Most people experience some sort of bloating at some point in time. Some bloating after eating is completely normal. When it persists and starts to effect a person on a regular basis, then it needs further investigation. Intense bloating can be painful and very uncomfortable. Bloating occurs when the abdomen is full and tight. It makes you feel uneasy, often irritable and for some it also causes embarrassment.
It may make your belly look larger than normal, which may also feel tender or painful. When you bloat on a regular basis, it may be a sign of other problems. Sometimes some simple lifestyle changes and natural remedies are all that’s needed to prevent it from reoccurring. In order to curb bloating, first of all, it is important to determine its cause. Common triggers for bloating include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
- Other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)
- Food intolerance, sensitivity or allergy
- Certain medications
- Over eating
- Eating too fast
- Low digestive enzymes
- Low stomach acid
Regular physical activity makes the bowels move regularly. It helps to release excess gas and stool. Walking can provide fast relief from the pressure build up of gas, especially when you are constipated and bloated.
Some yoga poses encourage the release of excess gas from the gastrointestinal tract. Child’s pose, happy baby pose, forward folds and twists can all help people to quickly release gas.
Peppermint is an effective way to get relief from indigestion and bloating. Peppermint oil is useful for the treatment of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint capsules are also available to buy over the counter (OTC) at drug stores or online.
Taking a warm bath, soaking and relaxing provide relief for a sore abdomen and allow the gastrointestinal tract to function more effectively.
Colonic hydrotherapy with coffee enema is a powerful treatment to remove problematic constipation and release the gas that causes bloating. A minimum of three session is needed to clear most colons, some people, especially those experiencing long term constipation will need more treatments. Your therapist can discuss this with you as well as giving you the right recommendations in terms of probiotics and bowel cleansers to help with relief away from the clinic. You can book in for your colonic hydrotherapy appointment here, or speak to our expert beforehand.
Get free online health advice from our gut health specialist who understands the natural and effective healing methods to overcome bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. When you book in with an expert consultant you receive individualized nutrition plans tailored to your specific needs. You can also discuss detoxing with or without colonic hydrotherapy, time out with yoga, or relaxation, and much more. We offer a fully holistic approach to healing the gut, the entire body, and the mind too.