Gases in the belly
Gases in the abdomen can occur in any person, and sometimes at the most inopportune times. What are the reasons for their occurrence and how to deal with them?
At the healthy person gases in a stomach can reachup to three pints, and the frequency of their release - up to 14-15 times a day. Intestinal gases, consisting mainly of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and methane, usually have no odor. The cause of unpleasant smells are substances containing sulfur, which are formed from bacteria existing in the large intestine.
Although gasses in the abdomen are common, however, with an increase in their number or malfunction in the mechanisms for their removal, some unpleasant symptoms may appear in a person.
To begin with, the gases in the stomach are quite natural, they are in the stomach and intestines of everyone.
In the stomach, these gases get in the process of swallowing air, chewing gum, smoking, and in the intestine accumulate as a result of the vital activity of all those microorganisms that exist there.
In general, from the digestive tract, gases come out with eructations, through the rectum, and also by sucking them into the bloodstream.
Flatulence or bloating, gas and heaviness instomach are the problems that are not accepted to speak out loud or to speak loudly. However, their symptoms each time make you pale, blush and feel uncomfortable with others.
The reasons leading to this state are several. This and excessive consumption of legumes, cabbage, potatoes, natural milk, beer, kvass, grapes, carbonated drinks, black bread, etc. Abdomen fumes, gases are disturbed and because of the change in normal microflora in the stomach, as well as due to the development of putrefactive, fermenting processes in the human intestine.
Flatulence can be triggered by a violation of intestinal motility as a result of surgery, its cause may be stress or a disorder of the nervous system.
How to get rid of bloating and minimize the appearance of gases?
Doctors recommend using as little as possiblefresh bread, beans, peas, include in their menu a large number of protein products: cottage cheese, eggs, meat, fish, yogurt. You need to try to eat less chewing gum, limit the cold or hot food.
You need to eat at about the same time, in small portions, while thoroughly chewing and not hurrying.
There are many recipes of folk medicine, which remove gases in the stomach, relieve bloating. You can drink an infusion of anise seeds, peppermint, a decoction of chamomile flowers or fresh potato juice.
Today in pharmacies are sold a lot of drugs,which, as a rule, contain enzymes that improve the state of the intestines, eliminate bloating and promote digestion. These are such means as "Creon", "Pancreatin", "Smecta", "Mezim forte", etc.
In cases where bloating isthe consequence of a violation of diet or any particular poorly digested product, it is possible to take the drug Espumizan once, which treats episodic cases.
If flatulence has become chronic, thenas much as possible to refuse coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, fatty foods - all of them provoke the process of fermentation in the intestines and increase the formation of gases.
However, in such cases it is not necessary to engage in self-medication, you must always consult a doctor, especially if the raspiranie intestines or stomach begins to be accompanied by severe pain.
Sometimes these symptoms are the first signalssuch diseases as colitis, gastritis, ulcer, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, etc. In each case, the cause of flatulence and ways to combat it should be determined by a specialist.