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Factors that causes Bloating, Dietary and Medicinal control of Bloating

len Alfred Ajibola - 07th February, 2019 @ 04:17

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What is Bloating?

Bloating is quite a common occurrence in humans although it may be felt differently by people.

Generally, Bloating is defined as a gas filled stomach.

Reports suggest that people pass out gas (fart) about 15 to 20 times per day. This may result from bacterial action in the small intestine and colon. When these bacteria ferment food, gases are released during the process.

Note: Inhaled components of air (for instance, Nitrogen) may also result to bloating.

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Most often, Bloating do not usually pose a serious health threat to humans. In fact, a simple change in diet can restore one's intestinal content back to normal; thus solving bloating problems.


Factors that causes Bloating

Below are some of the factors that causes bloating in humans

  1. Constipation
  2. Intake of excess Nitrogen in air
  3. Lack of rouphages in diet
  4. Intake of carbonated drinks
  5. Excess food
  6. Stress
  7. Insufficient intake of water
  8. Alcohol
  9. Smoking
  10. Use of some drugs
  11. Certain food like beans, eggs and legumes
  12. Stomach Infections


Foods that reduce Bloating

The following foods are ideal for reducing bloating to its barest minimum.

  • Ginger
  • Yogurt
  • Fennel
  • Pineapple
  • pawpaw
  • Vegetables
  • Peppermint
  • Raw Diary
  • Aloevera


Activities that reduce Bloating

Engagement in the following activities will help include bloating.

  • Abdominal massage
  • Having a warm bath
  • Reduced intake of chewing gums
  • Exercise your body
  • Spend a good time relaxing yourself
  • Stop swallowing air
  • Drink plenty of water


Dietary control of Bloating

Engaging in the following diets will aid in the dietary control of bloating.

  1. Eat fiber rich diet
  2. Eat plenty of fruits
  3. Stop drinking sodas
  4. Stop eating anyhow. Regulate your eating time
  5. Reduce intake of sodium chloride (common salt).
    Please read on Macronutrients, their Sources, Functions and Deficiencies here.
  6. Eat less of indigestible carbohydrate (that is, low-FODMAP diet).
    Please read more on Carbohydrates and Sugars here.


Medicinal control of Bloating

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The following are some essential drugs for controlling bloating.

  • Use Probotics supplements. (This will increase the number of good bacteria in your intestine).
  • Use essential oils like fennel and curcumin.
  • Use digestive enzyme supplements, for example, Lactase.
  • Use peppermint capsules.
  • Use Simethicone pills.

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