Stomach gas, it can be one of the most embarrassing, and funny, things many of us deal with, it can also be very painful. Gas can cause burping, bloating, flatulence and pain. If you want to know how to relieve gas on the stomach you’ll be happy to hear that there are some simple things you can do.
Many people simply swallow a lot of air. They can be heavy breathers or they might take in air when they chew gum or food.
Pay attention to your habits and how much air you take in when you eat, drink, or even chew gum. Awareness of these habits is the first step to changing habits and reducing the amount of gas you have. Try to be more careful about the air you take in during your daily activities.
Keep things moving by getting adequate amounts of fiber in your daily diet. If you get constipated take a laxative containing simethicone that can help break up gas bubbles.
But remember that when you first add more fiber to your diet you’ll likely see an increase in the amount of gas you get so add it to your diet slowly to allow your digestive system to get used to it.
Chewing your food well will take some of the work off of your stomach and help decrease the amount of gas you get. When your stomach works overtime to digest your food that can sometimes cause gas.
And we all know that diet can play a role in getting stomach gas. We all know that beans can create gas, they even have their own cute little song, but there are many other types of foods that can cause gas.
Sometimes our desire to eat healthier and avoid gas can be mutually exclusive concepts since many of the foods that are best for us to eat: broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts cause gas so if you are trying to introduce these foods into your diet, do so slowly. And try to avoid spicy foods whenever possible.
Avoid eating too much refined starches, sugar, or wheat flour since they can produce excess gas. Instead eat barley broth, brown rice, and pineapple.
Remember too, that it’s not just what types of foods you eat it’s also how much you eat. Many households get quite musical right after a big holiday meal. Eat smaller servings and eat more slowly.
And of course everyone is different, find out what triggers gas in you, and once you isolate those foods you can be sure to avoid them, or at least avoid them if you’re going to be leaving your house right after the meal.
Learning how to relieve gas on the stomach is not difficult. Some simple lifestyle changes, such as the types of foods you eat, the amount of food you eat at a time, how fast you eat your food, and even what time of day you eat, can be all it takes, to eliminate, or diminish, painful and embarrassing gas.