What is bloating?
Still called Flatulence, bloating may be defined as accumulated and unreleased intestinal gas. Quite often, these gasses concentrate in the stomach, which causes a rather unusual swelling. They are usually caused by the ingestion of foods rich in nitrogen such as cabbage, beans or starchy foods. Constipation is also one of the leading causes of bloating. Here we propose to learn more about the bloating, their manifestations, as well as some practical and commonly used remedies.
How do you know if you have to bloat?
Initially, it should be noted that the bloated / belly swollen can be seen before or after the meal. In the case of bloating after meals, the person usually feels a swelling in the abdomen. This (often troublesome) sensation usually occurs three hours after eating food. A few hours after feeling this bloating (about two hours) comes the actual manifestation of the bloating that is the intestinal gas. This gas is noisy and has a nauseating odor similar to that of a rotten egg. This form is the most common.
Bloating may also occur well before meals. When chewing gum before meals for example. In this case, you always have the belly swollen, but the intestinal gasses can take as well through the top orifice as through the bottom hole. In clear terms, gasses can be released through the mouth or anus. Although they do not cause severe complications, bloating is not to be overlooked. When these occur repeatedly, they can be confused with an airgastria (bloating of the colon) or a hair color (bloating of the small intestine). In the majority of patients, the latter two are accompanied by pain. However, regardless of the manifestation of bloating, there are different ways to avoid or soothe them.
Some remedies to soothe bloating
If you suffer from complex bloating or bloating after meals in general, several treatments are available. There are, in the first place, drugs acting as a digestive dressing. These are provided with anti-mouse elements preventing the formation of gas in the stomach or intestine. Also available in pharmacies are various medicines made from clay, dimethicone or siméticone.
Apart from these tablets, natural remedies and as effective as the tablets are fairly widespread. At the head of these is coal. Indeed, taking charcoal plant favors the absorption of intestinal gas and thus relieves you of your ailments. The other natural solution is to resort to herbal medicine. Green anise, fennel, cumin, star anise still called badian, dill, rosemary, absinthe tea are all plants that can help you in the case of bloating.
It is also advisable to avoid eating too quickly and to respect the correct food hygiene to reduce the risk of bloating / belly swelling. This includes, among other things, taking three balanced meals a day, limiting the consumption of soft drinks and certain foods that are difficult to assimilate.
Effective Constipation Remedy
Constipation is a highly common disorder characterized by poor bowel movements. It is, therefore, a problem with the circulation and evacuation of waste that accumulates in the colon. Although each is different, it is considered that human beings who have a smooth intestinal transit go to the toilet on average at least once a day. This is called constipation when an individual evaluates them less than three times a week. However, depending on the regular intestinal transit of each, the definition of constipation varies. Indeed, if a person is accustomed to evacuating his stool twice a day and suddenly fails to go to stool only three times a week,
One of the most common consequences of this inadequate evacuation of intestinal waste is the appearance of bloating in the digestive system. If a patient presents with bloating, it is more than likely that he also presents or has experienced symptoms of constipation. The constipated intestine provides an ideal environment for the bacteria that develop there to generate gas which in turn causes bloating. Conversely, people with bloating are very often also constipated.
Causes of bloating and constipation
The most common causes of constipation and therefore intestinal bloating are related to diet and lifestyle. Not eating fiber, not drinking enough, being subjected to many sources of stress, being pregnant, not playing sports, using drugs, being old, the irritable bowel syndrome or suffering from cancer of the colon and are some of the risk factors of constipation and bloating.
The different solutions
Given the causal link between constipation and bloating, the recommended treatments are logically similar. The most common and simplest constipation remedy is to drink abundantly. Hydrating helps to soften the stools which promote their evacuation.
Another constipation remedy is to cure its diet. It is strongly advised to eat healthily, that is to avoid as much as possible fatty and fresh products as well as drinks such as coffee or tea. On the contrary, foods rich in fiber must be favored. It is also recommended to eat several times a day in small quantities.
Regular sports practice is also an excellent constipation remedy.
To cure the intestinal disorders thus begins by caring for his lifestyle. If this type of treatment does not work, medication solutions should be used. However, it should be known that there are many natural products that are very effective and that are not harmful, unlike some drugs used in allopathic medicine.