How to Make Yourself Burp to Relieve Gas: What Is It?
Gas is a condition caused by the movement of air through your body. When you inhale, some of the air passes into your lungs and travels up your throat. Some of it then comes back down again when you exhale. This causes the pressure inside your chest to increase or decrease depending on which way the gas goes in and out of your body.
When you are having a hard time with gas, you may experience the following symptoms:
Difficulty breathing (breathing becomes difficult)
Shortness of breath (may not even notice it)
Chest pain (may or may not hurt)
The Causes Of Gas And Its Symptoms:
There are several factors that can cause gas in your body. Here are some of them:
Excessive exercise or exertion – You may experience gas because you’re working too hard or exercising excessively. If you work out regularly, you might experience it every now and then if you don’t rest properly. If you’re working out excessively or too hard, then you may experience it every time you work out.
Unhealthy diet – Eating the wrong foods can cause gas in your body. Your body doesn’t digest certain types of foods properly and these end up creating gas inside your body. If you eat a lot of these kinds of food on a regular basis, then you may experience gas quite often.
Improper chewing – If you don’t chew your food properly before swallowing, then the air you swallow along with the food can create gas. This is especially common if you’re eating your lunch while working or driving.
Improper drinking – The type of beverage you drink can cause gas in your body. If you drink a lot of soda, this can cause excess air to get into your body and subsequently cause gas.
Pregnancy – As your body starts to change during pregnancy, you’re likely to experience gas as part of the changes.
Other medical conditions – If you have other conditions like diabetes or an ulcer, then these can cause gas in your body.
Your Daily Routine:
If you’re like most people, then you probably don’t pay attention to how much gas passes through your body on a daily basis.
However, it’s important to remember that a lot of what you do on a daily basis can affect your digestive system and cause gas. If you do the same things day in and day out, then you may experience gas quite often. If you change some of these daily habits, then you can help control your gas. Here are some tips for doing so:
Slow down when you eat – Eating quickly is one of the most common reasons why people get gas. You need to take the time to chew your food properly and not snack when you’re bored.
Drink milk – Drinking milk can help you digest your food better and get rid of gas. Make it part of your daily diet.
Take a walk after meals – Getting up and taking a short walk after every meal can help improve how your body digests food better. This helps eliminate excess gas.
Cut back on coffee and carbonated drinks – Both of these can cause excess air to enter your body and cause gas. Try drinking water instead. If you’re addicted to the stuff, then try cutting back gradually.
Avoid chewing gum – Most people never think about this, but chewing gum actually causes your body to produce more gas because it requires so much extra chewing. Most of the time when people think their gas is caused by chewing gum, it’s actually not. It’s just that they chew so much of it that they think that’s the cause.
Stop swallowing your food – Most people don’t chew their food enough and then just swallow it without thinking about it. This can cause excess air to get into your body and result in gas. Make sure you chew your food until it’s liquid before swallowing it.
Stay away from carbonated beverages – These are the main culprit behind excessive gas. Most sodas contain a lot of gas and since so many people drink them, they never realize that it’s causing all the problems. Try cutting them out of your diet for at least a month to see if it makes a difference.
Keep a food diary – If you keep track of what you’re eating, then you may notice certain things that cause gas more than others. Carbs are usually the biggest culprit. Keep track of what you eat in a notebook and take notes on how your body reacts the next day.
How to relieve extra gas:
It’s important to know that you can only avoid gas and flatulence for so long. It’s a natural bodily process and trying to avoid it will only cause other issues. That said, there are some tips you can use to reduce the amount that comes out and help relieve some of the pain.
Go natural – The most common ingredient for relieving excess gas is simply dietary fiber. Oatmeal is very high in fiber and will help “bulk” out your stool and get things moving through your system better. Other good foods for this are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Try some yogurts – Adding yogurt to your diet can help as well. The live cultures in yogurt are good for getting things moving and can help get rid of some of the excess gas. Try not to eat the kind that has extra sugar though as that can cause other problems.
Drink more water – Dehydration can cause a lot of problems with your digestive system and lead to gas build up. Since the water is going to help get rid of the gas, it’s also going to prevent a lot of other issues that can come with dehydration such as constipation.
Get some Beano – This is a over-the-counter medication that you can take before eating foods that are known to cause gas such as beans. It contains an enzyme that breaks down some of the food, thus preventing some of the gas from forming.
Get some medicine – If the above methods don’t work, you can always try going to the doctor and getting something to help relieve your immediate problems. Antacid tablets help reduce the pain in your stomach and there are also some prescription drugs that help reduce gas buildup as well.
Gas is a normal part of life and everyone has it. It’s just a matter of how much and when it decides to come out. If it starts to become a regular problem – see a doctor as this might be a sign of something else going on in your body. In the meantime, experiment with some of these tips to reduce your own personal build up.
Your Gas Problems are Over!
Now you know how to prevent and cure common issues when it comes to excess gas. Whether it’s something temporary like eating something that doesn’t agree with you or a more serious condition, you know how to handle it. You’re in control and no longer have to worry about letting the wrong words slip out at the wrong time!
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