Trapped Wind

Although our bodies produce gas as part of the process of digesting the food we eat, occasionally gas can become trapped in the bowel causing pain and discomfort in the stomach and abdomen. Trapped wind in itself isn’t dangerous, but it can cause embarrassment and displeasure from the associated symptoms. Our treatments for trapped wind can help you get back to normal and ease your day-to-day life.

Trapped Wind
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What is Trapped Wind and how is it caused?

Although we don’t always like to talk about it with others, trapped wind is actually a very common condition caused by a built up of pressure in the stomach or abdomen. You can suffer from trapped wind in various areas of your digestive system, leading to an array of uncomfortable symptoms such as a bloated stomach, bloated abdomen, burping and flatulence.

Trapped wind is caused by swallowing small amounts of air as we eat food, drink water, or swallow saliva. Gases also accumulate during food digestion and needs to be released through burping or flatulence.

However, causes of trapped wind can often vary from person to person. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may cause repeated episodes of trapped wind as part of their associated symptoms.

Food intolerances, such as to wheat or lactose, can further cause a range of gut problems such as trapped wind due to them irritating the digestive system.

Moreover, certain ‘gassy’ foods are well known culprits for inducing trapped or excessive wind. Baked beans, certain vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and leeks, as well as high fatty foods, can all trigger gut problems.

Treatment for Trapped Wind

If you are understandably reluctant to go into your local pharmacy and speak to someone about how to get rid of trapped wind, then Medical Specialists® Pharmacy can help you. Our treatments can ease the discomfort associated with trapped wind and help you get on with your day to day life.

There are also many other things you can try to ease your trapped wind; simple things that may prove effective. For example, drinking plenty of water each day may help get things moving. Warm water with peppermint oil has also shown to work for trapped wind. However, check with existing medical complaints or medicines you are taking before having peppermint oil.

Massaging your lower abdomen area could help to get the wind moving, as could going for a walk. This uses gravity to get the gas out of your body.

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