Treatment for Stomach Gas

By Patricia | May 11, 2010

I have excessive gas after having my meal, it is very noisy and I don’t have any stomach pain, what can I do?

What Causes Stomach Gas

Gas is a common problem faced by many people. Although this problem is not life threatening it can cause a lot of social and psychological problems as is creates a lot of embarrassment for both, the person suffering from the problem as well as people around. This causes a bloating sensation which is most noticeable after you eat or drink something. Some of the other symptoms are an uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen along with pain, frequent burping and a foul odor when gas passes through the rectal canal. When the carbohydrates that are present in the foods we eat are not broken down properly it causes gas in the gastro intestinal tract. Some people also suffer from gas as they are lactose intolerant and their diet lacks fiber. This gas could also accumulate due to poor eating habits; if you don’t have your meals at the right time and there are a lot of gaps between your meals. If you do not chew you food properly and eat too fast it also results in the accumulation of gas as you tend to swallow a lot of air when you eat fast. You also need to watch the food you eat as some foods cause a lot of gas.

Home Remedies

If you notice that any of these reasons are responsible then you should take the appropriate action immediately. Some of the remedies that could help are:

  • Chew your food well and avoid eating too fast as it causes gas.
  • Mix a little asafetida, salt and a teaspoon of ginger powder in a glass of tepid water and drink it.
  • After your meals always chew a few pieces of ginger that have been soaked in lemon juice.
  • Peppermint is highly recommended as it helps eliminate the uneasiness cause by gas. You can also add this to your herbal tea.
  • Avoid drinking water while you are eating or even immediately after your meal as it would dilute the digestive juices thus interfering with the process of digestion.
  • Avoid any carbonated beverages such as beer, champagne or any aerated drinks with fizz.
  • Food such as cabbage, cauliflower and beans cause gas so avoid or minimize these in your diet.
  • If you experience gas pain then you can massage some fennel oil to ease the pain.
  • Yoga is also very helpful in controlling and relieving gas problems. The Paranayam asana in particular helps treat this problem.
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