Fix Your Gas, Acidity And Bloating – Dr. Vivek Joshi

The best way to tackle bloating is to determine its cause. Common triggers for bloating include:
Digestive issuesConstipationfood allergies, and intolerances can lead to bloating. When stool becomes backed up in the large bowel, it can cause bloating and a feeling of discomfort. Excess gas may also build up behind the stool, making the bloating worse.
Diet. Fizzy drinks, too much salt or sugar, and not enough fiber in the diet can all cause bloating.
Hormonal changes. Many people experience bloating before and during their periods due to hormonal changes and water retention.Peppermint oil capsules may also be helpful for indigestion and related gas. Manufacturers usually market them as a treatment for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but people without IBS can also use them to relieve bloating.
Peppermint works by relaxing the intestinal muscles, which allows gas and stool to move along more effectively. People should always follow the instructions on the packet. Anyone who is prone to heartburn may need to avoid peppermint.
Peppermint capsules are available to buy over the counter (OTC) at drug stores or online.Massaging the abdomen can help to get the bowels moving. A massage that follows the path of the large intestine is especially helpful. People can follow the steps below to do this:
Placing the hands just above the right hip bone.
Rubbing in a circular motion with light pressure up toward the right side of the ribcage.
Rubbing straight across the upper belly area toward the left rib cage.
Moving slowly down toward the left hip bone.
Repeating as necessary.
If the massage causes any pain, it is best to discontinue it immediately.