Gas and gas pain are normal. It is really embarrassing if by chance, you pass gas with a stinking smell before someone. You might be wondering about its solution. You can easily avoid it. Know more about it-causes, symptoms and prevention and best home remedies in the following article.
Gas and gas pain are often caused by air you swallow when you eat or drink fast and breakdown of some indigested food by harmless bacteria. It is also made by the food you're digesting. High fiber foods such as beans, vegetables, fruits and grains can create a lot of gas. So can dairy foods for some people.
Most adults pass gas from 8 to 20 times a day. Gas of the stomach consists primarily of odorless vapors-carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes methane. The unpleasant smell of flatulence (anus) comes from bacteria releases small amounts of gas that contains sulphur.
Causes of Gas Web MD offers detailed information about gas and bloating. The causes and symptoms of excessive gas sometimes go unnoticed. Common causes include:
- Air in the stomach and digestive tract
- Breakdown of food by bacteria in large intestines The causes may seem relatively simple but they can have serious effects on the body. Gas pain can be extremely uncomfortable and it can be difficult to treat if the symptoms go unrecognized.
Prevention from Gas Let us have a look at some of the ways in which stomach gas can be prevented – 1. Eat Slowly: Eating fast can interfere with proper digestion of food. 2. Walk: Walk for a minimum of 500 mtrs after meals. 3. Reduce Fatty Foods: Digestion is slow if you take lot of fatty foods. 4. Avoid Food: With trial and error method you can find which foods affects you most. Avoid them. 5. Reduce Smoking: While inhaling smoke you can swallow air too hence avoid it for quick relief. 6. Straw: Avoid straw while drinking. You might swallow air while using straw for drinking liquids.
Home Remedy to get rid off pain You can treat your abdomen pain by the following: 1. For immediate relief, chew betel leaves with a few rock salt crystals. 2. Take 1 tsp of a mixture of carom seeds (ajwain), a pinch of black salt & a few drops of fresh lemon juice with luke warm water. 3. If you have any symptoms of worms or parasites, get your stool examined. 4. Stomach ache due to dehydration or indigestion: Drink 3-4 times half a cup of water with a few drops of Pudin Hara added. 5. For upset stomach: Take 1 teaspoon coriander or caraway seeds with 1 cup hot water. 6. For upset stomach: Take 1 teaspoon medicinal charcoal with 1 cup hot water. 7. Abdomen pain due to gas: Mix some of Asafetida (Hing) with little water to make a paste of it. Lie down and fill up your belly button. Remain in that position for 15-20 minutes and you will release some gas, giving you some relief. 8. Abdomen pain due to gas: Lie down and cover your belly button with the palm of your hand. After some time, you will release some gas, giving you some relief.
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