Bloating is an abdominal discomfort caused by certain conditions such as indigestion, anemia, cancer, various tumors, gastritis, chronic hepatitis, bile disorders, hiatal hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation. Another cause that can be easily observed is that of toxic blood, which means triglycerides, high cholesterol, fatty liver, stress, sedentary, obesity.
How to prevent bloating and flatulence
- Most importantly chew and enjoy the food slowly and completely. If you swallow too many times (small sips) and if you talk while you eat, it will produce aerophagia. Chew very well and remember: no talking at the table! You can do it afterwards!
- Do not drink fluids in excess while you eat;
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol, carbonated drinks, spicy seasonings, and chewing gum;
- Do not your food when it is too hot or too cold;
- The consumption of white bread, fruits and vegetables (most of all onion, beans, peas, garlic, lentil, celery) is to be avoided as they favor intestinal fermentation.
- Pay attention what you eat: write down the food combinations causing you discomfort, avoid them in the future.
- In the morning, before breakfast, it is recommended to drink a glass of warm water of about 200-300 ml.
- During the meal, eat foods cut into small pieces, chew calmly, don’t rush.
- Avoid acidic juices.
- If you feel tired before the meal, take a break and relax by freshening up your face and arms.
- Do not eat when you are angry, sad or stressed, always focus on eating.
- When bloating occurs, try eating more rice, fish, chicken, cheese.
How to relieve bloating fast
- Change your diet
When bloating is a common problem, change your diet to see if the symptoms are due to your diet. Complex carbohydrates from your diet, from bread or pasta, cause water retention, especially when consumed shortly before bedtime. Some vegetables and raw fruits can bloom you quickly: cabbage, cauliflower, onion, hot pepper, and all citrus fruits.
Roasted, very salty foods along with acidic beverages, whether sweet or alcoholic, contribute significantly to bloating, just like artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, an ingredient used by most brands of sugar-free chewing gum.
Conversely, foods rich in potassium usually contain a diuretic amino acid. Eat more bananas, melon, mango, spinach, tomatoes, nuts and asparagus.
- Close your mouth!
Chewing gum and straw drinking lead to excessive air ingestion that can cause or aggravate bloating. Smoking and talking during meals have the same unpleasant effect.
- Try a probiotic
Probiotic bacteria with beneficial effects on the body are found mostly in milk-based products. B. infantis is one of the most effective probiotics with a strong bloating effect.
- Prepare for premenstrual syndrome
If bloating occurs regularly, before or during the menstrual cycle, a calcium and magnesium supplement can relieve the symptoms of the problem. The daily requirement for calcium is 1.2000 mg and magnesium is 200-400 mg.
- Use sodium bicarbonate
Since bloating is often caused by excessive acidity, the best treatment can be a basis for neutralizing the two. Mix well one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a 250 ml glass of water and drink it to the bottom.
- Apply pressure on the abdomen
One of the most obvious and effective treatments is applying slight to medium pressure on the abdomen to speed up the removal of gas from the gastrointestinal tract. Start pressing your fingers over the right thigh, then lift them up under your ribs, move them along your abdomen and lower them to the left. This is the shape of your colon and you can sometimes remove the gas that balloons you.
Have you yet to try charcoal during bloating? If not, give it a chance , it usually remove the bloating quickly, provided that the instructions and the dosage on the pack are closely followed.
Bloating caused by constipation is often a sign of faulty digestion caused by lack of movement. With 15-20 minutes of walking per day, the food to be digested continues its way through the gastrointestinal tract at a normal pace without bloating causing delays.
Visit a doctor if:
– Bloating persists
– You are bloated and have stomach pains
– You are bloated and are experiencing vomiting
– You are bloated and you notice that you suddenly lose weight
– You are bloated and have diarrheal episodes
– You are bloated and have heartburn
– You are bloated and you notice blood in your stool
In these cases, this may be more serious and you will definitely need the doctor’s advice.