Bloated Stomach [Full Explanation]

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 What Causes Flatulence And How To Avoid It.

The cause of the annoying bloated stomach is the gases accumulating in the digestive system. How to break this balloon?

Burping depends on the posture of our body. When standing or sitting straight we make it easier to get out because the air is above the contents of the stomach. Lying down after a hearty dinner or late supper, the air slides in under what we ate and gets trapped. Then the only way (apart from being absorbed by the blood) is moving to the duodenum and further.

Bloated Stomach!?

It Does Not Have To Be Overweight.

why my stomach hurts?

If it hurts in the lower abdomen, near the navel or even lower, there are symptoms of disorders in the gut. Each of us swallows small amounts of air with every bite and while drinking. This phenomenon is called aerophagia and is associated with chewing gum, smoking and drinking carbonated drinks.

However, when we eat quickly and greedily we can swallow twice as much air, and instead of one and a half liters, even three. Somewhere it must fit in. We also swallow more air in states of tension and anxiety.

Most often this excess is removed when we discretely burp (don’t hold it in, it’s not healthy!).

Gases are also produced in the gut – mostly by bacteria living there. If our bacterial flora is normal, the risk of persistent bloating is lower, but when it is disturbed, the entire system stops functioning well. With prolonged ailments, doctors recommend using probiotic bacteria that will restore the balance in the gut.

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Lazy Bowel Syndrome.

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In addition to the normal bacterial flora, gut motility plays an important role in the formation and retention of gases. If we have “lazy” intestines, it’s harder to get rid of the problem. Some people don’t absorb completely carbohydrates in food. This also leads to the formation of gases.

The polysaccharides contained in fruits and vegetables can also increase the bloating. People usually know themselves, after what products their stomach swells, and they avoid such foods. It’s known that the common “stretchers” include: beans, peas, cabbage and cauliflower.

When you feel bad after eating almost every dish even after you start a special diet, then you have to check what is wrong with your intestines. And there are many diseases manifesting in a bloated stomach.

Price For Eating Processed Food.

It’s well known that processed food is unhealthy. But can we avoid it? And do we want to avoid it at all? Currently, the time is so important to everyone and healthy food is very expensive (and even has its own separate section in stores like it would be something bizarre). When it’s easier and faster to turn the microwave on for three minutes than to “wasting” precious time to prepare a healthy meal. This is the price that we have to pay for living in the present times, in which only the profit counts at the all cost…unfortunately at the price of our health.

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It’s widely believed that excessive gas causes abdominal pain and bloating in the stomach. However, research has shown that in fact, gas production is not clearly associated with ailments. Feeling uncomfortable is often an individual matter.

Some people, despite a large number of gases in the intestines, feel nothing. Others would grimace at the smallest amounts. It’s therefore likely that many symptoms are wrongly attributed to the presence of too much gas in the intestine.

The cause of this disease is multifactorial. Most often it is suggested that this is the price we pay for eating more and more processed food, as well as for the stress and rush in which we live (and eat).

Bloated Stomach. How to help yourself?

– Eat slower and longer,

– Chew food for longer,

– Don’t talk during a meal,

– Don’t chew gum and smoke cigarettes (they increase salivation, which causes more air to be sucked in),

– Put away carbonated drinks,

– Add bran to the diet to speed up the passage of food through the intestines (but in some people it may intensify the discomfort),

– Avoid oily foods (fat is a strong stimulus causing intestinal cramps),

– Move more. Physical activity makes it easier to get rid of gases, also speeds up the metabolism and improves the functioning of the digestive system,

– Sometimes use activated carbon,

– Drink herbal teas, for example from cumin, fennel, and mint.

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Thanks, Bartosz.


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