Reasons why you are bloated. How to get rid of bloating?
How do you get rid of bloating?
Medical Fact Checked by: Dr. Bryan Havoc
If you’re feeling a disturbing gas buildup in your body after eating, then you could be suffering from bloating. Bloating can feel particularly disturbing because there’s so much pressure building up in your abdomen. Bloating is often a symptom of many different medical issues, so let’s take a look at a handful of causes.
Eating too much (or too fast) can cause bloating to occur. It’s one of the most common causes of bloating because your body produces gas as its processing food. When you eat too much you’re producing as much gas as you’re taking in.
When you burp after a meal, you’re releasing some of that gas. That’s why you feel a little relief after burping. It’s best to consume smaller portions.
There are a number of different food intolerances from lactose intolerants who shouldn’t consume dairy to gluten intolerants who shouldn’t consume wheat or grains. These intolerances cause bloating on top of other digestive issues such as constipation or diarrhea.
It’s best to take a food journal and documenting what’s causing bloating. Once you find some semblance of a pattern then you should seek advice from a doctor.
You should avoid carbonated drinks because carbon dioxide causes gas buildup in your digestive system.
Carbonated water is a good alternative to soda, but if you’re more susceptible to bloating then you need to cut down on the carbonated water as well.
If you really need flavored water, then it might be best to try drinking lemon with filtered water. Drinking unfiltered water can cause metal toxicity which would need to be detoxed from your body or else it would cause even more bloating.
Is There Any Way To Treat Bloating?
There are a handful of things you can try to prevent bloating. If you’ve already spoken with your doctor and have no underlying medical issues, then try a few of these tips to see if it helps with your bloating.
Don’t Chew Gum
A common cause of bloating is taking in extra air. Air doesn’t just go through the lungs, it can circulate all the way through your gastrointestinal tract. The more gum you chew, the more air you’re pushing down into your body.
When you’re chewing gum, you’re tricking your body into thinking that you’re eating.
Your body thinks that you’re going to consume food and start preparing itself to digest food. When there isn’t food coming in, then you’re just going to accumulate gas and unnecessary acid.
Don’t Drink During Eating
When you drink so soon after eating, you’re allowing more air to enter your gastrointestinal tract. Drinking while eating is almost unavoidable as you should have a beverage with every meal. You should try to wait until the meal is consumed to start drinking your beverage. Taking an occasional sip during the meal could increase your chances of getting gassy.
Try Not To Talk During Eating
Talking during eating has the same effect as chewing gum. It might be hard to avoid sometimes because eating is sometimes a social interaction as well. It’s suggested that if talking is unavoidable during a meal, then you should try to consume smaller portions.
Try To Avoid Fatty Foods
You shouldn’t avoid fat entirely. Your body still needs fat as a source of energy. However, because of how slowly fat digests, it can cause bloating.
If you find yourself suffering from bloating, then it might be time to take a look at your fat intake. Try reducing the amount of fat that you’re eating. If your bloating subsides, then you may have found your culprit.
Go On A Detox Routine
Going on a detox routine can not only help your bloating, but it can help any other symptoms or issues that could be causing bloating as well.
A detox routine can be a combination of everything from light exercise to getting more sleep to consuming healthy foods or natural detox supplements.If you’ve already spoken to your doctor, but are still suffering from bloating, then you might want to try some of these tips. You’ll want to make sure if you’re taking detox supplements, that they only have the best natural ingredients that will help boost your body and tackle bloating as well.
*This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.