Bloated stomach (flatulence) is a phenomenon, a state, a possible sign of a disease, but itself is not a disease. It is an unpleasant feeling of pressure in the stomach, causing stomach to be tough and swelled more than would be expected after certain food intake.
Bloated stomach does not have to be associated with food intake. Causes may be in the way you eat (swallowing air when eating), problems with the stomach (gastritis), problems with ulcers, problems with the pancreas and gallbladder, problems with small bowel (various inflammations which impede digestion), problems with large intestine (inflammation, excessive formation of gases).
Also, stress, allergies and intolerances to foods (eg, milk) can be the cause for bloated stomach. Bloating can be accompanied by pain, sometimes at one spot and sometimes moving around the abdomen.
What can you do when you have bloated stomach and how to get rid of it.
Against bloating and gas you can fight in a natural way, regardless of the causes of that unpleasant little ‘disease’.
In order to avoid problems, you should eliminate the consumption of soft drinks and beer. Foods such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and beans should be avoided. But among the most common causes of flatulence from food is lactose intolerance or the inability to digestion of sugar found in dairy products. However, even among those people who do not have this problem, milk often causes bloating, so avoid milk and milk products also.
Lactose-free milk or soy milk is allowed. Most nutritionists do not recommend mixing fruits with carbohydrates and proteins. Fruit or fruit juices should be consumed separately. Intake of enzyme is important-they are vital to digestion and absorption. Daily fitness exercises and more frequent and smaller meals instead of two or three large meals. Try to exercise at least few times per week. Recommended is at least 25-30 minutes daily physical activity.
You do not need to be a gym fan, you can go on long walk, running etc. Avoid fast food. Also, avoid chewing gum, especially those without sugar-due to the content of mannitol or sorbitol causing flatulence. To ensure that dietary foods are “responsible” for this problem, eliminate the foods one at a time and monitor your improvement.
Try this also for immediate relief:
Hot water with lemon
In the morning on an empty stomach to drink a glass of warm water with lemon. This drink is healthy, is an excellent for digestion and weight loss. Mix two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a glass with warm water and drink before breakfast.
Baking soda and lemon
Squeeze the juice from one lemon and place it in a glass and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mixture will begin to foam. Then, pour water into a glass and mix well until soda completely dissolves. Drink this slowly and you will quickly feel relief.