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Bloating: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Bloating can be treated at home using simple home remedies such as: Fennel seeds are very effective for digestive problems like bloating due to their carminative, diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial properties. Fennel seeds help relieve bloating by relaxing muscle spasms in the digestive tract.

Peppermint contains menthol oil, which has an anti-spasmodic effect on the smooth muscle of the digestive tract. This helps relieve spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, bile duct and gallbladder. Ginger is a well-known herb that can be used to reduce gas and bloating. It contains several active ingredients, including the pungent compounds gingerols and shogaols that help reduce inflammation in the intestines and relax the intestinal muscles.

Chamomile tea is another effective option to get relief from bloating. This herbal tea has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties that can help soothe the stomach and help with heartburn as well. Caraway has anti-spasmodic effects as well as antimicrobial and carminative properties. Two chemicals present in caraway seeds, carvol and carvene, help soothe the smooth muscle tissues of the digestive tract and promote expulsion of gas to give you instant relief from stomach bloating.

Eating pumpkin is an excellent way to prevent unwanted flatulence as well as bloating. Pumpkin contains a good amount of vitamin A, potassium and fiber that help in digestion. Adding just one cup of pumpkin to your meals can help create a smooth digestive flow and reduce gas. You can steam, bake or broil it, or include it as an ingredient in your recipes.

A good source of fiber, bananas can help reduce bloating and gas associated with constipation. Also bananas contain potassium, a mineral that helps regulate fluid levels in your body and gives relief from bloating.

How is the treatment done?

Chewing on a few fennel seeds after eating a big meal helps or adding one teaspoon of fennel seeds to 1 cup of hot water. Cover and allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes and have this tea two or three times a day. You can chew on fresh peppermint leaves for relief.

Another option is to steep a peppermint tea bag in hot water for about 10 minutes and drink two to three cups of this tea a day. Place five to six thin slices of ginger in a cup and pour boiling water into the cup. Cover the cup and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Add a little honey and lemon juice to it and then drink it up to three times a day. Another option is to eat one teaspoon of fresh grated ginger before meals. You can also grate ginger root and sprinkle it on your food. Adults can opt to take 0.25 to 1 g of powdered ginger root daily.

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Pour it into a cup containing one chamomile tea bag. Cover and let it steep for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the tea bag and add some lemon juice or honey as desired. Sip the tea slowly. Have this tea two or three times a day between meals.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

It is advised to start the treatment as soon as discomfort is felt

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Once any one of the treatment seems to be working, it is advised to stop and take rest. Prolonged use of the advised remedies can cause serious side effects.

Are there any side effects?

Many medications, including antiretroviral medications and other medications used in the treatment of HIV, list diarrhea, gas and bloating among their possible side effects. Often these will be short-term side effects that will disappear after a few days or weeks of treatment.

How long does it take to recover?

The recovery time depends on the condition of the patient. It can go from a 15-20 minutes to over an hour in serious cases.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost can range from a few hundreds to under a thousand.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results are permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Home remedies are the easiest and best cost effective ways to treat bloating.

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