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Home Remedies For Stomach Gas: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Stomach gas is a miserable condition for any person. Foods high in carb and sugar content or sugary juices cause stomach gas. It can lead to stomach cramps, bloating and heaviness. The medical term for stomach gas is ‘flatulence’ which is a condition where the digestive tract of our body collects excess gas. If these gasses are not released, and they accumulate in excess, it causes discomfort. Intake of medicines is not always a wise decision, especially when you are prone to such a condition of a gassy stomach. In such a case, home remedies work wonders. You can get relief from gas with the ingredients present right in your home. Cumin is a spice found in every kitchen. Boil a tablespoon of cumin seeds in hot water for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture after cooling and drink the water after having a meal. Another home remedy comes with an Ayurvedic touch. One teaspoon of lime juice combined with freshly grated ginger after every meal will give relief from bloating and heaviness. Ginger flavored tea is also helpful in such situations. A glass of warm lemon water every morning will prevent the gas formation in the stomach. And the best part is, all of these remedies can be incorporated into the daily routine to achieve complete relief. Flatulence is not a disease but a normal condition that most people suffer. Follow the home remedies to obtain relief from gas.

Are there any side effects?

With effective home remedies for stomach gas, you will get relief from it without any uneasy side effects. That is why home remedies are always better and a preferred choice of treatment. But then refrain from those ingredients to which you might be allergic to or those that you sense is not working for you, as every person reacts differently to any remedy. For example, ginger though an excellent remedy for flatulence, can cause heartburn or even diarrhoea in some. Same can be said for lemon which could cause stomach upset. Similarly, consuming cumin for stomach gas could have severe consequence for a person with diabetes as it can drastically reduce blood sugar levels. The best course of action is to try and find out what works for you and stick to it. There is no harm in trying one after the other as these are regular foodstuffs and would not cause severe issues while carrying out your trial and error process unless you are specifically allergic to any of the ingredients or suffering from any chronic condition.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

A balanced diet along with home remedies will give relief from gas or bloating and heaviness. Avoid aerated drinks as they take up a lot of empty spaces in the stomach causing gas to form. Foods like beans, dairy products, and artificial sweeteners cause gas as well. It is important to chew the food properly so that it does not block the digestive tract. Carbohydrates may not be digested leaving behind a feeling of bloating. If your body is unable to digest these carbohydrates, then it is better to substitute unprocessed carbohydrates in the form of pills or liquid supplements. Regular physical activity and a good night’s rest will help prevent gas. Vegetables such as cabbages, sprouts, turnips are gas-producing elements: avoid them. Drink lots of water throughout the day, and avoid heavy meals at night, and do not lie down immediately after eating. The guidelines for diet and exercise if followed will save you the suffering.

How long does it take to recover?

It does not take too long to recover from stomach gas. If the issue is unattended, then serious problems may arise. Temporary relief can be observed from using the home remedies, but if it continues, then it is better to consult a doctor with immediately. Relief from stomach gas can be obtained overnight or a maximum of 2 days. There is no assurance that it would not recur again. If a proper diet is not followed and you fail to follow the guidelines, gas problems will arise once again. The best way to get rid of gas and to prevent it is to use not only one remedy but combine two to three solutions to enjoy early relief from the condition. Stay away from food that is known to cause the condition like wheat and milk products or fibre enriched food and meat.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

The results of home remedies for a gassy stomach can be permanent if it is followed correctly and daily along with the post-treatment guidelines. Exercise, early to bed and early to rise techniques is to be followed. Today’s lifestyle has become so frivolous and fast-paced that adhering to a proper routine life is not possible. With stressful office hours and student life, it is not feasible for many to eat on time and thus falls a huge gap between meals which affects the adversely. In case, the problem with gas does not recover after trying out the home remedies, and it keeps recurring frequently, you must consult a physician. This is because there may be any underlying condition which could have triggered flatulence and need treatment.

Is there any training or experts required?

