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How To Treat Belly Bloat

Introduction

In order to treat belly bloating, one should first know what belly bloating is, and the proper precautions to prevent a future stomach bloat. Belly bloating or stomach bloating is any unusual swelling in the abdominal region. This swelling is often accompanied by pain; sometimes tolerable, and sometimes excruciating. Often the patient also complains of shortness of breath. It is very easy to confuse belly bloating with a pain in the heart, or a problem of the appendix or gallbladder. The patient usually feels that he is full and therefore does not eat properly. The primary cause of belly bloating is gases being trapped in your small intestine. However, there could be other causes as well, such as deficiency of hydrochloric acid in your stomach, or the deficiency of digestive enzymes. In any case, the end result is the same: impeded digestion. A belly bloat should not be taken lightly, but at the same time, should not be considered lethal either. It is very treatable.

Step 1

Belly bloating was first discovered when all of a sudden a few men started to look like they were due in four months. This of course raised a lot of peculiar questions. On a more serious note though, belly bloating is not restricted to men, but is equally likely to appear in women as well. There are ongoing debates on the sort of approach that should be made for the treatment of a belly bloat. Some prefer the use of medicines, whereas others feel that a simple use of natural herbs and fruits could very much do the job. The difference though is that medicines are preferred since they are fast in action, but are likely to come with lots of side-effects.

Step 2

One of the best ways to prevent belly bloating is to take a walk every day. A simple 15 minute walk everyday can be a real life saver. Walking helps with the process of digestion. Next in the line of treatment and prevention is drinking lots of water. You don’t need to pour down gallons though (you might seriously kill yourself if you do). Drinking 8-10 glasses of water is considered healthy and should be made a regular habit since it comes with numerous benefits.

Step 3

To aid with the digestion process, it is most recommended to eat fruits and vegetables because they are rich in fiber. Fiber helps a lot with the digestion process and hence prevents belly bloat. They don’t joke around when they say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Improper digestion can also be the result of eating too much, or not chewing enough when you eat. Therefore, no matter how hungry you are, do not be in a rush to throw food down your esophagus; always be patient and considerate of your digestive system.

Tips

In the case of a bloat being caused due to insufficient intestinal bacteria, there are medicines such as Probiotica that can be used; however, it is recommended that you make use of medicines only when they have been prescribed to you by a proper physician. The use of fruits and vegetables to cure a disease is much appreciated, but playing around with medicines and trying to be the doctor of you is highly discouraged.

By Amara, published at 01/24/2012
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