals.
  • Gas that has a strong odor is usually the consequence of the metabolism of sulfur-containing proteins and amino acids in the intestines.
  • Foods produce minimal gas include rice, bananas, citrus, grapes, hard cheese, meat, eggs, peanut butter, non-carbonated beverages.
  • Belching or burping is the body's natural response when there is too much gas in the stomach.

Home remedies for gas

1) Change diet

Perhaps the easiest way to get rid of gas is to change your diet. This requires a bit of food research. Keep record of what you eat and when you feel bloated. If you notice patterns, eliminate problematic foods from your diet. Carbonated beverages are a common problem, but each person reacts differently.


2) Change eating habits

Another effective home remedy for gas is to change some of your eating habits. Because large chunks of food cause the digestive system to work overtime, chewing thoroughly can reduce bloating. Chew with your mouth closed and you’ll swallow less air.


3) Walk

Walk for 10 to 15 minutes after a meal to reduce bloating.


4) Herbs for gas

Herbs such as chamomile, mugwort and tarragon help to stimulate the production of gastric juices, which can yield a more effective digestion with less gas. Place one or two tablespoons of the above herbs in a cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink.


5) Mint leaves

Chewing mint leaves can also relieve digestive problems, particularly gas and upset stomach.


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What to eat when you’re bloating?

  • brown rice
  • vegetables
  • beans

are the best foods.

Also drink lots of water every day and plenty of exercise are good remedies when you're dealing with bloating regularly.

When to see a doctor?

If you feel these symptoms along with bloating, you should consult your doctor.

  • loss of body weight
  • fever
  • severe abdominal pain
  • blood in your stool

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6) Probiotic foods

As the main cause of your bloating is the rapid growth of harmful bacteria in your stomach, you can keep your body well by consuming probiotic foods. Probiotic foods help fill the good bacteria that are naturally present in our intestinal tract. At the same time, they will also help to stop the growth of harmful micro-organisms (such as fungi and parasites), and can restore the intestines. To see the positive effects of these probiotic foods, it is important that you consume them regularly and in large quantities.

Some examples of these probiotic foods

What are some examples of these probiotic foods? There are many common and commercially available foods that claim to be probiotics, such as different brands of yogurts, cereals, oats, milk products, and granola bars. Probiotics are also available as dietary supplements and in capsule form.


7) Drink tea

Warm herbal tea has been found to soothe the stomach and abdomen. Some teas you could try include chamomile tea, peppermint, fennel and ginger. This is especially recommended if the cause of your bloating is the accumulation of gases in your gut.


8) Eat more fiber

As the main cause of bloating is constipation, it is recommended that you add more fiber to your diet. This will help to promote regular bowel movements and therefore flush the toxins that accumulate in your body. Natural sources of fiber are fruits and vegetables, wheat and oats.


9) Reduce stress

Stress can cause bloating. Relaxation techniques can help to reduce anxiety.


10) Caraway oil

Another home remedy for bloating is massaging the abdomen with heated caraway oil. Here, but make sure to massage clockwise.


There you have it! These are just simple things to do if you want an instant remedy. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The information on healthcarepro.hubpages.com is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information.

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    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's very useful. Handy remedies are more convenient options most of the times. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love articles like this that share natural remedies. I keep a healthy diet and exercise regimen and see little of this problem.. What relief! :)