Excessive Stomach Gas Treatment: How to Relieve Bloating and Flatulence

Extreme Gas In Stomach:

There are two types of gas accumulation in the body: lower and upper gastrointestinal gas accumulation:

  • When we talk about gas accumulation in the lower gastrointestinal tract, the condition is referred to as flatulence.
  • When it is in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the condition is referred to as belching.

Causes of Excessive Gas:

There are certain foods that would cause the accumulation of gas in our body. This is brought about by the foods’ gaseous components and properties. The most common of these foods that causes this are the root crops.

When gas accumulates in the lower gastrointestinal tract, they remain clumped up in the intestines.

Hence, when there is an urge to fart, it would result to passage of air. With belching, it requires coordination with muscles in the diaphragm as it clumps up the air from the stomach and out.

Prevent Excess Gas:

The following are methods you can do to treat excess gas and alleviate the discomfort of gas accumulation as well as prevent its occurrence:

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise helps the system avoid the build-up of extra gas. Exercising regularly also helps expel these unnecessary gases with ease.
  • Hot compress in the abdominal area would also help relieve the pain and facilitate the expulsion of flatulence.
  • Drinking of warm water helps as well.
  • Avoid eating foods that can cause gas accumulation.
  • Avoid drinking carbonated drinks as this also triggers accumulation of gas.
  • Find a position that helps compress the abdominal area. This will help facilitate the release of gas.

Is It Something You Should Be Worried About?

There is no need to get worried though when this happens. It is part of the natural physiology and nature of an individual to experience this. The main concern here so far is the embarrassment to pass this gas in public. If this condition is persistent however, it would be a sign that there might be something wrong with your gastrointestinal tract, and one should seek immediate professional help.

What Are the Things You Need to Do and to Eat to Avoid This?

  • Eating healthy and nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables would be ideal to prevent excessive stomach gas.
  • Avoid eating too much root crops.
  • When chewing food, try keep your mouth closed at all times.
  • Chew your food very well and slowly.

7 Comments

  1. d said:

    I have gas always in my upper intestine. Does not disturb my sleep and feeding but there is so much anxiety. Affects my sight. Noisy, body weakness etc. What treatment do you suggest for gas or flatulence?

    October 28, 2010
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  2. MP said:

    I do not know whether I am suffering from stomach gas, infection or intestinal gas/infection. I am suffering from sort of pain or cramps in the lower abdomen (lower region of the stomach). I drink about 4 glasses of water before brushing the teeth. Once the lower stomach/abdomen starts having cramps/pain, I tend to bend for ward and relax myself. This condition will persist for 1/2 to 1 hr. along side I will be having belching and sometimes passing of gas. Sometimes I will have the urge to pass stools second time. Meanwhile I take cool lassi grated with yellakki banana to reduce the suspected heat in the stomach. Now also I have belching and sometimes the gas seems to radiate upwards behind the back on both sides and reaches the shoulder and goes to the head. This I am suffering for the past six months. Please suggest a remedy. I have taken homeopathy but only temporary. I am not diabetic and my BP is normal. I am 52 years of age.

    February 9, 2011
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  3. MW said:

    I do not know whether I am suffering from stomach gas or abdominal infection. I get cramps in lower abdomen which feels better when I bend forwards. The problem persists for half to one hour. During this period I have belching sensation and passing of gas. On some occasions there is an urge to pass stools. In the morning before brushing my teeth I drink 4 glasses of water. I also drink butter milk and eat banana as a measure to reduce stomach heat, if any. Nowadays, the gas radiates upwards behind my back and reaches the shoulders. It goes to my head. This is happening since 6 months. My age is 52 years and my blood pressure and blood sugar is normal. Homeopathy medicine has given temporary relief, but again the problem has begun. What should I do?

    June 4, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Considering your age, you should get examined for normal health checkup which may include all primary tests such as ECG, stress test, normal blood routine count, stool tests, urine tests etc. The first consideration can be that of some gastric problem. But sometimes at this age, angina pain can also mimic such symptoms. To rule out any untoward problem, consult your doctor and get examined for the tests suggested.

      June 5, 2012
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  4. SK said:

    My age is 36 years and since 8 years I am experiencing gas in my stomach. The problem started gradually but tends to persist as the time goes on. Whenever it occurs I feel difficulty in breathing and it is relieved by belching or bending forward. There is no history of abdominal pain. I am not taking any medicines or any other therapy. What should I do?

    January 31, 2014
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    • PUP said:

      Gas in stomach is always makes the patient always feel uncomfortable. If the condition is long standing, then you have to evaluate the underlying cause. You may have to change your lifestyle and dietary pattern. Avoid foods that are known to produce more gas. Cabbage, beans, pulses are few foods that may produce gas. Even dairy foods are known to produce it. Eat less quantity of these foods. Drink enough water, especially warm. Exercise regularly, even a 30 minute walk is sufficient to increase peristalsis and reduce production of gas. If you are smoking, stop it as it is one of the causes for excess gas. Eat fresh and warm food. Include curd and yogurt in your diet. Also you have to rule out any cardiac cause, as sometimes the symptoms may be non specific and appear similar to gas in abdomen. Talk to your doctor.

      February 1, 2014
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  5. Tabitha said:

    I am 28 years old and I am type diabetic. I am bloated and cannot pass gases and I don’t really burp either. I feel flutters in my lower abdominal sort of life fetal kick (I am not pregnant by the way) but it looks as if I am expecting sometimes. I can’t eat or drink anything because after that I bloat. It is very uncomfortable.

    February 18, 2018
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