When gas does not pass through flatulence or belching, it can build up in the intestines and stomach and result in bloating. Bloating can cause swelling of the abdominal area and is followed by stomach pain and cramps. Though it is not a serious ailment, experiencing bloating on a regular basis can be burdensome and hinder your day-to-day activity.
Commons reasons of bloating and stomach pain
How does food intolerance cause Stomach Pain and Bloating After Eating?
One of the most common causes of stomach bloating is intolerance to certain types of food. Foods such as milk, fructose, gluten and milk can trigger symptoms of bloating in your body. It is advisable to avoid these foods if you frequently experience bloating or stomach pain after eating them.
How does overeating cause Stomach Pain and Bloating after eating?
When you overeat, your body is not able to effectively break down the food components and this results in bloated or distended stomach. Instead of taking huge meals throughout the day, if possible, try to eat small meals during the day to give ample time to your stomach to digest your food.
How does a deficiency of digestive enzymes cause Stomach Pain and Bloating after eating?
Your body needs digestive enzymes to absorb nutrients from the food you take. An inadequate enzyme availability manifests itself in constipation, gas, bloating, excess weight, stomach pain and many other digestive disorders. Taking digestive supplements will help to minimize the deficiency of enzymes in your body and build a stronger digestive system.
How does irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cause Stomach Pain and Bloating after eating?
IBS is a common functional disorder of the gut. It also causes swelling or bloating of the abdomen accompanied by mild to severe pain. You can treat IBS with healthy changes in your lifestyle and by maintaining a well-balanced diet. Avoiding or limiting food that triggers IBS can also help to control the symptoms of IBS.
How does constipation cause Stomach Pain and Bloating after eating?
Constipation is one the most common digestive complaint. Constipation causes the stomach to bloat and results in a ?tight belly' combined with abdominal pain. Bloating usually occurs when gas gets trapped behind slow moving stool and keeps building up resulting in a bloated stomach. Drinking ample amounts of water and inclusion of high-fiber food can help alleviate stomach pain caused by constipation.
How does acid reflux cause Stomach Pain and Bloating after eating?
Sometimes after eating, digestive juices or stomach acid backflows in esophagus, and results in acid reflux. Acid reflux makes you feel bloated in the upper belly especially after eating meals. It can also make you burp excessively or feel nauseous within an hour of eating your meal. You can drink fizzy drinks or carbonated water to relieve the pressure from gas buildup in the stomach.
How to treat stomach pain and bloating?
Changes in lifestyle habits or dietary decisions can go a long way in curing bloating or stomach ache. These simple tips may help you to combat bloating and contribute towards healthy lifestyle:
- Drink plenty of water to flush down sodium and fluids from your body. Alternatively, you can also drink herbal tea like peppermint or chamomile to help bloating go down.
- Exercise regularly to help the gas pass down through your system more quickly. Simple exercises such as walking or jogging will help expel the gas from your body.
- Take magnesium-rich foods such as leafy greens, vegetables or nuts to reduce fluid retention that leads to bloating.
- Eat probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi or other fermented foods to encourage the growth of friendly bacteria in your stomach.
- If possible, try to avoid smoking. Limiting or avoiding the intake of salts, starches and artificial sweeteners can also help to fend off bouts of gas and reduce bloating.
- Additionally, you may consider taking Ranitidine 75mg Tablets or Kaolin & Morphine Mixture to provide effective relief to ease an upset stomach.