Gases in the intestines: how to get rid?
All people, without exception, have persistent gases in the intestines. Whether we like it or not, gases are formed and periodically come out naturally from the body. This fact indicates the stable operation of the intestinal apparatus. It is quite another thing if you feel the constant discomfort associated with gas. The accumulation of gas in the intestines, pain, weight loss, changes in stool - true signs of "breakdown" of the digestive tract.
Excessive gas formation in the intestines is called flatulence. Gases, namely unpleasantly smelling methane, are nothing but products of the normal metabolism of digestive bacteria living in our digestive tract. The problem is the excess gases in the intestines, the causes of which, we now consider.
Causes of gas
The first, and relatively safe reason is the increased content in the diet of the hard to digest dietary fiber - fiber. This complex carbohydrate contains such products as:
- wholegrain muesli
- loaves of bread
- potato chips and sticks.
Dietary fiber contained in these products is the favorite food of intestinal bacteria. They help a person to break down the non-assimilated fiber in its original form into simple, easily digestible carbohydrates. In the process of consumption and assimilation of these fibers, microorganisms release gaseous substances, which gradually accumulate and then leave the intestines. So do not be afraid of flatulence, if you ate a large portion of fresh plums or a lot of cabbage salad. However, excessive consumption of foods rich in fiber can lead to disorders of the evacuation of fecal masses. This often happens when switching to diet or vegetarian food.
The second reason are various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Infections, ulcers, colitis, cholelithiasis, intolerance to lacto-carbohydrate compounds, dysbacteriosis and many other disorders in most cases are accompanied by flatulence, abdominal distension, constipation or diarrhea, pain of various degrees - from discomfort to intolerable colic. If you experience these symptoms, you should consult a doctor.
Gases in the intestines: treatment
For many people who are confronted with flatulence, it is just as necessary to tame the recalcitrant gases in the intestines, how to get rid of, for example, the unpleasant neighborhood of cockroaches and rodents. For a start, let's turn to folk remedies.
Tinctures of plants containing essential oils, such as peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, are added dropwise to water and taken before meals. Natural natural ingredients extracted from these plants have antispasmodic properties, improve peristalsis and prevent the intestine from accumulating gases.
Also important is the method of eating. Try not to eat and run dry, chew food thoroughly, drink enough water. It is necessary to periodically eat “bird-like” - to arrange not two or three dense meals, but four or five, but in small portions. Also, no one will interfere with the so-called fasting days.
No less important is the food itself. Do not be afraid of foods rich in dietary fiber. They are just as necessary for the body as protein or glucose. It is better to reduce the intake of fatty and spicy foods, sweets and carbonated drinks. The more natural - the better!
Keep your own diary in which you will record the food eaten and the sensations that you experience after a meal. After analyzing the records, you can easily select products that cause unpleasant consequences for the digestion, and make an optimal harmless diet.
From a purely medical point of view, the gases in the intestine themselves cannot be treated. However, there are a number of drugs that help correct gas formation and its cause. For example, the drug Simethicone helps gas bubbles harmlessly to leave the intestines, enzymes contribute to the breakdown of heavy foods by reducing the work of bacteria, Pepto-bismol used as prescribed also has a positive effect on gas formation, the Bino product helps the absorption of legumes. You can also ask for the help of a nutritionist who will prepare the nutrition program most suitable for all the features of your body.