Trapped Wind is a common condition that causes pain or discomfort, usually as a result of pressure in your stomach or abdomen which makes you feel bloated and wanting to pass wind. Trapped wind in your abdomen can be caused by excess swallowed air moving from the stomach into the intestines where it can make you feel bloated until the air is released as flatulence. If you wear clothes that fit tightly around your waist this will increase the pressure on your abdomen and make you even more uncomfortable. Another cause of abdominal bloating is gas produced by bacteria in your colon as they break down the residue from the small intestine. Most of this gas is absorbed into your blood stream, the rest is released as flatulence.
Virtually everyone suffers from trapped wind at some point in their lives but many people are too embarrassed to admit it, mainly because the symptoms include bloating, gurgling noises and flatulence. The most common symptoms of trapped wind are: A bloated stomach or abdomen Feeling uncomfortably full after eating Rumbling or gurgling noises in your stomach or abdomen Flatulence
Causes and Prevention
Trapped wind can be triggered by a number of different things, from eating too quickly to wearing clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Here are some of the common causes of trapped wind. By avoiding these activities it is possible to reduce your chances of suffering from the symptoms of trapped wind. Eating too quickly or eating on the move Gulping down drinks Drinking a lot of liquid with a meal Feeling tense or under stress Chewing gum Smoking