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Here at Chemist Direct we have some remedies for trapped wind and some advice on how to prevent an episode.

 

What is trapped wind?

 

What can cause trapped wind?

 

There are three main gas producers/causers:

 

- An imbalance in the populations of bacteria in the gut which can slow digestive transit causing an increase in gas production from over exertion.

Symptoms of trapped wind:

 

The most common symptoms of trapped wind are:

 
- Feeling uncomfortably full after eating
- Flatulence

 

- Avoiding food and drink that gives you gas.

- Eat slowly and chew your food.

 
 
There is usually no need to seek medical advice if you find you have trapped wind. But if an episode is prolonged and/or very painful then you should see your doctor.