Tips To Decrease Stomach Gas And Bloating

Do you feel uncomfortable with gas causing abdominal swelling, passing excessive farts, or burping recurrently? If this is a frequent occurrence, please consult with Dr. Samrat Jankar, a highly qualified surgical gastroenterologist in Pune, at +9179041 39064.

Dr. Samrat Jankar Created on 28th Dec, 21

Sometimes when you are in public places, in a meeting, or having a chat with your friends or relatives, you feel embarrassed of passing out gas as a fart or burping with a sound. And at times, when you have a special occasion, bloating may be very inconvenient, especially if you are trying to fit into your favorite pair of pants.

You are not alone; we all have been in such situations. In otherwise healthy folks, passing gas 10 to 20 times per day is quite normal. Bloating is one of the most frequent digestive problems. Flatulence can cause discomfort in your body. It can also make it difficult for you to relax. 

 

This can significantly impact your daily life, especially when you are at work or out with friends. Nothing kills a good time like worrying about letting one slip by accident when experiencing an intimate moment. Excessive gas can be a bother, especially when combined with physical pain and mental tension.

 

If you face challenges with bloating and flatulence, please visit Dr. Samrat Jankar, a famous gastroenterologist in Pune. He has a wealth of expertise and experience in a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal procedures.

 

He understands the value of communication and thoroughly explains medical ailments and procedures to his patients so that they are fully informed about their health concerns. His patients feel safe under his care and medication

 

Let us understand what causes bloating.

 

Why do I feel bloated, and how can I reduce it?

The most prevalent cause of bloating is certainly overeating. Smaller servings should help to alleviate the discomfort. Eating fatty and rich foods can cause you to feel bloated and uncomfortable. 

 

Because fat takes more time to digest than protein or carbohydrates, it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Limit fats in your daily diet to avoid bloating.

 

The feeling of bloatedness after a meal increases when you eat too quickly. The solution is simple: eat slowly. It can take up to 20 minutes for satisfaction signals to reach the brain and suppress hunger. Many dietitians believe that eating slowly helps to prevent overeating.

 

Oligosaccharides are indigestible carbohydrates found in beans and lentils. Bacteria in the intestines must break down these carbohydrates. 

Whole grains, which are recommended for their numerous health advantages, can occasionally induce bloating and gas. 

 

The high fiber content of whole grains is one of the reasons they are so nutritious. Fiber, on the other hand, is a non - digestible carbohydrate. Gas and constipation might occur if you suddenly increase your fiber intake.

Why do I feel bloated, and how can I reduce it

Some fruits and vegetables high in sugars and carbs can cause bloating and gas. These include apricots, prunes, cauliflower, cabbage, and carrots.

Gas or bloating can occur if your digestive system cannot process certain foods, such as lactose (a sugar found in dairy products), or proteins found in wheat and other grains, such as gluten. It may be tough to pass gas if you have constipation, and this will make your stomach bloat.

 

In India, paneer is used in a lot of dishes. It is high in lactose, and overeating it can cause bloating. In his blog, Dr. Samrat Jankar, a renowned gastric doctor in Pune, has explained the effects of overeating paneer on our digestive health.

 

If you are prone to bloating induced by gas, consider avoiding these habits that encourage you to swallow more air:

  • Sucking hard candy
  • Sipping through a straw
  • Chewing gum
  • Drinking carbonated beverages
  • Talking while chewing

The following are symptoms of flatulence and bloating:

  • Excessive burping
  • Pain or cramps in your abdomen
  • Passing gas
  • A sense of feeling full or bloated in the stomach
  • Significant increase in the size of your stomach

              

symptoms of flatulence and bloating

Conclusion

Simple dietary and lifestyle modifications can often make a significant difference. But before we go into that, there is a crucial point to remember. If you have highly uncomfortable chronic bloating that is out of the ordinary for you, it could be a sign of something more serious. 

 

It's always a good idea to rule out more significant issues before making those food and lifestyle changes. Although bloating and flatulence is common to all of us, you need to pay attention if you experience any of the following symptoms as it may be some underlying condition:

  • Stools that are bloody
  • Changes in stool consistency
  • Changes in bowel movement frequency
  • Loss of weight
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea or vomiting that is persistent or repeated
  • Continual abdominal pain
  • Pain in the chest

If you or your loved one has the above symptoms, get in touch with Dr. Samrat Jankar, a highly experienced gastroenterologist in Pune. He will assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.

 

 

Relevant Questions

Q. How does non-vegetarian food cause acidity?

Yes, non-vegetarian food causes acidity or may lead to acid peptic disease. If you are experiencing so, then take less spicy and less oily food. You can have chicken and eggs but should avoid them being cooked in a fried oily manner.

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Q. What is colonoscopy and how does it help in treating colon cancer?

A colonoscopy is a procedure in which doctor examines the inside of your large intestine to seek for the cause of symptoms such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habits.

 

To check the inside of the colon, doctor will insert a long, flexible tube with a camera on one end into the rectum. A particular diet may be required for 24-48 hours before to the surgery. In a process called as bowel prep, the colon will also need to be cleaned using strong laxatives.

 

If polyps are discovered in the colon, they will be removed by a surgeon and referred for biopsy. A pathologist examines the polyps under a microscope for malignant or precancerous cells during a biopsy.

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Q. Can i know about bariatric surgery and the criteria on meeting which i will qualify for this surgery?

To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40.
  • An obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
  • Weigh less than 450 pounds, the maximum weight that hospital radiology equipment can accommodate. If you need to lose weight to meet this requirement, a nutritionist is available to help.
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Q. My brother has sleep apnea most probably due to his obesity, how can that be treated?

For milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, we recommend some lifestyle changes. Such as, 

  • Lose weight if you're overweight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Use a nasal decongestant or allergy medications.
  • Don't sleep on your back.
  • Avoid taking sedative medications such as anti-anxiety drugs or sleeping pills.
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Q. My grandfather was diagnosed with GERD, how can he be treated?

GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your oesophagus & your stomach. This can usually be controlled with medication. If you wish to avoid long-term medication then we recommend: Fundoplication. Plan a consultation with Dr Samrat Jankar, our expert gastroenterologist. He will provide the best possible & effective treatment for this. 

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