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How to Treat Stomach Bloating

Updated on April 10, 2013

Usually, in stomach-intestine tract it is normal for a small amount of gas is present. However, by including their diet and intestinal bacteria, it may be that a greater amount of gas in the intestinal tract is present, causing pain and discomfort.

Symptoms of flatulence

Usually there is a feeling of fullness, discomfort, and heaviness in the stomach. These problems are accompanied by cramping or throbbing.

Flatulence is often accompanied by diarrhea, or, conversely, of constipation. The palate is perceived an unpleasant sulfur smell and can cause nausea and belching. A person suffering from flatulence, usually suffer from poor appetite, bruising under the eyes, and a worsening of sleep.

The cause of the stomach bloating

Problems such as polyps and tumors in the stomach, intestinal obstruction can also lead to swelling of the stomach and a gradual accumulation of gases in the intestine

Gas formed by bacteria in their intestines.

Air ingested.

Air swallowing is largely responsible for the bloated feeling in the stomach. Intestinal bacteria makes the rest of the gas is present in the intestines. This is because certain carbohydrates are not digested in the intestine, but serve as food for bacteria in the colon. These bacteria produce a large amount of gas.

For swelling, other factors play a role:







If you suffer from a bloated stomach, can also be a symptom of the following diseases:


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Cirrhosis of the liver

Crohn's Disease.

Distention or bloating often occurs in chronic pancreatitis, colitis, gastritis, enteritis. If, for example, swells the stomach after eating, this may indicate the presence of chronic gastritis or pancreatitis.

How to avoid bloating and stomach pain?

Treat stomach bloating is more difficult than prevention. However, simple measures to avoid these drawbacks. For example, it is essential to monitor food and especially to handle stress.

Change your eating habits

Adjusting your diet will be done by trial and error. Try to see things and what foods may or may not cause flatulence. It depends on each person; some people are sensitive to certain types of food. Here you can find a list of tips that can help:

- Avoid the extent possible, the following foods: beans, onions, broccoli, cabbage types, pears, apples, plums, peaches, sugarless candy or gum, wheat bread, bran cereal or bread, beer, soft drinks, milk and ice cream.

- Avoid fats. When there is a stomach bloating is because usually eat many fatty foods.

- Avoid foods high in fiber, "Do this, even temporarily, until to reduce the swelling and flatulence. Remember to drink fluids...

Foods that produce a lot of gas: artichokes, beans, Brussels sprouts, onions and other bulbs (onion, garlic), celery, artichokes, prune juice, raisins, wheat germ, donuts.

Foods that may be poorly tolerated: potatoes, eggplant, citrus, apples, pasta, bread (wheat more often), cheese, hard vegetable fiber.

- Reduce milk products: Replace dairy products with low-fat dairy products such as yogurt. If this is difficult, you can use products that help the body break down lactose. Eat slowly and chew well. So the food is mixed with a sufficient amount of saliva, can prevent flatulence, also making sure to minimize the gasps of air, for example, minimizing the talk while eating.

Manage Stress

Known as one of the most common sources of the swelling and pain, stress must be strictly treated to prevent these ills. Many studies cite stress as a major cause of digestive problems.

Medications for inflammation of the stomach

The stomach bloating is largely due to the presence of excess air in the digestive tract, the removal of this excess air is with drugs for this purpose. In general, the digestive substances may be associated with the carbon-based drugs. Herbs also recommended in the treatment of inflammation. Note that these medicines are available without a prescription

Activated charcoal

Whose key feature is the elimination of carbon dioxide, coal is the ideal solution for the treatment of inflammation. Indeed, coal stimulates metabolic reactions in the body to help remove the gas. When combined with other substances, the charcoal has a greatly improved effect. Coal has an indisputable efficacy in cases of inflammation. Moreover, the action is rapid.

Phytotherapy and bloated stomach

No side effects and are characterized by excellent efficiency, also is a good herbal remedy for swelling. Today, the plant extracts for the treatment of these diseases are many and varied; herbs have proven to be very successful for solving aerophagia.

Natural remedies for Stomach bloating

Add cumin, coriander, dill, or cinnamon to your diet to help reduce swelling.

Anise and thyme: an envelope for every 20 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes and drink a cup after each meal.

Mint: ... 1 tablespoon of dried leaves in half a cup of boiling water, wait 10 minutes and drink a cup after each meal.

Rosemary: 1 teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of boiling water, wait 10 min. And drink a cup after each meal. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor

In folk medicine, to remove accumulated gases is often used dill water. To prepare the infusion, use a cup of boiling water and put 2 tablespoons fennel seeds, wait two hours. Drink a cup with each meal.

The chamomile or fennel tea helps eliminate excess gas.

Do not use natural remedies, if the cause of the stomach bloating and flatulence is an undiagnosed illness. Be sure to consult a professional who will help you not only to understand the origin of the problem, but also competently explain the best treatment for you.


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