Do you suffer from excessive gassiness or flatulence? If you do, this may be the most important online discussion that you will encounter today. You see, gassiness or flatulence is actually very curable, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money trying to remedy it at all — as long as you know what is actually causing the flatulence in the first place.
Flatulence triggers are categorized as hidden triggers because often, people are unaware that their own diet and lifestyle directly cause the condition that they dislike the most.
The gas that people pass when they break wind or belch is actually produced by the body when it digests the food and beverages that you eat and drink every day. In short, the gas that you expel is a natural by-product of digestive processes.
It is normal for a person to break wind up to fourteen times per day. This is very normal, and if your own frequency falls within this range or lower, you are not flatulent at all. However, if you break wind thirty to forty times per day, then that is the time to start thinking about visiting your physician so you can be examined by a healthcare professional.
If your flatulence is accompanied by symptoms like bloody stool or extreme abdominal pain, skip the doctor’s visit – have someone drive you to an emergency room. Appendicitis and other severe conditions start with such symptoms. The presence of pain around the abdominal area is sufficient grounds for having yourself checked out in an emergency room.
Now, it is also possible that you don’t have any severe health conditions and that your flatulence is merely caused by a spastic colon or because you are swallowing air (among other possible reasons). Swallowed air is the most common cause of flatulence and is often caused by talking too fast, or because you are always rushing during mealtimes.
Try slowing things down and you will see a marked improvement in your flatulence. When a person swallows air, the only way to expel that air is through belching/burping. If you don’t burp out the air, it is going to end up in your intestines (which is much farther and deeper into the digestive tract than the stomach) and eventually, you will have to expel it through the anus. As you can see, any measure of gas or air inside the bowels will eventually find its way out.
The human body naturally produces gas when it digests the food that you eat. This is to be expected – it is a completely normal bodily process and you shouldn’t worry at all that you have some amount of gas in your belly at any one time. However, it is not normal for anyone to experience tenderness and pain during bowel movements.
These associated symptoms may mean that you need to change some aspects of your lifestyle or diet. Be prepared to make some changes based on your own analysis of your lifestyle and diet.Even using simple trial and error you will be able rid yourself of flatulence for good.
Dealing with excess gas in the stomach is never fun – especially if you don’t exactly know what to do to reduce the impact of the excess gas. In today’s discussion we will be looking at some ways that you can reduce the overall impact of gassiness so you won’t have to worry about it when you are hard at work in the office, or when you are in the midst of a lot of people (e.g., at parties and other social functions).
Note however that these guidelines are only for people who have a spastic colon and have not been formally diagnosed with other conditions like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or celiac disease. It’s important that you follow the dietary and lifestyle guidelines recommended by your doctor if you have been diagnosed with more severe digestive problems.
1. Be more watchful about what you eat. Foods like dried fruit, pizza with lots of cheese, and beans are definitely not suitable for a person who is suffering from chronic flatulence.
When food triggers flatulence, the actual cause of the gassiness is often tied to how the body digests specific components of the food that the flatulence sufferer is eating.
For example, if you frequently belch and break wind after eating anything including cheese, then it is possible that you are no longer producing sufficient amounts of the enzyme called lactase. Lactase is directly responsible for digesting the sugar called lactose, which is found in fresh milk and in all dairy products.
2. In addition to indigestible carbohydrates like fructose and lactose, you may also develop flatulence if you have a lot of insoluble fiber in your diet. Insoluble fiber comes from food items like seeds. Minimize your consumption of insoluble fiber, and stick to foods that have moderate amounts of soluble fiber instead.
3. Cut out smoking and alcohol, as these two habits have been strongly associated with digestive upset. If you need proof, just look at people who have drunk too much – they end up vomiting or passing out because their bodies are overcome with alcohol and its chemical by-products. Smokers on the other hand are more likely to suffer from chronic hyperacidity, because that is the direct effect of tobacco smoke on the digestive system. Remember that hyperacidity can cause flatulence. Gassiness is one of the first symptoms of increased acidity in the stomach.
4. Take OTC remedies like activated charcoal tablets to control the frequency of the emissions and to decrease the odor of the flatus or intestinal gas. Activated charcoal tablets are indicated for flatulence, but they may not be the best choice for people who are taking other forms of medication.
If you are taking medication for diabetes, heart problems, etc., it would be best to consult with your physician first before buying this OTC remedy, as it may interfere with the normal passage and absorption of other drugs in the stomach. The tablets won’t prevent the body from utilizing other drugs, but it’s possible that the charcoal might end up absorbing the medicine before the stomach lining has had a chance to do so.