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Stomach Gas : Symptoms, Cause And Treatment – According To Ayurveda

INTRODUCTION:

Ajirna is a state of incomplete process of digestion of ingested food. The main reason for indigestion is the due to the improper functions of Agni.

Gas Troubles are very common. Especially, when you take diet rich in spices. The gases which got trapped in the abdomen can cause real trouble. 

Indigestion, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, headache,uneasiness, and vomiting; these are some troubles caused by trapped gases. 

Indigestion itself means it is already associated with number of gastro-intestinal complaints, may be like gas (belching or flatulence) and upset stomach. Ageing is also a reason for several changes in the gastro-intestinal system and older adults frequently present with gastro-intestinal problems.

Flatulence is a major embarrassment!

Ayurveda has a simple and very natural solutions to get rid of flatulence without social embarrassment or side effects. 

WHAT IS GAS??

Gas is air in the digestive tract. Gas leaves the body when people burp through the mouth and also when they pass gas through the anus.

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS???

The most common symptoms of gas are:

  • Amajirna: Amajirna is characterised by heaviness of the abdomen or of the whole body, nausea, swelling of the cheeks and eyes, belching and similar to those occurring soon after meals signify occurrence of Amajirna.
  • Vidagdhajirna: Vidagdhajirna is characterised by giddiness, thirst, fainting, sour and hot belching, excessive perspiration and burning sensation inside the body.
  • Vishtabdhajirna: Vishtabdhajirna is characterised by pricking pain in the abdomenlong stasis, tympanitis, and non-movement of flatusobstruction of stooldelusion and general malaise [17].
  • Rasheshajirna: Rasheshajirna is characterised by aversion to food, pure belching and heaviness.
  • Burping: Burping once in awhile, especially during and after meals, is normal. If you burp very often, you may be swallowing too much air. Some people with digestive problems swallow air on purpose and burp because they believe it will help them feel better.
  • Passing gas:Passing gas around 13 to 21 times a day is normal. If you think you pass gas more often than that, you may have trouble digesting certain carbohydrates.
  • Bloating:Bloating is a feeling of fullness and swelling in the abdomen, the area between the chest and hips. Disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can affect how gas moves through the intestines. If gas moves through your intestines too slowly, you may feel bloated.
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort: People may feel abdominal pain or discomfort when gas does not move through the intestines normally. People with IBS may be more sensitive to gas in the intestines.
  • Burning feeling in stomach
  • Loss of appetite

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES??

  • Gas in the digestive tract is usually caused by swallowing air and the breakdown of certain foods in the large intestine.
  • You typically swallow a small amount of air when you eat and drink. You swallow more air when you
  1. eat or drink too fast
  2. smoke
  3. chew gum
  4. suck on hard candy
  5. drink carbonated or “fizzy” drinks
  6. wear loose-fitting dentures
  • Some of the air you swallow leaves the stomach through the mouth when you burp. Some swallowed air is absorbed in the small intestine. Some air moves through the small intestine to the large intestine and is passed through the anus.
  • The stomach and small intestine do not fully digest all of the food you eat. Undigested carbohydrates-sugars, starches, and fiber found in many foods-pass through to the large intestine. Bacteria in the large intestine break down undigested carbohydrates and release gas. This gas is passed through the anus.
  • Normally, few bacteria live in the small intestine. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increase in the number of bacteria or a change in the type of bacteria in the small intestine. These bacteria can produce excess gas and may also cause diarrhoea and weight loss. SIBO is usually related to diseases or disorders that damage the digestive system or affect how it works, such as Crohn’s disease or diabetes.

WHICH FOOD CAUSE GAS??

