One of the most common complaints about health problems is gas and bloating problems. Various causes such as unbalanced nutrition and excessive air swallowing negatively affect the digestive system and cause the problems of gas and bloating. Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Suna Yapalı “ Gas and bloating are a major problem affecting quality of life. He replied those who were curious about the causes of gas and bloating problems and ways to get rid of it.
WHY GAS EXPENSION PROBLEMS ARE 9 STEPS OF RECOVERY!
Inactivity and malnutrition habits brought by the modern age cause some health problems to become more widespread today. Gas and bloating complaints are among those problems. It is seen in approximately one out of every 4 people in our society and is an important part of gastroenterology outpatient applications. Patients present with the complaint of gas, belching, abdominal distention and excessive gas extraction in the stomach or abdomen.
” Treatment of flatulence and bloating is quite difficult, patients are often unhappy because they repeat complaints despite medications. Therefore, explaining the reasons and correctable factors will increase the success rates by allocating time to patients with a good physician-patient cooperation. ”. Stating that the underlying factors of abdominal bloating and gas complaints should be investigated, Assoc. Dr. Suna Yapalı says that if it is not caused by any disease, it is related to the foods and lifestyle that the person consumes, and some precautions can be helpful in combating the problem.
HIGHLY SWALLOWED AIR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Ingested air is one of the most important causes of gas in the digestive system. Eating fast, talking while eating, chewing gum, using cigarettes, cigars or pipes, drinking beverages with a straw, drinking deeply causes more air to be swallowed, while causing gas and bloating. If the air cannot be thrown out, it can go down to the intestines and cause fullness, bloating and pain in the abdomen. For this reason, it should be avoided from fuss, eat food by chewing thoroughly, do not talk much while eating, do not swallow solid foods with water, drinks should be drunk from wide-mouthed glasses, cigars, pipes, cigarettes, should not sleep open mouth and deep sighs should be avoided.
STAY FROM PORTIONS OF OILY FOOD!
Instead of large portions in one sitting, try to eat less and more often. Meals should be low-fat because the pressure in the stomach increases with the combination of oil and air, and fatty foods slow stomach emptying, causing discomfort and bloating in the abdomen.
Do not go to bed to rest after eating!
The person’s sitting and posture plays an important role in the transmission of gas to the intestines. While the air swallowed in the sitting position comes out of the esophagus and is thrown out of the mouth, it passes into the small intestine in the lying position. Do not lie on your back after meals. Sit upright, stand or walk. In addition, some people cannot structurally get gas out of the intestines due to laxity in the abdominal muscles and hump sitting after meals.
MAKE HIKING AND EXERCISE HABITS!
Physical activity facilitates gas excretion and defecation by moving the intestines more regularly. Walking 2 hours after the meals ensures that the gas is thrown away. In addition, exercises that work abdominal muscles, such as yoga, also benefit from gas outflow from the digestive tract.
ATTENTION TO FOOD WITH LACTOSE!
Some people cannot digest certain carbohydrates. A classic example is lactose, the main sugar found in dairy products. Therefore, consuming large amounts of lactose-containing milk, yogurt, buttermilk, cream, butter and ice cream can lead to increased gas production with cramps and diarrhea. Since the lactose content is low, cheese types such as cheddar cheese, feta cheese, cottage cheese, labne cheese and curd cheese can be consumed if they do not cause serious symptoms.
DO NOT EXPERIENCE THE VEGETABLE AND FIBER FOOD CONSUMPTIONS!
Fibrous foods are essential for the health of the digestive system, but gradually increase your fiber intake and adapt your body. Remember that excessive consumption of vegetables and fruits will also increase gas production.
TIME TO DISTANCE GAS AND SUGAR DRINKS!
Avoid carbonated beverages, mineral water, cola, beer, soda, juices containing fructose, sweeteners and chewing gums using these sweeteners, and effervescent tablets (tablets that dissolve when bubbling into water, foaming by removing small gas bubbles).
YOU CAN CREATE THE LISTS BY CONSUMING THE FOOD!
Foods such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli can lead to more gas production, leading to complaints of flatulence and bloating. In addition, garlic, onion, beans, chickpeas, broad beans, peas, carrots, celery, potatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, radishes, leeks, raisins, bananas, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, melons, watermelons, apples, sour fruits (oranges, kiwi, pears), peaches, bulgur, lentils, wheat germ, bagels, pastries and desserts increase the gas production. Although there are differences from person to person, if you have gas and bloating, consume these foods alone. Keep a diet diary and stay away from food that you find increases your complaint.
PSYCHIATRIC SUPPORT CAN BE SAVING!
In Restless Bowel Syndrome, nerves that carry messages from the intestine become overactive and cause the normal amount of gas to feel more and more active. It can cause abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and / or constipation. The diagnosis of Restless Bowel Syndrome should be made after excluding an organic disease. Do not hesitate to take medication and get psychiatric support if necessary.
GAS AND PULSE PROBLEMS MAY HAVE A BROADCAST OF THIS DISEASES!
Gas and bloating; can be a precursor of digestive system or other abdominal organ cancers, intestinal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, liver cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis or celiac disease. It can also occur due to conditions that do not have an underlying organic problem, such as sensitive bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance, but that impair a person’s quality of life. After excluding organic disorders, the problem can be prevented with measures to prevent bloating and gas in those who do not have underlying disease.
FIND YOUR DOCTOR’S SUGGESTIONS!
Many people who complain of bloating resort to food intolerance tests, suspecting they have food intolerance. Commercial tests with an IgG-based blood sample can give high results even in people who do not have food intolerance, and even show that there is an intolerance to a food you have never consumed in your life. These tests are expensive and are not recommended by the Allergy, Immunology and Gastroenterology authorities, as their evidence value is low.
Instead, repeating the complaints by removing the foods suspected of food intolerance from the diet for a certain period of time, eliminating the complaints and adding them to the diet helps the diagnosis. In addition, with the growth of gluten-free diet sector, the belief that gluten causes bloating has become widespread and gluten-free eating habit has become famous. However, unconscious gluten-free nutrition increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases in the long term. For this reason, it should not be applied except for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.