Gas in your intestines can be uncomfortable and sometimes very painful. Stomach gas accumulates as a result of the breakdown of carbohydrates by bacteria. Unless this gas is released, gas pains and cramping will occur.
So how do you deal with gas? Well, here are some quick ways of how to get rid of gas fast.
Take a walk or do light activities after a meal. Light exercise or minimal movement can move food in the intestines which will release gas from your mouth or from your rectal area.
Don’t just sit around after dinner time! Walk your dog, take a short walk around the corner, or help out in cleaning the kitchen.
Drink either peppermint or chamomile tea if you have gas. These teas will help ease gastric discomfort as well as gas. Drinking tea after a meal helps too.
Some teas can also help keep you calm and relaxed which minimizes gastric upset and pains.
Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages or coffee since these will only make cramping worse.
Gas-X is a great pill to get rid of gas fast. It's a Soft Gel pill that has a liquid center wrapped in a smooth gel coating and it’s easy to swallow
It relieves bloating, pressure, and discomfort in minutes! It's great to have if you're in a meeting or on a date to save you from embarrassing yourself.
Gas-X is the #1 doctor recommended brand for fast gas relief.
Note: A most common gas treating mistake is taking antacids. Antacids are great for getting rid of heartburn. But they don't work for gas pain.
A popular Yoga pose is downward-facing dog. If you change the pose by putting your knees and elbows on the ground and keeping your butt in the air, it is an extremely effective way to release gas. This is a great gas releasing move for pregnant women too.
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Stomach gas is lighter than air, so it wants to rise. Once it's in your intestines it can no longer escape up through your mouth, so that leaves only one place for it to escape.
If you slowly rock your body back and forth on your knees and elbows, this will help work out the trapped gas.
You may want to do this in private. It can be embarrassingly loud and smelly. :)
In learning to get rid of gas, you will ultimately learn that prevention is an important part of treatment.
If gas formation and cramps persist, you should consult your doctor for a more aggressive treatment. A visit to a dietician will also help plan a workable diet and meal plan to avoid gas formation.
Written by Dr. Michael Elliot