A painful pang in the chest sometime during the day can cause you to wonder, heart attack? Yes, they are very painful indeed, and no, it is probably not a heart attack!
Before you press the panic button and create a hullabaloo, you should learn about what is known as gas pain. This usually affects the chest and the stomach area, and can drive you insane.Normally this is not a sign of any disease; however abdominal pain or pressure can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, and may incorrectly suggest appendicitis or gallstones.
Here are some ways in which you can get rid of gas pain naturally, but before that we should take a look at the causes for gas pain.
The air that you swallow every time you eat or drink, feel nervous, eat fast, or chew gum could reach your lower digestive tract.
Antibiotics disrupt the normal bacterial flora in your bowel, and may cause excess gas.
Excess gas can also be caused due to excess of laxative use.
Apart from the above mentioned causes of gas pain you are also susceptible to it if you eat too much of high fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, carbonated beverages such as soda and beer, and if you are intolerant to certain foods.
Drinking a cup of warm peppermint tea helps to soothe gas pain. It has also been found that chamomile tea could also ease stomach discomfort. Chewing on fennel seeds after meals can also reduce gas formation.
Consuming activated charcoal tablets before and after meals has been found helpful in healing gas pain. You can try probiotic supplements as well.
Massage your stomach with fennel oil to treat gas pain and bloating.
You may also try and do some exercise, like the side twist, where you will need to get in the boxing stance and twist side to side. Repeat this 10 times.
You also can raise your hands over your head and take deep breaths. You must breathe in your nose and then exhale from your month slowly. Repeat for a count of 10 times.
Try and induct a new routine that would have smaller meals instead of the traditional three meals a day. Also, be sure to eat slowly, and to chew the food well.
It is however important to visit a doctor if the pain persists and if it aggravates to greater heights, this is because the gas pain you are experiencing may not just be any gas pain. Be safe and take help.
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