How to deal with gas?

Have you ever been in a social gathering, only to find yourself released from the gastric prison? Just one silent yet deadly puff of wind and everyone gives you that “Did YOU do that?” look. It can be both mortifying and hilarious at the same time.

Luckily, we’ve got your back (or rather, stomach) covered on this one. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to deal with gas like a pro.

Understanding Mitigation

Firstly, it’s important to understand what gas is and how it works within our bodies. We all know that the stinky air comes out of our rears but did you know gas occurs as part of normal digestion too? The food we consume has certain properties which make them difficult to digest completely – they often end up fermenting in the colon or large intestine.

The gut bacteria present there then start producing various gases including methane and hydrogen sulfide- so yes! Those foul-smelling compounds are up in there long before their smelly exit point 😬.

Learn What Triggers Your Symptoms

There is no denying that certain types of foods can trigger an offensive odour while being passed through our digestive system more than others—our different body types also affect how we experience bloating or flatulence symptoms after consuming particular foods.

Common Food Offenders

Tight clothing == Cause

  • Carbonated drinks
  • Dairy products
  • Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli etc.
  • Beans
    Raffinose & Starches == Cause
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Corn

Keep tabs on what you eat both for health reasons and because knowledge is power 😉


Be Mindful Of Eating Speeds And Swallowing Air

What could be worse than having beans for dinner besides apocket of air? Just like some foods produce more gas, certain eating habits can contribute to bloating and flatulence symptoms as well.

If you fall into the category of speed-eaters just slow down whilst chewing your food- this wouldn’t only help reduce flatulence but it’s beneficial in many other ways too. Eating fast means gulping air quickly which also has the potential to lead to increased belching.

Slow mannerisms not only improves social manners but also helps digestive health!

Aerobic Exercise Helps Air Migration!

Exercise: It does wonders for your body — and your gas issues 😉 . Regular physical activity promotes normal bowel movements while enhancing gut motility. It’s recommended that you take 30 minutes a day five times per week in movement or exercise considered light-to-moderate intensity .

Use every opportunity possible within daily living context such as opting out from taking lifts when not mandatory, engaging actively in doing yard work and ditching vehicles (of course where applicable) – maybe walking through two floor levels instead of using an elevator.

Be Wary Of Your Liquid Intake

Not all liquids are created equal especially if they’re fizzy drinks full of bubbles! Both carbonation present within sodas/fizzy water and fructose found at high concentrations often leave their mark on our gastrointestinal tracts.

We cannot disregard entirely natural fruit juice intake due to its exceptional taste – still very nutritious we know!, however research shows now there might actually tend toward adverse reactions including formation of trapped gases causing abdominal cramps/bloating So moderate conscientious consumption is key!

At least opt against supersized drinking and look more towards less stimulating options like:

  • Water
  • Coconut Water
  • herbal tea


Chewing Gum Can Be Highly Counterproductive

Chewing gum has a lot of advantages like refreshing our breath and relieving some random stress, however, it also creates an excellent avenue for air swallowing which leads to more bloating or flatulence. Have you ever experienced this on certain occasions? I recommend that we switch up the routine in favour of alternatives such as mints / fresh fruits for example- try chewing some mint leaves instead!

Do Consider Supplements For Boosting Digestion

Supplements can be very useful natural pain/ discomfort relief options, they are available over-the-counter and even prescription based choices too – do check with your local pharmacist regarding dosage when getting these.

  • Probiotics help boost gut bacteria balance if ingested
  • Activated charcoal tablets assist balancing gases produced within the digestive tract; consumed orally at recommended clinical volumes (speak with medical professional before trying anything new)


Final Thoughts: Gas Happens!

There’s nothing quite like a release. but prevention is possible through lifestyle changes! It’s easy to feel embarrassed discussing farts & their related effects with otherst so let us normalize conversations around them here today.

But sometimes no matter what precautions we take perfect bowel health escapes from us due to genetics or other factors entirely – rather than worrying about stigmatization let’s just laugh it off release after all gas happens!

And if people choose not to accept our natural emissions well then those folks probably aren’t worth hanging out around anyway!

Stay healthy folks!!

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