Get rid of stomach gas


  • 1 flatulence
  • 2 Get rid of stomach gas
    • 2.1 Lifestyle changes
    • 2.2 Physiotherapy
    • 2.3 Drug therapy
  • 3 causes of abdominal gas
  • 4 Diagnosis of abdominal gas
  • 5 References

Stomach gases

The gases digestive system a natural process of digestion components in the body, where they are disposed of these gases in two ways, one is the process of burping, and exit gases from the mouth, the other way is to launch the wind, and exit through the anus, [1] [2] In the normal case The wind is released approximately 13-21 times a day, and with certain causes gases may accumulate in the abdomen, which causes severe discomfort, and a person may experience stomach cramps, acute pain, feeling of malaise, as well as flatulence . [3]

Get rid of stomach gas

Lifestyle change

It is advisable to search for appropriate remedial solutions to get rid of the problem of accumulated gases in the abdomen if it causes a person to suffer from pain, and expose him to constant embarrassment .
  • Be sure to drink fluids half an hour before starting the meal, as this will help improve stomach digestion.
  • Avoid eating certain eating habits and habits that allow gases to enter the digestive system through the mouth , such as chewing gum, smoking, and drinking fluids with straw.
  • Be sure to eat slowly, as speeding up food allows large amounts of air to enter through the mouth.
  • Follow-up with the dentist in the event of applying dentures, with a view to making sure that they are suitable for the jaw
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol, and other alcoholic sugars found in a number of sugar-free products.
  • Avoid eating foods that cause gas to accumulate in the abdomen , including the following:
    • Whole grains, such as: bran.
    • Certain types of fruits, such as pears and apples.
    • Dairy products, such as: cheese, milk.
    • Certain types of vegetables, such as: onions, broccoli, and cabbage.
    • Soft drinks.
  • Keep a diary in which the types of foods eaten are recorded daily. This method can help identify foods that increase the amount of gases in the abdomen, and avoid them as possible. [5]
  • Eat five to six small meals a day, instead of eating three big meals. [5]
  • Be sure to exercise regularly. [5]
  • Eat foods that contain easily digestible carbohydrates , such as rice, potatoes, and bananas. [5]
  • Make sure to chew food well. [5]

natural therapy

There are a number of natural substances in addition to changing the lifestyle, which may contribute to getting rid of stomach gases, and some of them can be mentioned as follows: [3]
  • Eat herbal tea: it can reduce stomach gases and aid in digestion, including: ginger, anise, mint , and chamomile.
  • Take peppermint oil capsules: it may help get rid of flatulence, flatulence, and constipation , but it is worth noting that it is necessary to avoid taking these capsules with iron supplements, or to take them by people with anemia, as mint prevents the absorption of iron in the body.
  • Drink water and vinegar: Drink a cup of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added before a meal, to help flush the stomach gases and reduce bloating.
  • Eat clove oil after meals: it helps reduce gases in the intestine and increases digestive enzymes.
  • Chewing a teaspoon of fennel: It may help to get rid of gases, but you should pay attention to the need to avoid chewing fennel in the case of breastfeeding, or pregnancy.

Drug therapy

It is possible to get rid of stomach gases by resorting to some treatments that can be discharged without the need for a medical prescription. Below, some of them can be mentioned: [6]
  • Simethicone: (English: Simethicone), this medicine helps reduce stomach gases, by removing bubbles in the gas.
  • Alpha-galactosidase: (Alpha-galactosidase) Supplements that contain this substance help break down the carbohydrates in grains and other vegetables.
  • Active charcoal: (English: Activated charcoal) can contribute to the easing of gases, but it is possible to hinder the absorption of drugs in the digestive system.
  • Lactase products can help get rid of gas if the person has a problem with lactose intolerance . [7]
  • Probiotics: (English: Probiotics) helps to add beneficial bacteria to the gut, and get rid of harmful bacteria. [7]
  • Antacids: (Antacids), especially those containing simethicone. [7]

Causes of flatulence

The reason for the accumulation of large quantities of gases in the abdomen is due to the presence of several different causes, and some of them can be mentioned as follows: [8]
  • Intake of large amounts of air through the mouth, which occurs while chewing gum, sucking hard candy, drinking soft drinks, or smoking.
  • Eat foods that lead to large quantities of gases in the digestive system.
  • Infection with some problems and diseases, including:
    • Rapid emptying syndrome (English: Dumping syndrome).
    • Ovarian cancer .
    • Hyper bacterial growth in the small intestine ( in English: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease. [9]
    • Ulcers. [9]
    • Crohn's disease (English: Crohn's disease) [9]
    • Colon Cancer. [9]
    • IBS. [9]
    • Hernia (English: Hernia). [9]
    • Disease , wheat allergy . [10]
    • Lactose intolerance. [10]
    • Constipation. [10]
  • Take certain types of medication, some of which are the following: [10]
    • Antifungal drugs.
    • NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen.
    • Some types of laxatives.
    • Statins (English: Statins).

Diagnosis of flatulence

The doctor diagnoses the reasons behind the presence of large quantities of gas in the abdomen by following some procedures, and the following mentioned some of them: [11]
  • Taking a person's medical history: The patient is asked about his eating habits, health problems and symptoms he suffers, in addition to knowing the medications he is taking at the moment.
  • Physical examination of the patient: This includes the doctor's use of stethoscope in order to hear abdominal sounds, and it may also click on the abdomen to check for pain in the injured, and note flatulence.
  • Blood tests: Through blood tests, it is possible to confirm that the body has not been infected, and to rule out other health problems that cause excess gas in the abdomen. [5]