Intestinal gas or stomach gas mainly consists of odorless vapors such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and now and then methane.
These stomach gases are released either by burping or passing air through the rectum. Having gas in your stomach is very common but it can create discomfort and embarrassment
You can find great relief once you understand its causes.
Stomach gas consists of gases present in the esophagus, small intestine, and large intestine and forms because of swallowed air and the normal breakdown of undigested foods by bacteria present in your colon or large intestine.
One of the most common reasons of stomach gas is swallowing of air. Generally, you swallow air in small amount while eating, drinking and talking,
But drinking or eating speedily and smoking, can get more air to be swallowed. The swallowed air exits your stomach by burping or belching. The left-behind gas starts to move to your small intestine.
The gas gets absorbed partly here and a small quantity of it travels to your large intestine from where it is released through your rectum.
Because of the shortage or absence of certain enzymes in your small intestines, your body may not absorb and digest some carbohydrates such as starches, sugar and dietary fiber present in foods. This is a reason why diet for stomach gas does not include such foods.
Undigested food passes into your large intestine. In the large intestine, the harmless and naturally occurring bacteria break down the food.
This creates gases such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide and in some people methane also. These gases then exit through the rectum.
There are certain types of foods including fruits and vegetables are difficult for your body to digest and absorbed. Here is a list of specific foods appropriate for this description.
- Some Starchy foods such as potatoes and pasta
- Milk, yogurt and other dairy products
- Wheat and oat bran
- Soda, gum or hard candy or any food sweetened with artificial sweetener.
- Some fruits like bananas, peaches, pears, and apples
- Some vegetables like beans, peas, cabbage, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms
- Raisins and melons
- Aerated and fruit drinks sweetened with fructose
- Lentils and beans.
Not all of the above-mentioned foods give you excessive gas, and you may find completely different foods may cause you gassy Check what food doesn’t suit you and try to eliminate that from your diet.
Controlling the diet may not be in your hands so you may take help of Colon Hydrotherapy or Colon Cleansing Services in Gurgaon at Pristyn Care Laser Clinic. Monthly colon cleansing may prevent you to become gassy and may improve the digestion function.
Also Read: Colon Hydrotherapy for an Improved Health