How to Control Your Gas and Bloated Stomach

How to control your gas and bloated stomach.
Jordan Bayliss - InnerHealth



Quickly Cure Gas and Bloating

It can be uncomfortable to have a lot of gas and a bloated stomach, which makes you feel irritable and could make fitting into your clothes a real pain but it can also highlight digestive issues that are actually quite easy to resolve.

Alongside these simple changes Colonic irrigation clears gas and bloating and can help transform how you feel about your body through better digestion and weight loss, better skin and less headaches, improvements to your mood, daily energy levels, and your mental health.

A colonic is the perfect treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, and most importantly having regular colonic hydrotherapy reduces your risk of chronic disease and illness.

What Causes Bloating?

Digestive issues.

Constipation, food allergies and intolerances can lead to bloating. When the large bowel gets backed up with stool, it can cause bloating and a feeling of discomfort. Extra gas also builds up behind the stool, making the bloating even worse.


Fizzy drinks, consuming too much salt or sugar, and not enough fibre in your diet can all cause bloating.

Hormonal changes. 

A lot of women can experience bloating before and during their periods due to hormonal changes and water retention.

Find out what really causes your bloated stomach.

People can use these simple steps to try to prevent bloating in the short-term; Jane - InnerHealth.”

Quick Tips

1. Go for a walk

Physical activity allows the bowels to move more regularly, which helps to release excess gas and stool. Getting the bowels to move can be very beneficial for a person who is feeling constipated. A walk around the block can provide quick relief from built up gas pressure.

2. Try abdominal massage

Massaging the abdomen can help to get the bowels moving and to gently move built up gas. Massage in the direction of the colon (or large intestine), so up at the right across and down at the left of the abdomen.

3. Try yoga poses

Certain yoga poses can contract and relax the muscles in the abdomen in a way that encourages the release of excess gas from the GI tract and this helps to reduce bloating.

Longer-term Solutions for Bloating

Quick fixes are not always effective for some types of bloating. If you have consistent gas and bloating, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help to resolve the causes and reduce bloating and gas over time.

People can use these simple steps to try to prevent bloating in the long-term:

1. Replace fizzy drinks with water

Fizzy, carbonated drinks contain carbon dioxide that builds up in the intestines and make you more bloated and gassy.

Sugars or artificial sweeteners in the diet cause gas and bloating so avoid these as well. Drinking water preferably room temperature helps to eliminates these issues, and helps to prevent constipation. Plus staying hydrated is also a great preparation before having a colon cleansing treatment.

2. Avoid chewing gum

The sugar alcohols in chewing gum often lead to bloating in some people as its more easy to swallow air while chewing and this can therefore lead to added gas and bloating.

3. Increase fibre gradually

Eating more fibre helps to prevent constipation and bloating. Most people do not get enough fibre, with Apparently only 5-10% of people in the Western world meeting recommended daily fibre intakes of 25 grams (g) for females and 38 g for males.

However, it is important to bear in mind that eating too much fibre or increasing it too quickly can often lead to even more bloating and gas.

Starting slowly and increasing your intake over several weeks to allow the body to adjust to this change in the diet is a good idea.

4. Daily Physical Activity

Frequent exercise can help the body move stool and gas out of the colon and can make bowel movements more regular. Exercise also helps the body to release sodium via sweating, which can help to reduce water retention.

It is important to drink plenty of water before and after exercising to stay hydrated, as well as before colonic treatment.

5. Trying probiotics

Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in our intestines. Taking a probiotic supplement like Micro Biom Combi can be beneficial in re-balancing the helpful colon bacteria and reduce those that can often cause gas and bloating.

Bloating and gas can be helped by the every day things we do, what we eat and drink as well as how fast we eat. At InnerHealth we always discuss diet and lifestyle with every appointment and give nutritional guidance for you to take home.

If you have any questions about the colonic irrigation process, or If you’d like to book an appointment, get in touch today. Alternatively, for the latest news, check out our digestive health blog.

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