Do you often experience a tightness in your abdomen that feels full and uncomfortable, sometimes even painful like it's twisted in knots? The bloated feeling can last a while, disrupting your normal activities.
There may be several reasons why your belly gets bloated:
Excessive gas from eating or drinking too fast, or too much fermentation in the intestines. Fermentation is a process where the gut bacteria digests carbohydrates, and too much fermentation is due to many carbohydrates (sugars) not being naturally absorbed earlier in the digestive process before reaching the gut bacteria.
Food intolerance that causes gas and digestive contents to build up. Some common carbohydrates (sugars) that people have difficulties digesting include lactose, fructose and the carbs in wheat and beans.
Constipation – not moving bowels regularly, or even when it's regular, you are straining when moving bowels, or the stools are hard like pebbles. The longer the stool stays in the colon, the more time bacteria have to ferment what's there, resulting in more gas and bloating.
Gut sensitivity – if you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gas can cause pain, cramps and diarrhoea.
Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestines that creates excess gas. Gut bacteria from the colon overflowing to the small intestines throws off the balance in the system.
Hormonal fluctuation – for some ladies, their menstrual cycle could cause temporary bloating, before and during the period. Bloating is also common during perimenopause due to the hormonal fluctuations.
If your symptoms continue to persist or worsen, coupled with fever and vomiting, you should seek medical attention to find out if it is something more serious, for example:
Ascites – build up of fluid in the abdominal cavity that could be due to liver disease, kidney or heart failure.
Pancreatic insufficiency – inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient digestive enzymes for proper digestion.
Gastritis or enteritis – inflammation of the stomach (gastritis) or intestines (enteritis) usually caused by bacterial infection, or consuming too much alcohol.
Cancer – ovarian, uterine, stomach, pancreatic or colon.
What helps to relieve bloating?
There are some remedies that may be helpful with bloating, but it is still essential to get the right medical attention if the problem is persistent. Drinking enough water through the day, doing some exercise, and taking some herbal teas like peppermint or ginger will definitely be beneficial for the digestive process. Some other ways that may help:
Peppermint oil – capsules for ingesting are useful to relax the intestinal muscles and aid in passing trapped stool and gas. Children and adults alike could also use Yu Yee Oil (Ruyi oil), massaged or rubbed onto the abdomen to relieve excess gas.
Probiotics – these are helpful to rebalance your gut bacteria, which will allow for better digestion and absorption of excess gasses.
Fibre supplements – if you do not have adequate fibre in your diet, taking fibre supplements will help you maintain a healthy digestive system and prevent or treat constipation. They may also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Do note that it is highly advisable to introduce fibre supplements gradually with a low dose and build up to the recommended daily intake, and lots of water.
Bioresonance – this therapy uses a device that passes helpful frequencies to your body to help get your systems in balance, so that your body can self-heal. There is no "one size fits all" treatment as every person's bloating issue may be caused by different things. Whether it is food intolerance, constipation, gut issues, bacteria or hormones, bioresonance therapy is able to individually test and treat the organs, or to eliminate frequencies of the substances that cause dysbalances and stress to the body. It is a great way to help the body with detoxification and bring the cells, organs and meridians to a good balance without any use of medication or drugs. If you would like to find out more, please contact Lynnette at 97282244 through Whatsapp/Telegram.