5 Reasons You Have Abdominal Gas All the Time

January 2, 2019
Are you always gassy? If you get gas a lot and eating differently doesn't seem to change the situation, try tea and see a specialist about your particular case.

Abdominal gas is one of the most annoying and uncomfortable digestive conditions.

It may appear for a wide variety of reasons. However, the most important aspect of your lifestyle that affects it is your diet.

Generally, the discomfort you feel when you have abdominal gas is on a personal or social level. After all, it has to come out some way, whether by burping or by flatulence.

We all know how unpleasant it is to be at a get-together or at someone’s house spending time with family when you have abdominal gas.

If this happens to you, you can drink certain teas, like peppermint or spearmint. The most important thing is to avoid eating foods that are causing the issue.

Learn all about them in this article.

1. Identify which foods cause the problem

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First of all, you need to determine which foods are causing the issue so you can avoid them in the future.

This intestinal problem doesn’t happen the same way for everyone. It always depends on each individual’s tolerance for certain foods.

That’s why it’s important to be aware of what you’ve been eating before the abdominal gas shows up.

Remember that not everyone processes food the same way. So just because your friend can’t eat seeds doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, either.

Some of the most likely culprits are:

  • Coffee
  • Beans (garbanzos, lentils, green beans)
  • Spicy foods like chili peppers
  • Fatty foods
  • Soda or alcoholic beverages
  • Foods with lactose, including yogurt
  • Spices like curry
  • Nuts and fruit (apples, bananas, peaches, grapes)

Check this out, too: 7 Natural Anti-Gas Remedies to Fight Flatulence

2. Psychological issues

People who get attacks of anxiety, nervousness, or stress, or who binge eat, may experience episodes of excessive flatulence or burping.

Because of this, we recommend not only watching what you eat but also how you eat. Take your time.

Keep an eating schedule and dine without a rush.

3. Medication

This shows medication tablets in someone's hands.

Some medications inhibit digestive enzymes, making it likely that you’ll experience gas when you’re on the treatment.

Figure out if the beginning of your treatment coincided with the beginning of your gas problems.

If so, talk to your doctor and ask if the two things could be related. If they could be, she’ll tell you whether it’s a good idea to change medication or whether there is a treatment available to protect your stomach.

However, it’s important to not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor, even if you do see a link between it and your gases.

4. Intestinal problems

Although it’s likely that your issues with gas are related to your diet, you should also pay attention to how frequently it’s occurring. Sometimes, gas is a warning sign that something isn’t right in your body.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition with a main symptom of excessive gas at night.

This syndrome involves intolerance to many foods. With IBS, you’ll have episodes of gas accompanied by a lot of abdominal pain and nausea.

5. Intestinal bacteria

Abdominal gas may give you abdominal discomfort.

Food goes on a surprising journey as it passes through your body.

When it moves from the small intestines to the large intestines, food is partially digested, which activates intestinal bacteria.

When the bacteria starts to work, gas may accumulate and then look for a way out.

We recommend reading: Natural Remedies to Eliminate Flatulence

What do I do if I already have abdominal gas?

There are certain common recipes you can use to fight an upset stomach caused by gas.

The most common and effective are teas made with:

  • Chamomile
  • Anise
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Ginger
  • Fennel

Try each one until you find one that helps. They might all be helpful in their own way and tend to not cause problems.

You can also try taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water.

What do I do if I have too much gas?

If you get gas all the time and it’s getting out of hand and no home treatment is working, we advise seeing a gastroenterologist.

This is the specialist you need to get a proper diagnosis.

As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons you may be experiencing gas, so it’s best to pay attention to see what’s causing your particular case.

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