How to Get Rid of Gas Pains
Excess gas in our digestive tract can often cause us a lot of discomfort. There are also a lot of things that might cause this. It can be because of too much acidity, eating a certain kind of food, swallowing too much air (through talking or laughing too much) or too much stress. If this happens constantly, the air builds up and will increase pressure from within. The pressure will soon begin to feel like pain thus calling it gas pain.
Normally, an adult would pass out gas 8 to 20 times a day. The gas that you pass out is usually composed of odourless vapours: carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and it can sometimes have methane. The not-so-good smell of flatulence is caused by presence of bacteria that contain sulphur. Some other symptoms include abdominal bloating and discomfort. Now there are some ways to get rid of that excess gas and most especially the pain that comes with it.
Watch your diet
You must know that there are some foods that can produce a lot of gas and eventually lead to gas pain. Some of them are beans, cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, radish and many more. Try to cut back on fried and fatty foods as they can often result to bloating. Also, reduce your intake of dairy products. If you can, try having low-lactose dairy foods instead of whole milk. Lastly, have a peppermint tea from time to time. It contains menthol as it is known to be an antispasmodic agent. It will then help you smoothen up your muscle in your digestive tract. It can also provide you relief from gas pain especially when you have it warm.
There are certain positions and exercise that can help you relieve your gas pain. The famous duck walk is often done if you are suffering from gas pain. First, you have to crouch down in a way that you are bending at your waist and your knees. Then waddle like a duck. I know you find this funny but it’s effective. There’s another exercise that will help your gas pain and your spine as well. All you have to do is to sit down with your knees closely wrapped into your chest. Then put your arms close and wrap them around your shins. Now while you are in this position, you would roll back. As your shoulders touch the ground, try to extend your hands back to support your body and roll back in your original position. Lastly, if you are the type of person who prefer a simple exercise, a simple and repetitive squat can help you.
If you have a stalk of celery just sitting on your kitchen counter, better start chewing. Celery is known to be a quick remedy for abdominal discomfort because of excessive gas in your digestive tract.
Active Culture Yogurt
Gas pain or strain in the tummy and belly is a state that anyone gets to experience once in a while. Although usually not a symptom of a disease, stomach gas pressure can be distressing and annoying, sporadically causing sudden twinge that may erroneously imply appendicitis or gallstones. There are some methods for fighting the consequences of abdominal gas, a few of which may require a trial and error process first.
One of the universal origins of gas is sugars, like lactose, that run past the tummy not having dissected by enzymes. As soon as it gets to the gut, they begin to cause turmoil and produce all kinds of gas. Yogurt with active cultures can aid to refill our systems with beneficial flora and fauna, particularly those are sensitive to lactose.