Bloating of the abdomen is the result of excess gas in the stomach and intestines. Normal levels of gas are taken care of through the natural processes of belching and flatulence. If they are not expelled naturally a tightness and fullness results that can range from mild discomfort to serious pain. The reasons for bloating are in two general categories. Swallowing an unusual amount of air is one category of problems and the other being digestive problems or disease that creates gas in the digestive system.
The latter could include a digestive system infection, IBS, GERD, Crohn’s, peptic ulcers, celiac disease or an intolerance to certain foods. Also during normal digestion some foods will cause an unusual amount of gas for some individuals, for more information see Flatulence. Swallowing too much air is the other general category and can be the result of:
• A nervous habit of swallowing air
• Talking while eating
• Eating too quickly
• Drinking through a straw
• Poor fitting dentures
• Drinking carbonated drinks and beer
• Chewing gum
• Sucking on hard candy
Relief will include dealing with the immediate pain and discomfort and understanding the root cause and addressing that long term.
Immediate relief: Rub Digest Zen or a blend of Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary on the tummy area
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