Remedy for bloated stomach and gas

The drug that you mentioned is categorized as a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitor’s effect on the body is to reduce the amount of stomach acid production and this indicates that you have an acidity problem. Possibly, you might have also been wrongly prescribed the medicine for a feeling of fullness but this can be confirmed by getting a second opinion.

A feeling of bloating and gas is the product of a digestive inefficiency in the stomach. To draw a parallel, take a case of someone who is lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerant people tend to have a build up of gas in their intestines and this is naturally expelled as flatulence. The reason that this occurs is the lack of the crucial enzyme lactase in the digestive tract. Without lactase breaking down the milk and milk-derived food before it reaches the small intestine, bacteria in the stomach breaks this heavier substance down with the end result being gas and flatulence. A lot of digestion in our bodies relies on the action of bacteria in the stomach. These bacteria can break down substances to even easier forms for subsequent absorption into the system. However, food needs to be acted on by other enzymes before they are worked on by bacteria or the side effects are indigestion and gas.

To solve this condition, the first course of action is to change your diet to one that is vegetarian and cereal rich. This is especially true of breakfast. You should ideally, eat very light meals during breakfast. Other meals throughout the day can include meat but there has to be a healthy side of vegetables as well. For one day in a month day, start your day out with some juice and try to stay away from food for a day or just stick to fresh fruits. This will release a lot of stress from the system. Additionally, you should consume a lot of probiotic dairy, as this will reset the balance of intestinal flora in case the populations might have been depleted by acidity. In the event that you feel full and bloated immediately after eating, there is a chance that you have too little acid in your system. This can be rectified by chewing on a clove, which has the power of increasing the amount of acid in your stomach by stimulating the parietal cells.

answered by G M

Gas, is a very common and often embarrassing problem that the majority of the problem faces. Gas related problems lead to stomach bloating after eating, abdominal discomfort and pain, frequent belching with a foul odour and passage of the gas from the rectal area, also known as "farting". Gas is created in the gastrointestinal tract when carbohydrates present in the sugars and starches in the food, are not broken down in the process of digestion. These carbohydrates pass into the colon, where they ferment leading to the production of gases. Gases are also produced due to lactose intolerance, lack of sufficient fibre in the diet and lack of exercise. It also happens when you are eating fast without chewing properly and thus swallowing excessive air which builds up in the abdominal region.

The best way to reduce gas in the abdominal tract and this gas related problems is to watch the diet and ensure that you are not consuming foods that cause gas. Avoid foodstuff including broccoli, beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, whole wheat flour, cauliflower, radishes, apricots, bananas, pretzels and so on which lead to production of gas. Also avoid chewing candy or gum since this makes you swallow more air. For relief from gas chew around 1 tbsp of fennel seeds after your meals. A dash of asafoetida, mixed in warm water also provides much respite from gas. You can also add half teaspoon of dry ginger powder and rock salt to this mixture for best results. Drinking a glass of water with a dash of baking soda and some lemon juice helps to release the gas instantly providing relief from the discomfort. Chamomile tea assists to cure digestion and releases the gas trapped in the abdominal tract, providing relief within minutes. For an infant suffering from gas, keep the child in an upright movement, moving around, patting the back to aid the release of gas. You can also apply a pinch of asafoetida mixed in coconut oil around the child's belly button.

answered by G R

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