If you’re reading this article, chances are that at some point in your life, you’ve experienced the discomfort and pain associated with gas trapped in your chest. Maybe it happened after a particularly large meal, or perhaps you just have a naturally gassy disposition (not my fault!). Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure – getting rid of that gas can make all the difference between feeling like a bloated balloon and feeling like a normal human being again. So how do we go about getting rid of chest gas? Let’s find out.
Understanding Chest Gas
Before we jump into ways to get rid of chest gas (finally!), let’s take a moment to talk about what exactly it is and why it happens. Chest gas is simply an excess amount of air or gases (like nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide) that gets trapped inside our digestive system instead of passing through our body as flatulence. This buildup can occur for many reasons such as swallowing too much air while eating/drinking quickly(gobble gobble), stress/anxiety causing us to subconsciously inhale more rapidly/irregularly(sneaky lil bugs they are !), high-fat/fiber-rich diet and sometimes certain medications.
You’ll notice when there’s buildup because you experience symptoms like tightness/pain/discomfort in the chest area (awful) , belching/burping(gross but effective!)and hiccups(irritating AF).
Change Your Eating Habits
One way to prevent chest-gas problems from arising altogether would be changing consuming habits- yep that means no more stuffing yourself silly till every crevice is filled if ya know what I mean (guilty as charged) . Instead try having smaller meals spread throughout day so stomach & intestines aren’t overburdened by digesting large amounts food. Drinking plenty of water also helps everything flow smoothly, so be sure to have a glass or two with each meal.
Exercise is another effective way of preventing and getting rid of chest gas. Even a little bit goes a long way – just taking short walks can induce burping/belching, which in turn releases any trapped gases in your stomach or intestines. Exercise increases bowel movements whilst decreasing transit time 1 ensuring that any gas produced in the digestive tract won’t stay around for too long
Massage that Area!
Give yourself some tender love and massage ! Popularly known as abdominal massages (who knew?), it involves placing gentle pressure on the lower abdomen area using circular motions (waiting for them belly rubs) . This technique will help stimulate movement of intestinal muscles , helping release any trapped air pockets inside you.
Hot Baths/Showers- Yes Please!
An incredibly easy and relaxing way to treat chestgas would be taking warm baths or showers. Mix essential oils like peppermint/eucalyptus into bathwater to calm both mind & body while simultaneously breaking down built-up gases (2 birds one stone!). Alternatively having warm shower stimulates circulation thus alleviating discomfort due gas build up.
Essential Oils Recipe Table:
|Helps reduce inflammation and relaxes muscles-relieving gut pain
|Reduces mucous membranes inflammation,reduces spasms,releasing toxins(trapped gasses included)
NOTES: Refrain from adding oils directly unto skin as they are highly concentrated-dilute by mixing with carrier oil such almond/sesame etc
Chew Some Mint Leaves / Ginger slices
Mint leaves kinda act like an anti-inflammatory medication – Menthol present has cooling effect on inflamed/irritated tissue thus bringing relief from gut discomforts .Chewing ginger slices synthesizes digestive juices , helping in digestion and expelling gases faster.
Baking Soda Is Not Just for Cakes
This chemical compound is scientifically known as sodium bicarbonate , people have used it for ages to alleviate indigestion problems caused by stomach-acid buildup (legit). Considered to be effective remedy due to its alkaline nature (counteracts excess acid), destroys any air pockets embedded in digestive tract hence making their expulsion easier!.
Recipe Guideline Table:
- Mix ingredients inside a tall glass
- Stir well till fully dissolved.
TIPS: Do not consume too much baking soda-too much of anything is bad, Remember we’re aiming at getting rid of trapped gas-not creating more trouble! Switch up with peppermint tea once in a while(Pleasant tasting alternative)
There you have it – several ways to find relief from the pain and discomfort that comes with chest gas. From changing eating habits(exercising self-control kids!),taking warm showers(mr/ms hygienic) massaging abdominal area(TLC required!)and even consuming baking soda drinks (bakers beware!). It may take some trial and error, but don’t give up! With patience/testing these remedies will help you feel like your usual happy-go-lucky, non-bloated self again.
Byrne, D., & Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia I ncorporating ACNEM Gut conference 2015 : management & treatment protocols for common gastrointestinal conditions.( Booklet), DO What Matters Pty Ltd ,2016 ↩
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