I'm in High School. My meals consist mainly of dairy and grains with fruit, peanut butter a lot... sometimes chicken.
My problems are that a lot of the time i get self conscious about my breathing. I feel that sometimes i breath wrong and i feel a lump, that goes into my throat that disappears and creates noise. If i swallow too sometimes, my throat will create a noise too.
Also when i put my head on the desk and breath, air comes up through my mouth and it is so uncomfortable.
I also produce A LOT of saliva. I am constantly swallowing which makes me extra self conscious.
I am mainly annoyed/ concerned about why my stomach is CONSTANTLY making noise and travelling to my throat. Sometimes when i inhale and my stomach goes out and creates a loud and deep noise.
The loud noises that you are concerned about are normal physiological sounds associated with movement of gas within the stomach and intestines. Such sounds are termed as borborygmus.
Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either âthrough the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus).
In your case, excess production of gas resulting in your symptoms are probably due to indigestion related issues, Gastric reflux disorder, irregular dietary habits, or ingestion of excess gas while eating.
To relieve your symptoms, you might need to avoid foods that make your symptoms increase. Adopting a healthy dietary practices and a good exercise regimen will also improve your intestinal motility.
Some tips to help your symptoms include:-
1. Reducing intake of hot spicy and Fat rich foods, fried foods, is very important.
2. Try eating a little more slowly. When you eat fast, you swallow extra air with your food. Try to not talk while eating. Extra air while eating can lead to belching and gas production.
3. Eating at the same time each day and eating smaller meals more frequently may be beneficial as well.
4. Try to eat a balanced diet. Foods with high fiber may initially increase gas production. However, the this will decrease over time.
5. It is better not to drink fluids with your food. Drinking fluids with meals can increase your air intake and increase gas.
6. Avoid major gas producing foods like -
- Vegetables: Onions, Celery, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumber, Cabbage,Cauliflower, Radishes , potatoes and eggplant.
- Beans, peas, Green salads, brown rice and leeks
- Fruits like - Raisins, Bananas, Apricots, Prunes, dried fruit
- Carbohydrates rich foods like - Bagels, Wheat Germ, Pretzels, etc.
7. Taking probiotic supplements and activated charcoal tablets (Charcoal, Charcocaps), will help to absorb the excess gas.
If the symptoms are not helped by the above measures, then you may benefit by a consultation with your doctor for a proper medical examination and proper advice.
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