It usually feels like it gets worse towards the night time, but I feel like I have had this on and off for almost a year. Sometimes I go weeks without this feeling, and then it comes back and I don't know how long it will stick around for this time.
I get extreme bloating, and when I try suck in my stomach/abdomen it feels very tight and sometimes quite painful. It kind of feels like somebody is tightening my abdomen by the sides. It then comes to a bubbling feeling in my bowel area (I think) and sometimes sounds like a stomach rumble sound. Also gas builds up and it feels extremely uncomfortable and it feels like if I relax it will all come out as a sound..very embarrassing and and uncomfortable feeling! Can anybody help or relate?
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.
Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either through the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus). The flatus if smells bad, is due to fermentation process of the colon contents, which generates sulphur gases, which produces that foul odor.
The best way to prevent this condition is via dietary and lifestyle changes.
1. Eat slowly by chewing the foods properly. This reduces the amount of air ingested while eating & also facilitates carbohydrate digestion.
2. Pay attention to the kind of food you have been eating lately. This would help identify specific foods that cause bad stomach gas and then cut down its consumption.
3. In addition to the above methods, Activated charcoal, probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for intestinal or stomach gas relief. Activated charcoal tablets have the best effect in relieving your symptoms.
But, if the problem persists for a long time, you may consider to consult your physician for an examination and diagnostic tests for digestive and absorption disorders.
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