Since intestinal gas and bloating can be uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing, it would be helpful to learn what you can do to ease your symptoms. Sometimes it requires a diet change, other times an over-the-counter product. Gas and bloating are symptoms that most people experience at one time or another, but rarely discuss openly how they deal with it. Here is a place to do just that: Learn what other people do to ease gas and bloating and share your favorite gas-reducing tip. Share Your Tips
Lay And Chew!
- Lay down flat as can be on your stomach and chew really minty gum, such as peppermint, spearmint, or wintergreen!
- —Guest Marg
- In case you ever pass out gas , just blow it away and people near you will never have to deal with the bad smell. Dont make it too obvious but a gentle blow should be fine in saving your dignity at least.
- —Guest BS
real 100% honey and water
- after dinner or before u go to sleep by two or three hours take 3 spoons of honey in a cup of water... AND in the morning after u use the bathroom try to take 2 spoon of lemon in 8oz water and drink it .
gas & bloating
- I have had constipation problems since childhood. With time it has gotten worse,
The gas comes and goes and the bloating is most uncomfortable. I use gas-x from time to time, but the gas gets trapped and it becomes extremely painful. I made a wrap for myself to help relieve the gas because I didn't want to take medication day and night. It works with pressure and it pushes the gas out.
- one thing i don't have is that gassy pain, it's just gas and bowel movements and the restroom beats every drug.lol
- Laying on your right side helps release trapped gas. If you lay on your left side it will cause the pain to increase.
- —Guest Hannah B
- Sports do relieve my bloating, each time i bloat, i go for a 1 hr swim...
- —Guest Warren wan
- I have only recently discovered that hot baths work wonders for a bloated and uncomfortable tummy. The fuller the bath the better. Try laying in different positions too.
- —Guest Skellyblob
- I find moving around helps relieve the gas. Someone else mentioned Yoga. I like Tai Chi. It is great for massaging those internal organs to help the gas speed along and get out. So is ballroom dancing, of all things. Do a nice Latin dance with lots of cuban motion and the gas is gently encouraged to work its way out! Honest! (And you have fun and get your exercise at the same time!)
- —Guest Esther
Gas & Bloating
- I find that taking Psyllium husk prior to eating & peppermint capsules after eating help, you must however not eat any foods associated with IBS, e.g. red meat, red wine, but this is an occupational hazard of having IBS.
- —Guest Lori
- My favorite thing to drink when symptoms arrive is warm green tea. It helps immediately.
- —Guest Tea lady
Activated charcoal; my saving grace
- I order Activated Charcoal capsules online as it is more cost-saving. Two capsules as I need it; some days I don't, others I may take several throughout the day. If you can take them BEFORE you have symptoms, such as taking before you eat something irritating, then you will be ahead of the game. It has helped me feel more in control of the situation.
- —Guest yellowrose
- I find that although I can't eat most stuff, I use a probiotic, peppermint tea and psyllium husk.
- —Guest angy
Walking & Peppermint
- I hate getting bloated and it usually happens when I have overeaten. I do 2 things to ease the bloat 1) walk around, even the house for 10 minutes, or simply stand while watching TV. 2) sip hot peppermint tea (hot as in temperature, not spiciness).
- —Guest KimEatandBe
Fennel Tea Helps
- Fennel tea, which can be bought at health food stores, is great for relieving gas and bloating. Also... some people are allergic to dairy products. You can stop the bloating before it starts by avoiding these foods. You can try going without dairy for about a week, and then when you re-introduce it into your diet, you'll see whether that was the cause of your discomfort.
- —Guest Gloria