Gas trapped in intestines can be extremely uncomfortable. It could cause swelling, sharp pain, tightness, cramping and even bloating.
Most people pass gas almost 13 to 21 times in a day. When gas is blocked from escaping intestines, constipation or diarrhea may be responsible.
Gas pain is so intense that doctors mistake the root cause for gallstones, appendicitis, or even heart disease.
Following are ways to get rid of gas pain fast
1. Let the gas out
Holding in gas can cause discomfort, pain and bloating. The best way to avoid these symptoms is let the gas pass out.
2. Pass stool
A bowel movement relieves gas pain. Passing stool releases gas trapped in the intestines.
3. Eat slowly
Eating quickly or while moving could cause a person to take in air and food both, which leads to gas-related pain.
Quick eaters can slow down eating by chewing each bite of food thirty times. Breaking down food in this way helps in early digestion and could prevent complaints including indigestion and bloating.
4. Using Peppermint
Studies have shown that peppermint tea or supplements reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome which including gas. Consult your doctor before taking supplements. Peppermint could interfere with medications and iron absorption. It may cause heartburn in some people.
Supplements will direct about how much you should take on bottle. Drink one cup of peppermint tea before each meal for best results.
5. Drinking chamomile tea
Chamomile tea could help reducing trapped gas, indigestion, and bloating. Drinking chamomile tea before bed time and meals may reduce symptoms for some people.
Simethicone is over-the-counter medication which is available under different brand names. Such as:
- Mylanta Gas
Simethicone works by consolidating gas bubbles in stomach, allowing a person to expel them more easily. Follow dosing instructions, and make sure to discuss medication with doctor, if taking other medications.
7. Physical activity
Exercise helps in releasing trapped gas as well as gas pain. Try walking after meals to avoid gas problem. If you have gas pain then jumping rope, walking and running, may help in expelling the gas out.
8. Using cloves
Clove is an herb used in cooking. Clove oil could help in reducing bloating and gas by producing digestive enzymes. Add 2 to 5 drops to an 8-ounce glass of water and drink it after meals.
Other ways of Preventing gas problem:
If medical condition is not causing the problem, preventing gas could be accomplished by altering diet and lifestyle habits such as:
- Sit down when eating meal and eat slowly for proper digestion.
- Avoid taking too much air while eating and talking.
- Avoid chewing gum.
- Avoid drinking carbonated beverages and soda.
- Avoid smoking cigarette.
- Finding ways to work exercise into daily routine, such as walking after taking a meal.
- Eliminate foods which are known to cause gas.
- Avoid drinking water and carbonated beverages through straws.