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How to cure bloating naturally at home

 How to cure bloating naturally at home

The majority of people who experience bloating don’t even realise they do because they think they are stuffed and feel uncomfortable for some time

Although it becomes a worry when it occurs regularly. 

It is essential to see your doctor when you feel certain things you do not initially experience.

What is bloating?

Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with air or gas.

It is usually caused by excess gas production or disturbances in the digestive system. It is a widespread problem and has lots of treatments.

Although bloating can also be caused by severe medical conditions, it is often caused by food and other beverages that one might be intolerant of.

It is often accompanied by pain, discomfort and even gives a feeling of tightness or stuffiness in the stomach. It can also make your stomach appear bigger.

Bloating can affect your productivity in social functions, ability to work and cause you to feel highly uncomfortable for long hours.

What causes bloating?

Gas and air are the most common causes of bloating, especially after eating. Everyone swallows air when eating or drinking (mostly gaseous drinks), but some consume more air than others. The delayed transportation of gas leaving the body through burping or flatulence is what causes bloating.

Also, medical conditions can give rise to bloating. Some of these are;

Heartburn

Irritable bowel syndrome

Functional gastrointestinal disorders

Weight gain

Food intolerance; for instance,  people that are lactose intolerant have reported being bloated after taking milk.

Eating disorders such as anorexia. 

H.pylori infections can lead to stomach ulcers. E.t.c.

These conditions can cause factors that contribute to gas and bloating.

Treatments to prevent and relieve bloating 

Most times, bloating can be controlled through minor adjustments in life habits like;

1. Losing weight if you’re overweight.

2. Avoid swallowing too much air by; not chewing gum, limiting carbonated drinks and drinking with straws.

3. Avoid eating foods that can cause gas, e.g., beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower e.t.c.

4. Also, Identify foods that cause you to bloat and eliminate them from your diet. For instance, some people who don’t usually eat fibre foods complain of bloating after regularly taking high-fibre foods.

5. Eat smaller portions of food if you feel bloated after overeating.

6. Reduce your intake of fatty foods as it can contribute to feeling overly full and cause discomfort in the stomach.

7. Try to eat more slowly, so you don’t swallow and accumulate gas.

8. Don’t lay down immediately after eating; try to walk or maintain an active position like sitting upright.

9. When incorporating high fibre food into your diet, do so gradually to allow the body time to adjust.

10. Avoid smoking as this can lead to gas build-up and bloating.

11. Peppermint tea and oil has been reported to work effectively for bloating and other digestive symptoms.

12. Taking digestive enzyme supplements can also help ease bloating.

13. Probiotics can also help relieve bloating by improving the bacterial environment in the gut, which reduces symptoms of gas and bloating.

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