  • Most foods that contain carbohydrates can cause gas. Foods that cause gas for one person may not cause gas for someone else.
  • Some foods that contain carbohydrates and may cause gas are:
  • Beans
  • vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, and asparagus
  • fruits such as pears, apples, and peaches
  • whole grains such as whole wheat and bran
  • sodas; fruit drinks, especially apple juice and pear juice; and other drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener made from corn
  • milk and milk products such as cheese, ice cream, and yogurt
  • packaged foods-such as bread, cereal, and salad dressing that contain small amounts of lactose, the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk
  • sugar-free candies and gums that contain sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol

TREATMENT

Ayurvedic Tips to Avoid Gas troubles

  • Mindful eating

What you eat is important but how you eat is more important. Mindful eating helps in better digestion. Switching off your T.V and putting your mobile down may help. Eat-in a peaceful and graceful ambience. Chew each morsel before you swallow.

  • No water, please!

Don’t drink water while eating your food. If you want to drink water during meals then 30 minutes before your meal is the best time. It helps to curb your appetite resulting in smaller portions of food. Thus, this tip is helpful for weight loss as well!

  • Sit and Eat

The new era and in this new modern world take-away and buffets has made people to eat anywhere anyhow! But eating in a standing or walking position means you are finishing the meal in a hasty manner without proper chewing of food. So, make sure you eat peacefully and slowly while sitting in a chair or floor.

  • Check what you eat

Avoid soda and carbonated beverages. Saying no to straws is good for all as you swallow a lot of air in every gulp. Limit your spicy food intake. Always sticking for a healthy and balanced diet that includes fruits and vegan food.Chewing gum is also one of cause for bloating and gas so better avoid eating. Omam water is great for digestion.

  • Take it out with Work out

Do exercise daily. Always Take a short walk after the meal or doing squats before your meal and also help. Make sure that you are moving your body and not sitting in single position for long period of time.

  • Take probiotics

Probiotics helps in maintaining the beneficial bacteria of your gut.

  • Deep breathing

Anxiety and stress are also a cause of gas troubles. Deep breathing techniques will help in keeping anxiety and stress under control.

  • Fennel seeds to stop your farting problems

Fennel seeds are old traditional solution to get rid of trapped gases. It is a popular remedy in use world-wide to keep the stomach happy.

 

  • Quit smoking

Smoking lets air enter your stomach. This in turn leads to trapping of gas your tummy that causes a lot of trouble. Smoking also interrupts your digestive system. Hence, it is best part of the life to put that cigarette down for our own good!

Ayurvedic formulas for flatulence

Aloevera juice is one of the best solution to get rid or to calm your gases.

Another natural solution is papaya. This magical fruit aids the digestion of dietary proteins. It prevents the formation of excessive gas in the stomach.

  • Carmino Capsule is an ayurvedic medicine for fast relief from abdominal gas. It is an excellent carminative, anti-flatulence and anti-spasmodic medicine. Carmino Capsule is useful in abdominal colic pain. 
  • Jeera Goli is a great digestive, mouth freshener and appetizer.  It is a 100 % natural combination to fight gases and intestinal trouble.
  • Pudinhara Pearls is an ayurvedic medicine for indigestion, bloating, and acidity. PudinHara is an Ayurvedic medication consisting of naturally occurring herbs with carminative properties. It gives quick relief from colicky pain, indigestion, stomach ache and gastric discomfort.
  • Taking alphagalactosidase (Beano) when you eat beans, vegetables, and whole grains can reduce gas
  • Simethicone (Gas-X, Mylanta Gas) can relieve bloating and abdominal pain or discomfort caused by gas
  • If you are lactose intolerant, lactase tablets or liquid drops can help you digest milk and milk products. You can also find lactose-free and lactose-reduced milk and milk products at the grocery store.Your health care provider may prescribe medicine to help relieve gas, especially if you have SIBO or IBS.

Conclusion:

Everyone deals with gas from time to time. And in most cases, belching, passing gas, and bloating are just a minor problems and don’t interrupt life.If you are feeling that you have more gas than normal, or if you experience severe gas pains, see your doctor to rule out a more serious condition.

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