- Bloating and flatulence can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. They are caused by excessive gas accumulation in the digestive tract (stomach or intestine).
- Intestinal gases are usually caused by the fermentation of undigested foods in the colon.
- Gases can also form when the digestive system does not end the digestion process of certain food components, such as gluten or sugar in dairy products and fruits.
- When intestinal gas is not eliminated by eructation or flatulence, it can accumulate in the stomach or intestine, resulting in abdominal volume increase.
Tips to reduce bloating and flatulence:
First of all, it's about changing eating habits and lifestyle:
- Avoiding food that causes intestinal gas: beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, fruits (apples, peaches, pears), green lettuce, banana, peas, lentils, onions, white bread, carbonated beverages.
- Reducing the consumption of fatty foods. Fats slow down digestion by prolonging the fermentation process of foods.
- Temporarily reduction of the consumption of high fiber foods. Fiber helps digestion, but many of the fiber-rich foods are gas-producing.
- Having meals in a quiet place - adequate diet.
- Introducing a physical exercise program. A short walk after a meal can be helpful.
Second, we can use simeticone or active carbon to reduce bloating and flatulence:
- is the first combination in Romania that contains simeticone and also active carbon, having a double anti-bloating effect and anti-flatulence in just 15 minutes, with no adverse effects seen in the medium or long term.
- Simeticone is a well-known substance, studied and widely used for more than 50 years in the practice of treating unpleasant symptoms caused by bloating and flatulence and for preparing patients for imaging investigations in the abdominal region.
- Simeticone lowers the surface tension on the surface of the gas bubbles, favoring bubble burst, which helps to absorb or remove the gas outside.
- Simeticone has a purely physical mode of action, it has no known side effects.
- Simeticone is not absorbed, leaves the body unchanged after it has gone through the gastrointestinal tract. It is not metabolized and does not interfere with gastric secretion or absorption of nutrients.
- Active carbon is a good absorbent and retains the gas on its surface by favoring its removal.
Kebene Plus! And the state of well-being returns!
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