Excessive gas in the intestines can put a person in a very uncomfortable situation and, in addition to abdominal discomfort, can also bring psychological problems. To avoid embarrassment in the future, it is worthwhile to determine why the stomach is puffy and the gases often leave. Is it a commonplace overeating or maybe a disease of the digestive tract?
Oh, something grabbed the belly ... What lies under the swelling?
More recently, the natural "music" of the intestines was delicately called the "winds", but today this event was invented by a new term - flatulence. The cause of bloating is the accumulation of various industrial gases in the intestines.
Normally, each person farts a day up to fourteen times, and most of them pass for him and the people around him imperceptibly. But even if such an embarrassment happens much more often, it still does not mean that you are seriously ill with something. Perhaps you should take a closer look at what you eat.
The reasons why the stomach pulls after eating are foods rich in carbohydrates and fiber, which are not always digested properly in the stomach. They pass down the rectum, where bacteria begin to ferment and produce, and they in turn produce gases.
The following types of food include the category of carbohydrate foods:
- milk products;
- oat and wheat cereals.
Have you noticed that gases start to accumulate after eating? What to do in this case? Absolutely it is impossible to refuse carbohydrate products, because it can cause irreparable harm to the body. It is best to pay special attention to thorough cooking, for example, legumes should be soaked in advance for the night.
During the meal, try to talk as little as possible and chew it well. So you can avoid swallowing excess air and significantly reduce gas formation. With the same purpose it is worth refusing from sweet carbonated drinks and chewing gum with sweetener.
Doctor, help me - the stomach is puffing
So, the food was balanced, they refused from soda, we do not chew gum, but the stomach still swells? Then you need to seek qualified help. In particular cases, the symptoms of flatulence can signal certain problems in the body, such as:
- stomach upset;
- irritable bowel syndrome;
- celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) - a gluten-protein intolerance syndrome that disrupts digestion and damages the villi of the small intestine;
- lactose intolerance;
- malabsorption - a syndrome in which the intestine is unable to absorb nutrients;
However, not always even medical reasons carry a deep hidden meaning and serious diseases. For example, during pregnancy, the abdomen is very often swollen, and this is by no means considered pathology. And in small newborn babies, swelling and strong gases are a constant problem and easily solved with the help of prebiotics, a light massage of the tummy and other means.
Speaking about the problems of the medical plan, it is impossible not to mention the fact that gas formation can be a side effect of taking certain medications, in particular:
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen;
- some laxatives;
- antifungal medications;
- cholesterol tablets;
- drugs used to help people stop smoking.
Objectively, it is simply impossible to independently assess intestinal problems, especially to make a diagnosis, choosing from so many numerous options. That is why medical examination, diagnostics and tests are so necessary.
How to appease rebellious intestines?
First of all, you need to adjust the power. If your stomach and intestines poorly accept the products listed above, then it is worth replacing them with well-digestible carbohydrates. Try instead of cabbage, beans, apples and onions to give preference to such products:
It is important to note that each responds differently to certain foods, so it would be advisable to have a diary where to write down which products are most suitable for you.
In addition to nutrition, to cope with the symptoms of flatulence, oddly enough, helps sports and breathing exercises. Sign up for yoga classes, start walking to the pool or just walk around the park every night.
If all of the above methods have not brought the desired effect, and the stomach is constantly puffy and the gases still go off, what to do then? Of serious drugs, it is very difficult to recommend something concrete without an established reason. However, you can try simple OTC tablets, for example:
- "Mezim" or "Festal";
- activated black or white coal;
- nutritional supplements and prebiotics.
Recall that taking other drugs, especially intended for the treatment of a particular disease, without a doctor's prescription is strictly prohibited.
Confusion in the form of a sudden release of gas can occur with each person, and in most cases there is nothing to worry about. In a normal healthy person, air must and will come out of the intestine. If a similar incident, in your opinion, occurs too often, first try to balance the food. And in case of serious complications, when the swelling is accompanied by spasms and pain, it is best to immediately consult a doctor. A simple and timely therapeutic treatment helps to quickly resolve the problem.