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How To Get Rid Of Gas Pain In the Stomach
Gas in the digestive system is a normal condition. The body usually gets rid of excess gas by burping or passing flatus. These bodily reactions are normal, even though they may sometimes be embarrassing. However, excess gas can sometimes cause pain. This gas pain may occur if the gas is not moving well or gets stuck. As a result, the body feels uncomfortable during its normal reactions, which can cause more gas and more pain.
Many people choose not to see healthcare providers for mild gas pain. However, in some cases, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible, even if you do not have severe gas pain or stomach pain. For example, blood in stool, changes in the frequency of bowel movements, or significant weight loss without any apparent reason may be signs of serious illness. On the other hand, if you have mild gas pain without the above warning symptoms, you can try self-care first, such as eating or drinking slowly, consuming less sugar, and eating without talking too much. This is because gas in the stomach is usually the result of swallowing air while eating or drinking.
Gluten in wheat products or lactose in dairy products often lead to excess gas, which may cause pain. This is what we call food intolerance or food sensitivity. If you try a certain diet, such as a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, that makes you feel better, it probably means you are sensitive or allergic to certain foods. Therefore, read food labels carefully and consume less or eliminate certain ingredients. This is also one of the self-treatments for gas pain. Additionally, some digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease or gastritis can cause gas pain. If this is the case, patients need to receive treatment from healthcare providers to relieve the symptoms.
Exercise is always a good home remedy for pain relief. Certain yoga postures are good ways to relieve excess gas and move trapped gas because they help with the movement of the digestive system. If these home remedies are not effective, it is time to seek medical treatment.
First, patients need to identify the trigger and the reason for the gas pain, so they can manage their diet by eliminating or reducing the trigger food. At the same time, they should see healthcare providers for treatment. If there are some mechanical problems, patients should consider seeking a surgeon for professional feedback. If not, they can choose to see a GI specialist who can prescribe medicine and provide nutrition and exercise advice. Additionally, alternative medicines can help reduce the symptoms more quickly, and they may be able to treat the gas pain without taking any medicine. For example, acupuncture can treat gas pain and other digestive problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux. Patients usually feel relaxed during treatment and usually have positive feedback after a few sessions. Cupping or ear acupuncture is often combined with body acupuncture to provide more relief. In summary, seeking help from healthcare providers for gas pain can lead to a better quality of life. Patients should pay attention to their warning symptoms, try self-care methods, and seek professional treatment if necessary.