Gas Pain & How To Deal With It Naturally

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Gas is a natural function, although it does not mean that it needs to be excessive or painful. This guide will show you some of the symptoms related to excessive gas and a few natural solutions that may help you deal with the pain until you can see your doctor. 

Symptoms Related To Excessive Gas Pain

Gas happens when some of the carbohydrates that you consume are not digested properly by your stomach. These undigested carbohydrates travel through your intestines where several bacteria finish up the job by breaking down these carbohydrates. But, this bacterial carbohydrate breakdown also creates gas, which is what you pass. 

The issue could become painful if there is an overgrowth of bacteria in your intestines or there are too many undigested carbohydrates. The following are just some of the symptoms related to excessive gas:

  • More than normal flatulence either voluntarily or involuntarily.
  • Cramps around your abdomen, which could move erratically, although the cramps stay around your abdomen. 
  • Bloated or knotted feeling in your abdomen. 

Be sure you go see your doctor should you notice the following more serious symptoms:

  • The pain in your abdomen does not stop after a few seconds.
  • You see some blood in your stool.
  • There could be some strange changes in your stool's consistency or color.
  • You might vomit or feel like vomiting.
  • There might be some pain in your chest.
  • You might start seeing some weight loss. 

Natural Solutions For Your Gas-Related Discomfort

You might want to try the following to relieve some of your symptoms:

Activated Charcoal

You can purchase activated charcoal from your local health food store or online. This is a powder that is usually made from heated coconut shells, which create negatively charged charcoal. The charcoal contains pores that help attract all kinds of particles, including the kind stuck in your digestive that are causing you discomfort. 

You just need to take about a tablespoon of activated charcoal with a cup of water. 

Peppermint Tea

Studies have shown that the menthol content in peppermint should help relieve some of the excess gas in your digestive tract. Just make sure that you try to get fresh and organic peppermint to make your tea to get the fullest effect. 

Remember that these natural solutions are not meant to cure your situation, and they are only meant to help with mild gas. So be sure to make an appointment with your doctor. 

For more information, contact professionals like those at Choice Medical Group.


20 January 2016