Stomach bloating – three easy remedies to get rid of trapped wind pain at home

By | January 6, 2019

Stomach bloating has affected most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS.

It can make the stomach feel stretched, puffy, and just generally uncomfortable and painful.

The condition can be caused by eating certain foods that cause trapped wind, or by eating too much in one go.

But, one of the easiest ways to get rid of trapped wind pain and tummy aches is to do a quick yoga pose.

The ‘half-bound squat’ yoga pose should be carried out right before you go to bed, said nutritionist Maeve Madden.

The pose begins by placing your feet slightly further apart than shoulder-width, she said.

Point your get outwards away from each other, and then bend your knees so you’re in a full squat position.

You should make sure to keep your back straight while squatting for the best effect, said Madden.

She added: “Bring your hands together in front of you, so that your elbows are touching your knees. Returned to your starting position and repeat.”

If yoga isn’t your thing, you could also help to relieve your stomach bloating by drinking a cup of dandelion tea.

The beverage is a mild diuretic, that aims to reduce the amount of water in the body, and subsequently relieving stomach bloating.

Everyone should aim to drink a glass of dandelion tea every single day, said TV’s Dr Oz.

“Dandelion tea is a mild diuretic that will also help get rid of the water your body is holding onto.

“It stimulates bile to help break down fatty meals that also make you bloated.”

Alternatively, try adding more magnesium to your diet to get rid of your stomach pain, it’s been claimed.

Magnesium helps to fight fluid retention, which also helps the body to expel any trapped gas.

Snacking on a handful of nuts could help to boost the amount of magnesium in your body.

Swallowing air may also lead to trapped wind, added the NHS. You could swallow air by talking and eating at the same time, or even by chewing gum.

Eating regular meals and downsizing your portion sizes should help to ward off painful stomach swelling.

You should see a GP if your bloating symptoms persist, said the NHS.

Bloating, and persistently feeling full, are key signs of ovarian and bowel cancer, it added.

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