Home remedies are treatments that are into vogue since as long as we can think. In the older days, our grandmothers used to refer these treatments, and with time it was noted and followed through generations. Gas problems can be treated by specialized physicians known as the gastroenterologist. Dieticians can also be of great help in identifying food that is capable of producing gas in the digestive system. They can also prepare a proper diet chart for you to follow. Seeking expert advice will provide you with a base to act upon. But to counter this common problem, understanding your body and doing a research to find the right remedy that would suit you is the simplest way of going about it.

Effectiveness: Very High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 0 -20 Training Requirement: No

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Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

The build-up of gases in the stomach can be uncomfortable and very embarrassing when it leads to flatulence. Flatulence can be defined as the release of intestinal gas from the anus. This may or may not be accompanied by sound and odour. Both men and women can be affected by flatulence at any age.

Some of the causes of flatulence include:
• Swallowing excessive amounts of air while eating
• Indigestion
Lactose intolerance

Food that is difficult to digest often triggers the formation of gas such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane and sulphur in the digestive system as a result of the microbial breakdown of this food. Sulphur is largely responsible for the odor that accompanies the release of these gases. Beans, chickpeas, cauliflower and cabbage are some such foods that can trigger flatulence.
Flatulence on its own is not a serious condition and usually resolves itself without medication. However if it triggers severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, persistent constipation, blood in the stools, nausea and pain in the right side of the abdomen, medical care should be immediately sought.

If flatulence is a problem you suffer from often, take a look at your diet and modify your eating habits. Keep a food diary to determine what food triggers this condition and avoid it. If you are lactose intolerant switch your dairy products for soya substitutes and avoid dairy. Anti-gas compounds that are available over the counter can also provide relief. Chew your food slowly, thoroughly and ensure that your mouth is closed while chewing to prevent swallowing air. For this reason, also avoid chewing gums and fizzy drinks. If you must eat beans, soak them overnight before cooking.

Flatulence can be easily treated with home remedies. Following home remedies can be used
1. Ginger: Ginger aids the digestion process, eases bloating and reduces gas. It also helps stool pass smoothly and helps keep the intestines clear. This does not give stomach gases a chance to build up. Ginger can be consumed in the form of capsules or a tea made by steeping ginger in hot water for a few minutes.
2. Papaya: Along with being rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, papaya contains an enzyme known as papain that helps digest proteins and reduce gas. To benefit from papain, you could eat the papaya fruit or drink a tea made with papaya leaves. Papaya enzymes are also available as supplements. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Popular Questions & Answers

How to get rid of burping. Give home remedies solution and also some medicine for it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Eat and drink slowly to avoid swallowing excess air. Avoid talking when you chew. Avoid sucking on hard candy.Cut down on carbonated drinks and beer. Don't use straws. Stop smoking. If you wear dentures, get them checked to make sure they are well fitting.
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Doctor when I fall on bed for sleeping. I feel like a heaviness or numbness in my right rib below portion. N then I feel some type of gas is forming. After that I get regular pops I don't know why. Bt gas form every 1 min. What is the reason for that. N how can I naturally treat that?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.

I have friend who is 26 years old. He is most annoying person because of his farting habits. Means he can fart 10 times in one hour. Suggest some home remedies of any medical treatment for him.

DIABETES EDUCATOR, PGDND, RMP -ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL TRANSCRITPTINIST, M.SC, Msc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Plz take zeera and saunf and dhaniya decoction daily 3 times and tab omez 20 mg after food. Avoid oily stuffs please clean your stomach by takind hamdard qurs mulayam 2 tablets bedtime.

Why my stomach is very tight and motion is not free daily? What is the reason and tell me natural solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Fennel seeds can give you relief from other indigestion symptoms like gas and bloating, too. •Add one teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds to a cup of hot water and let it steep for eight to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, allow it to cool and strain it. Add a little honey and drink it slowly. Also take Colocynth 30 - one dose for pain when required. Also avoid junk foods. Take balance diet and on time daily.
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Table of Content

What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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