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The 10 Best Home Remedies For Getting Rid Of Gas And Bloating
With the wide array of foods that we have at our disposal, just about everyone is prone to episodes of gas. Some are more intense than others and usually don’t present any cause for concern. A simple burp or a little flatulence will clear your system. But there are cases where people have had enough gas built up that they thought they were having a heart attack! A little pressure placed on the chest releases the gas bubble and everything goes back to normal within minutes.
There are some cases that may cause you more discomfort for longer periods of time. In fact, built up gas could mean you have a more serious condition, such as reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, or celiac disease. If you are someone who is prone to built-up gas, you may already have some over-the-counter products in your medicine cabinet. But before you reach for that bottle, check out our top list of 10 natural remedies that can help you avoid succumbing to generic medications.
1. Baking soda mixed with lemon water
This remedy can be taken as directed, but each element can do just as well on its own. Raising your intake of water will help prevent you from bloating and help your bodily functions run more smoothly. Lemon water taken first thing in the morning helps to detoxify your system and allows your liver to work at its optimum level. The juice of half a lemon in 8 ounces of warm water will do the trick. If you decide to add the baking soda to the lemon water, you should enjoy quick relief from your gassy condition. A half teaspoon of baking soda in 4 ounces of water will cause you to begin belching which means the gas is breaking down.
2. Deep breathing
One of the ways that we become bloated and end up with excess gas in our stomachs is by taking in too much air. Becoming stressed out and hyperventilating, as well as chewing gum, can create a gassy condition. The first thing you might want to do is to sit back, relax, and take some deep breaths. When you are able to return your breathing back to a normal pattern, you may feel that the bloating and gas are dissipating.
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