The most embarrassing situations is when gas and gas pain appear when we are in the middle of some meeting or when we are accompanied by many people. Therefore, even though the occurrence of gas or passing flatus is not a serious condition, it can cause a lot of embarrassment for us.
Every person in the world has gas and gas pains, and every health person passes gas minimum 12 times a day. However, there are people who have problems with excessive gas and gas pains, which further lead to the occurrence of severe pain in the abdomen.
Symptoms of gas and gas pain
Passing gas can be voluntary and involuntary, and the gas can be expelled from the body either through belching - though the mouth, or on the other side, though the anus as flatus.
The gas pain occurs in the abdomen and it can be so very severe that is can be sometimes mistaken for heart disease, appendicitis or gallstones. Abdominal cramps and abdominal distension or bloating are some of the symptoms that usually go along with gas pain.
A doctor should be consulted when the gas is so excessive and accompanied by several other serious symptoms, which prevent the person from leading a normallife.
Causes of gas and gas pain
The gas accumulates in the lower intestine tract when we swallow it while we eat and drink, as well as when we are nervous or chew gum. Furthermore, the gas is also a byproduct of the bacterial breaking down of the carbohydrates in the small intestine. Furthermore, the consummation of the foods high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as drinking of carbonated beverages causes the forming of the gas in the stomach.
Excess gas is also a symptom of many medical conditions like Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and constipation as well. Antibiotics, excessive use of laxatives and the body’s intolerance to certain substances are also potential causes for the formation of the gas in the stomach. When all these above mentioned culprits lead to the excessive gas formation and when the person cannot expel the gas out of the body the, the pain occurs.
Remedies for gas and gas pain
There are a few effective home remedies that can successfully relieve the gas pain. The solution of two spoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of warm water is highly recommended. Furthermore, the person with gas pain should massage the stomach with fennel oil or drink a solution of baking soda and warm water.