Flatulence - when too much gas

June 7, 2009

  • Flatulence - when too much gas
  • Why is

 Bloating is usually the result of increased gas formation; related symptoms are often the target of jokes, and a person who suffers from them, cause severe discomfort. Fortunately, this condition in most cases can be easily controlled with diet and some lifestyle changes. Flatulence is a common problem; it is usually not a serious problem, but in some cases may indicate a serious violation.

When we ingest food, water or saliva, we together swallow some of the air that accumulates in the digestive system. Gas that collects there, consists mainly of nitrogen and oxygen. In addition, gas is generated, when digesting food - usually a methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Flatulence occurs when gas accumulates too much.

If flatulence is accompanied by severe pain in the abdomen, frequent episodes of diarrhea or constipation, unreasonable weight loss and / or the presence of blood in the stool, you should consult with your doctor.

 Flatulence - when too much gas


The most common symptoms are bloating discomfort or pain in the abdomen, mild to moderate, and flatulence. Sometimes it is also accompanied by constipation and frequent belching.

 Flatulence - when too much gas

Causes of bloating

The following violations can cause bloating:

  • Constipation;
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
  • Celiac disease - a common disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten The intolerance to gluten - the problems of the digestive system  The intolerance to gluten - the problems of the digestive system
 , A substance that is found in wheat, rye and barley Barley - a clear sign of impaired immunity  Barley - a clear sign of impaired immunity
  • Lactose intolerance;
  • Gastroenteritis - an infection of the stomach and intestines;
  • Malabsorption, a condition in which the intestines can not absorb nutrients properly.

 Flatulence - when too much gas


Typically with flatulence diagnosis is not required; often people do not even address the problem to the doctor. However, with the appearance of additional symptoms such as prolonged abdominal pain or blood in the stool, it is recommended to undergo a medical examination.

Primarily, as a rule, do blood. It can detect the presence of infection, as well as determining whether a violation of a food intolerance or other violations.

For very severe symptoms, your doctor may prescribe you an endoscopy.

 Flatulence - when too much gas


  • Dietary

First of all, you should eliminate from your diet foods that contain carbohydrates trudnousvaivaemye. They can be replaced by products such as potatoes, rice, bananas Bananas: the benefits and harms health  Bananas: the benefits and harms health
 , Grapes, citrus fruits, yogurt. Also include in the diet of saturated fats, and lean proteins.

It should be noted that all people react differently to different foods. Someone mentioned products can aggravate the symptoms of bloating, so it is necessary to monitor the reaction of the organism to any change in diet.

Peppermint tea usually helps to alleviate the symptoms of bloating. Eating five to six times a day in small portions will also help alleviate your condition.

In addition, care must be taken to ensure that during meals, and also the conversations you as little as possible swallowed air.

  • Physical exercise

Regular exercise helps to alleviate the symptoms of bloating. Try to exercise at least three times a week and every day at least half an hour to walk.

  • Medication

There are several OTC funds to help deal with flatulence.

Alpha-galactosidase - is a dietary supplement Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 Which improves the assimilation of carbohydrates and reduces symptoms associated with increased gas production.

Activated carbon is also effective in flatulence. However, it is not suitable for those who are currently taking any medications. Activated carbon can absorb them and reduce their effectiveness.

Probiotics - a popular tool for the treatment of bloating. They promote proliferation of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, thus eliminating unpleasant symptoms.

Food poisoning: how to avoid becoming a victim of its own stomach - Diet

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 Diet food poisoning

Diet food poisoning

Diet food poisoning is part of an integrated treatment, as all the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract is irritated, inflamed and swollen. Therefore, in the first hours after the acute food poisoning sometimes nothing at all allowed to eat - just drinking, restoring the lost fluids.

 Diet | Food poisoning: how to avoid becoming a victim of its own stomach

The principle diet immediately after the acute food poisoning

When food poisoning is always suffering gastrointestinal tract, inflamed mucosa of the stomach, small and large intestine. Get rid of low-quality food using the body tries to vomiting and diarrhea Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance  Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance
 . As long as there is food vomit, vomiting should not be stopped, on the contrary, you need to drink several glasses of water to enhance the gag reflex.

When finished vomiting and stomach will be washed, you need to slowly and gradually restore water balance. To do this, you can drink only boiled water, mineral water without gas or special salt solutions such as rehydron Regidron - will help restore the water-salt balance  Regidron - will help restore the water-salt balance
 . Any liquid begins to drink teaspoonful every 5 - 7 minutes, trying to keep her in the stomach - irritated stomach emits large amounts of liquid. Gradually you can increase the amount accepted and drink fluids frequently. On the first day after the poisoning is better not to take any food.

On the second day already can eat, but specially prepared. It may be slimy pureed soups, congee, not concentrated broth, a little white crackers, liquid mashed potatoes (it is necessary to plant vegetable broth instead of milk), liquid porridge, jelly, savory and weak tea. When heartburn Heartburn - no cause for concern?  Heartburn - no cause for concern?
   mashed potatoes are best avoided. On 3 - 4 days attached meat dishes (meatballs or puddings, steamed), boiled fish. From 4 - 5 days, you can eat a piece of boiled chicken (but only took off her skin), and porridge and mashed potatoes can be made thicker. At this time it is possible to use, fruit juices.

In order to avoid the development of chronic inflammation in the stomach and intestines, do not rush the transition to a normal diet.

In further training should apply the principle of the gastrointestinal tract with a gradual expansion of receiving dishes prepared using different methods of cooking food and with the introduction of new dishes. Vegetables and fruits are initially in the form of juice, and then in the form of puree. Only at the end of treatment will be gradually put fried food, if there is no feeling of discomfort on the part of the gastrointestinal tract.

 Diet | Food poisoning: how to avoid becoming a victim of its own stomach

What if discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract lasts a long time

This may indicate a fairly deep lesions membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. This condition requires a sparing diet for a long time. If, despite diet discomfort will continue, we will need to be examined in order to avoid chronic inflammation.

With the threat of chronic diet will need to follow a few months. The main feature of the diet should be mechanical, chemical and thermal sparing the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. Meals should be more frequent and a fraction, i.e. in the form of small-scale batches.

Within 3-4 months worth of diet №1, which excludes food, are strong activators of secretion of gastric juice and chemically irritating the stomach lining. The composition of the daily diet comprises protein 100 g (of which 60% of animal origin), 100 g fat (third - vegetable origin), 400 - 450 g carbohydrates, 10 - 12 g of salt. Energy - 3000 - 3200 kcal, the total amount of free liquid - 1, 5 liters. The food is given boiled, steamed or stewed in a liquid, pasty and more solid with limited food containing plenty of fiber.

After 3-4 months at home it is recommended "zig-zag" diet, that is, the periodic inclusion in the diet of conventional food.

With good endurance of the power transferred to the patient's diet №5 for about six months. Diet №5 - it is a diet that is used for liver and biliary tract, but as in all diseases of the organs of the stomach and intestines are affected, the purpose of such a diet in this case is mechanical sparing of the gastrointestinal tract. Chemical composition and energy content of the diet is almost the same as the diet №1. The dishes are steamed, boiled, stewed or baked in the oven, but not crushed. Food intake should be at least four times a day.

If the patient recovered completely, then switching to normal physiological food with the exception of sharp, smoked, fatty, fried foods, sweets and baking.

Diet food poisoning is a part of complex treatment. But at least some people require a longer and diet for the full restoration of the gastrointestinal tract after food poisoning.