Natural remedies for bloating

Bloating or passing gas is one of those ailments most women are shy and embarrassed to tell the doctor about.

Bloating or passing gas is one of those ailments most women are shy and embarrassed to tell the doctor about.

It therefore makes it hard for them to get medical treatment since they find it almost impossible to tell the health care provider that they have gas pains.

If you are the kind, there are a few home remedies that may come in handy and help you deal with the gas pains in your tummy.

Bloating is commonly caused by swallowed air or the breakdown of food through digestion according to Mayo Clinic.

Gas pains cause abdominal pain and a lot of discomfort and may even interfere with one’s daily work. Below are some of the causes of bloating and gas pains.

Causes

According to Mayo Clinic, eating fatty foods delays stomach emptying and can increase the sensation of fullness.

It can also be caused by a gastrointestinal infection, blockage or disease. The condition is characterised by abdominal pain or cramping and changes in bowel function.

Gas-producing foods may also lead to bloating. These include most of the carbohydrates. Beans, especially the baked ones, cabbage, carbonated drinks, broccoli and chewing gum are some of the foods that could lead to gas pain and bloating.

Eating too much food, talking while eating and smoking are some of the other causes of gas pains.

Do it yourself therapy
Ginger

You can add ginger to your tea or chew its root as well when not added in tea. You can as well add ginger to your food and this will help reduce the gas according to Agatha Mutamba, a Health Care provider at the Rwanda Military Hospital.

Garlic

Agatha also recommends fresh garlic, adding that it helps stimulate digestion. Garlic can be crushed and added to one’s food especially in sauce or stew. It can also be swallowed and this will help deal with the gas.

Green tea

Green tea is also said to be helpful in dealing with bloating along with sipping on warm or hot water.

However, don’t be embarrassed to address such issues to medics because health workers are professional and can’t laugh at anyone or find it funny that someone has gas pains.

It’s always good to seek medical advice especially if symptoms persist and if the natural remedies cease to help.

 

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