Elimination of gases from the body is important through the termination of the gastrointestinal tract. However, the pain during this activity might be because of few reasons namely Allergies, Food high in fiber, IBS, Swallowing excessive air.
Symptoms of Gas Pain are the swelling and tight stomach, the feeling of fullness in the stomach, intense abdominal cramping, shifting abdominal pain. Pain reduces when gas passes providing relief.
You need to see a doctor if you are feeling Fever, Chest pain, Nausea/vomiting, Abdominal pain which is intense/prolong/recurrent, Weight loss without any cause or Bloody stools. Following are some simple and easy home remedies to get rid of this gas pain.
1-Exercise: While lying on your back, fold your legs up till your stomach. Move it away and towards your stomach at a rate of 10/minute. Do this for 5 minutes daily.
2-Heating pad: Use heating pad at the minimum heat your stomach can resist helping you ease your pain.
3-Hot teas: Drink hot peppermint teas, chamomile tea, ginger tea or fennel tea. It soothes pain, has anti-spasmodic effect releasing gas easily.
4-Fennel seeds: Chew one teaspoon of fennel seeds to help reduce pain and reduce the formation of gas in the stomach.
5-Apple cider vinegar: Drink 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water to reduce pain.
6-Tangerine peels and bay leaves: Raw tangerine peels or bay leaves or the leftover water after boiling these can be used as a tea to help alleviate pain.
7-Cut down fried and fast food: Reduce the intake of fried and fast food. This helps reduce the gas formation and ultimately the reason for gas pain.
8-Avoiding gas causing foods: Few foods generate more gas than others. The key is to simply avoid such foods like pears, peaches, cauliflower, whole wheat bread, chewing gum, milk, soda, ice cream, and fizzy drinks.
9-Reduction in dairy products: Reduce the intake of dairy products to reduce gas formation. Food with high pH can be taken to neutralize the effect with acidic bile and reduce gas formation.
10-Limit high fiber foods: High fiber foods produce more gas. Reducing such foods will eventually reduce gas formation or with other dietary changes, one can use high fiber foods.
11-Reduce the quantity of your food and increase the frequency of intake to reduce gas formation.
12-Chew the food thoroughly to break it down into smaller particles and increase contact with salivary enzymes. Food breaks down into small starch molecules which help reduce gas formation.
13-Healthy teeth or correct dentures help break down food well with the generation of less gas.
14-Smoking causes liver damage, ulcers, and heartburn cause gas problems.
15-Reduce stress to reduce swallowing of air and keep your mind calm.
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