Some people tend to suffer from gas and an inflamed colon (irritable bowel syndrome). In everyday life, it can be inconvenient to carry out work or personal activities.
Therefore, it is important that if symptoms persist or worsen, you consult a doctor to get the right professional care and timely treatment.
There are people who resort to home remedies to eliminate gas and empty the colon. Before doing this, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Tua Saude, a portal specializing in health care points out some options for easily combating these conditions at home.
The first recommendation of the specialized web portal is to drink fennel tea with lemon balm. This drink, taken three times a day, is one of the options for eliminating gas and relieving the discomfort that occurs in the abdomen due to the aforementioned accumulation.
- The following ingredients are required:
- 1 tablespoon of lemon balm.
- 1 tablespoon dill.
- 1 cup of water.
- 1 pot.
- Add the water to the pot together with the lemon balm and the slice.
- When it reaches its boiling point, remove from heat.
- Let it sit for ten minutes.
- Strain and serve.
- Consume unsweetened.
The second home remedy you recommend Tua Saude is to massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction.
How to do it?
Gently make circular movements in a clockwise direction, as if the gases are being pushed out.
The third alternative that the website advises is to compress the abdomen to get rid of gas quickly.
How to do it?
- Lay down on your back.
- Bend the legs over the abdomen, applying slight pressure.
Certain disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, known as “inflammatory bowel disease,” or celiac disease can cause various symptoms such as increased gas formation or pain when it occurs.
Some of the symptoms of gas pain are:
- Expulsion of gases.
- Pain, cramping, or feeling of a lump in the abdomen.
- Feeling of fullness or pressure in the abdomen (bloating).
- Visible increase in the size of the abdomen (bloat).
In the event that gas or the pain caused by it is intense and very frequent, it is important to consult a doctor, as it may indicate an underlying disease. Similarly, you should go to a health center in case of presenting the following signs:
- bloody stools
- Changes in stool consistency.
- Changes in the frequency of bowel movements.
- Losing weight.
- constipation or diarrhea
- Recurrent or persistent nausea or vomiting.
- Persistent abdominal pain.
- Chest pain.
Experts at Medline plus, the US National Library of Medicine website, explain that this is a very common condition and can occur at any age. Doctors are still unclear about its causes. “The gut is connected to the brain through hormonal and neural signals that pass back and forth between the gut and the brain.. They affect bowel function and symptoms. Nerves can become more active during times of stress, which can cause the intestines to be more sensitive and compress or shrink more.”
The symptoms of this disease can be worrying and cause discomfort, but in most cases they are not serious. In case of diagnosis of this condition, it is important to follow the medical recommendations. Their treatment usually involves a change in eating habits.
Its symptoms include:
- abdominal cramps.
Dietary changes are one of the recommendations that experts point to to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Medline Plus, The United States National Library of Medicine website states that you should avoid foods and beverages that stimulate the bowel (caffeine, tea, cola), eat smaller portions of food, and increase dietary fiber.