Here’s a straight talk about an embarrassing subject; gas, toot, farts, flatulence or whatever you call it. We feel thrilled to cultivate some tips for you to deal with this body problem that often generates jokes but is a universal suffering of almost every 9 out of 10 people.
Gas or that breaking wind in the stomach which keeps a lot of people irritated is a common complaint. There’s no shame in talking about it so no laugh and no giggles… You can giggle a bit, but you too must be admittedly interested in knowing ways to get rid of this bothersome daily issue.
Yes, we know that feeling when you eat up your favorite meals, and just after a few hours you feel bloated, and the urge to fart and pass gas doesn’t let you sit in peace. But the gas seems to be trapped somewhere inside your intestines which gives you constant breakthroughs. It happens at the most random and inconvenient times like when you’re giving an exam, or you’re sitting with your friends or even in an important business meeting. It causes embarrassment if you unexpectedly fart.
There are many reasons behind this, such as having a diet that leads to poor digestion. Eating black beans, apples, pears, lentils, or foods that have insoluble fiber in them can lead to gas. Some of the gas is formed during the digestion process too. Other than these, drinking carbonated drinks can also cause gas. Eating candies or desserts that contained artificial sweeteners or sometimes even chewing gum can also give you gas.
Ways To Remedy Gas:
You may be relieved to know that there are a few ways that can let you get rid of the stubborn gas and the pain it causes. From natural home remedies to over the counter medication and following it with a suitable diet can actually give you relief. We have a few ways listed to help you. Continue to read.
Gulp Some Warm Lemon Water:
Lemon is a useful ingredient in soothing stomach churns. Just take some warm water (not hot water) and add a few drops of lemon extract into it. Stir it well and drink it slowly. Lemon has the acidity that stimulates the breakdown of food by promoting the production of HCL. HCL is what breaks down the food more efficiently due to which you get less gas and bloating. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach and you’ll remove all the gas out of your intestines.
Peppermint is known to ease the gas pains as it soothes the muscles of your stomach and digestive tract. It contains menthol which that helps in relieving stomach pain. Just use hot water and drink warm peppermint tea before going to bed or after dinner to get rid of trapped gas and ease the gas pain.
- Just take a cup of boiled water.
- Dip in one herbal peppermint tea bag into it.
- Take the tea bag out after a few minutes.
- Sip and enjoy.
Ginger consists of phenolic compounds such as gingerol that are responsible for its beneficial effect on the digestive system. It helps in smooth digestion and easing the gas pain. It has muscle relaxant properties in it, and it relieves the gas trapped in the intestines and alleviates bloating.
Sipping up ginger tea would give you a calming effect and relax the stressed stomach. It’s an ideal remedy to cure gas pain. Just take a cup of ginger tea right after your meal and this natural remedy would do wonders for you.
Exercise (The Loose-It-Up-Game):
Instead of just holding it in and bearing the pain, you must exercise to loosen up the pressure built inside your stomach and let the gas pass through. A few stretches might help, like stretching the lower back might help the trapped gas to expel.
Gas is mainly caused by either poor diet or lifestyle. So follow it up with some changes; positive changes are always good. Move around throughout the day and take a break in between your work in the office and walk for a while outside. It would keep the gas flowing out and won’t let the tension build up in your stomach because of sitting in one place for hours. You must ask your gym instructor or look up exercises online to pass out gas.
Tip: Simply walk or swim or jog for half an hour and try to fart or let the gas out. You can even try jumping for a few minutes.
Chamomile tea is so useful that it’s often called “capable of anything” by Germans. It helps you get rid of gas which is primarily caused by poor digestion and heat burn. It’s a nice pain relieving formula.
Just steep one tea bag of chamomile tea in a cup of hot water and sip it away. Consume it after every meal to keep the flatulence away.
You swallow some of the gas while eating food. Just eat slowly and chew properly to keep you digestive system function well and efficiently. This would prevent gas to collect inside your intestines.
It’s most of the times your diet that causes issues with your digestive system. If you don’t have a special reason for a medical condition leading to chronic gas pain, you must watch your diet before trying anything else. Avoid the foods that cause gas such as a few vegetables; cabbage, broccoli cauliflower, sprouts, onions. Cut the consumption of carbonated drinks out of your routine. And do not drink water with a straw. Changing your diet would help you deal with gas formation. It might be difficult yet it would reap a lot of benefits.
Water is one of the best gifts of nature. Other than keeping you hydrated it works well in digestion. Don’t just swallow a lot of water at once—it won’t work for gas. By recommending water, we mean drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day and during your meals. It would prevent excessive gas formation and reduce the problem.
Anise relaxes the unpleasant stress built up in the stomach and helps in digestion. If you have swelling in the intestines, it will contribute to reducing it.
Take a cup of freshly boiled water and drain it over one teaspoon of ground anise seeds. Let it be seated for around ten minutes and then slowly sip it up. Just check with your doctor first to stay informed if in case you’re allergic to it. Consume it before or after your meals as per your choice.
We hope you’ll get rid of that bubbling stomach after using the above remedies, but if they don’t work, we recommend you must seek medical help. If you have chronic gas pain and it’s very frequent, you must call up your doc without wasting time as it might be a symptom of a medical condition. Getting yourself examined is always keeps you in the safe zone and keeps you away from severe diseases.