Gas comes from 2 chief sources: air that you have swallowed and the breakdown and decomposition of undigested food particularly, sugar, starches, and fiber in your stomach. The body expels gas by burping and ‘breaking wind’.
Bloating occurs when there is too much gas in the stomach and intestines. Experts say that feeling bloated is usually due to IBS or irritable bowel syndrome which makes one more sensitive to the presence of gas in the stomach.
Sometimes, you could be having a bowel obstruction or a tumor mass, and depending up on the intensity of blockage, solids, liquids, and even gas may be prevented from passing.
When the bowel gets blocked and air is trapped, bloating occurs. Air gets trapped in a limited space and presses on to the walls of the stomach and colon. Consequently, there will be an obvious reduction in the number of times you pass gas as well as a crampy sensation. When the blockage clears; all backlogged air exits in the form of flatulence.
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Blocked Gas In Stomach
The following home remedies help cope with a deranged gastric system:
- Ginger: Ginger is an excellent carminative; i.
- Caraway seeds: Caraway seeds are by far the most effective and fastest way of getting rid of blocked wind. Swallow about 2 spoons of the seeds with water when you feel bloated and queasy. It promises to expel all pent up gas in 15 to 20 minutes. You could also boil the seeds in a glass of water and consume the liquid.
- Fennel seeds: Munching on a fistful of fennel seeds is very effective for flatulence and bloating. Fennel seeds are a carminative and digestive; they pep up your digestion and consequently, breakdown of food and help in the smooth functioning of the gastric system.
- Mint: Mint soothes the lining of the digestive tract. It is most effective when the bloating and blocked gas is due to overeating and consuming too much of fatty and greasy foods. Mint battles bloating, acidity, reflux and abdominal pain well. It pushes the gas out speedily and relieves abdominal discomfort quickly. Boil 10 to 12 leaves of mint in a glass of water. Add some honey; consume after breakfast or lunch for optimal working of your gastrointestinal tract.
- Essential oils: Aromatherapy essential oils help manage and cure GI disturbances too. Experts recommend essential oils such as – Spearmint, Lavender, Benzoin, Ginger and Chamomile. Massaging the belly, with one of the above mentioned oils is known to provide effective respite. Blend 2 to 3 drops of one of the essential oils with 2 to 3 spoons of a carrier oil such as olive oil or almond oil. Massage gently in clockwise direction for 10 minutes.
Additionally, for the smooth and trouble free working of the GI tract, it is vital that you follow a good, wholesome diet routine. Incorporate loads of fresh fruits and vegetables and steer clear of sugary ad fatty foods. Regular exercise too helps keep the digestive tract working as it should.