Let’s be straightforward. This is a page about gas, so, that’s what it’s going to sound like it’s about. No dancing around the subject matter, no putting things tentatively, no shame, no giggling…ok a little giggling is fine. Call it whatever, gas, toots, breaking wind, farting, flatulence, air attack, the nether belch-we’re all referring to the same uncomfortable situation that crops up at the worst time-during a test in a silent room, or in a crowded elevator. Usually harmless, intestinal gas can be uncomfortable in more ways than one, and is a symptom rather than an illness itself. Because there are so many possible causes there are many ways to treat it, and you can usually find relief with simple natural remedies.
1. Drink some peppermint tea
Peppermint is great for soothing churning stomachs and easing gas pains. Its essential oil contains menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect of the smooth muscle of the digestive track. It also soothes nerves, and therefore can soothe stomachs that really feel the effect of nervousness and stress. Drink a cup after dinner to help keep things moving slowly.
You will need…
-1 bag of herbal peppermint tea
-1 cup or so of freshly boiled water
Steeping tea seems like something that’s simple enough, but there’s a proper way to go about it. We often times let the tea bag sit in the water for several minutes, then pull the bag and drink the liquid. This doesn’t allow all the goodness of the tea to infuse thoroughly, and we’re shorting ourselves a good chunk of the benefits. After you boil your water, pour it over the tea bag in a mug, and then cover the mug (a plate works fine.) Let it sit for a full 10-15 minutes. Remove the cover and take out the tea bag, squeezing it to get out every last bit of the healing mixture. If it’s too hot to grab, press it against the side of the mug with a spoon. Sip, relax, and enjoy.
2. Let ‘em loose
My first day in 9th grade I was terribly bloated for some reason. The whole day I held it all in, despite my stomach bubbling angrily. When I got off the bus at the end of the day to walk home I am pretty sure I made it back in half my usual time, powered by a self-made jet pack. The moral of the story: if you have gas, try not to hold it in. This isn’t always possible of course, but if you could nab a moment to yourself or run to the bathroom you’ll do yourself a favor. The air has to come out some way, and it’s only going to build up and get worse if you hold it in.
3. Ginger is a tummy tamer
Whether you’re nauseas, struggling with the stomach flu, or suffering from indigestion, chances are you’ve been given ginger in some form to help calm your upset tummy. It is capable of performing its wonders because of several different chemical components it possesses. Two chemicals-gingerols and shgaols- relax the intestinal track and ease any inflammation, while the root in its entirety act as a carminative-that is it prevents the formation of excess gas, or helps expel it.
You will need…
– 1 fresh gingerroot
-A grater (optional)
-1 cup of boiling water, if making tea
-Lemon and honey (optional)
There are several ways to make gingerroot tea but for gas, we liked this one. Get a medium sized piece of raw gingerroot that looks nice and fresh. Scrub it clean, much like a potato, under warm water. Slice 4-6 thin quarter sized pieces and place them in a large mug. Add a touch of honey or lemon if you like, and then pour very hot water over the slices. Don’t let it boil-turn off the kettle just before or immediately afterwards. Cover and steep for 10 minutes before enjoying. Drink a cup before or after a meal to help with digestion.
Another way to reap the benefits of ginger is to eat a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger before meals, or nibble a root throughout the day.
4. Crunch on caraway
For centuries caraway has been used to give trapped gas in the digestive track a little shove out the back door. In England from the Middle Ages onward, it has been reported to help gas “caused by wind trapped in the body.” Of course air is only part of it but, if you find yourself puffing up from too much trapped gas, munching on a small handful of caraway seeds straight, or caraway crackers if the taste is too strong, might help.
You will need…
-a pinch of caraway seeds OR several caraway crackers
When you feel bloated and you’re unable to pass gas, eat a pinch of caraway seeds or a few caraway crackers. If you suffer from regular bloating due to gas, try eating a pinch every morning until you feel you no longer need to.
5. Drink chamomile tea
If peppermint doesn’t suit your fancy, or doesn’t seem to work for you, chamomile is a good route to go. In Germany, a place where herbal treatments are used more frequently than in the west, they call chamomile alles zutraut which translates to “capable of anything,” because it is so useful. Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and just plain relaxing, chamomile can help with gas due to indigestion as well as heartburn, whereas peppermint is better for gas caused solely by indigestion.
You will need…
-1 bag of chamomile tea
-1 cup or so of freshly boiled water
-honey or lemon juice (optional)
Boil approximately 1 cup of water and pour over tea bag. Cover the mug, and let the tea steep for a full 10-15 minutes. Squeeze the bag to get out all the last bits of goodness, and add a bit of honey and lemon if you like. Avoid milk, which tends to trigger gas.
6. Eat pumpkin
Gas is usually caused by improper food digestion, which is why high fiber foods (like beans) often times create some issues with flatulence. Fiber is hard for us to digest, so it passes through our gut in bulk. When food does not break down in the small intestine, it goes into the large intestine where natural bacteria feasts on it. As a by-product of their munching they produce a variety of gases, which produces a whole range of problems for us. Pumpkin is helpful because it can reduce the amount of gas created. Eat along with any meal to nip your problem in the bud.
You will need…
-Around a cup of pumpkin, baked, steamed, or broiled OR whip up a different pumpkin recipe
Eat approximately 1 cup of pumpkin with your meal to ward off gas. You can have it baked, steamed, or broiled, or whip up a recipe all your own.
7. Activate yourself
Activated charcoal has helped a number of people with their gas, although no exact reason is known. It is thought that it’s because the activated charcoal is porous (its created like regular charcoal, but oxidized with hot steam or air that makes it develop pores) and these internal spaces are good at trapping chemicals, which is why it is used in the case of drug overdoses. One could apply the same train of thought to excess gas given off by bacteria in our intestines. If you want to see if this could be effective for you, talk to your doctor and read the dosing on the back of the packaging. There is powder, capsule, and tablet form.
8. Chew food thoroughly
Gas is created, in most cases, by food that we’re having a hard time breaking down. If you chew your food thoroughly you’ll digest it faster, and it will pass through your body with ease. That means it’s not sitting your intestines causing more and more gas that builds up and needs to be expelled.
9. Drink warm lemon water
A glass of warm lemon water every morning keeps the doctor away. It may not sound as good as “an apple a day” but it’s still a helpful habit. Lemon is good for you in a number of ways, including lending a hand when it comes to easing your gas pain. The acidity in lemon stimulates the production of HCL (hydrochloric acid) which is what breaks down our food. More HCL = food breaking down more efficiently = less bloating and gas. The water flushes your system and keeps your digesting tract moving along smoothly. This mixture also works as a mighty fine way to detoxify your entire body, because the lemon helps the livers enzymes work more efficiently.
You will need…
-3 fresh lemon wedges OR 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-A cup of water
When you wake up in the morning, before you eat and when you have an empty stomach, warm up one cup of water. It doesn’t need to be hot-just nice and toasty warm. Cut 3 slices of fresh lemon and squeeze the juice into the water. Give it a little stir and drink the whole glass. If you don’t have fresh lemon, substitute it with a tablespoon or so of lemon juice. You can adjust the amount of lemon you add, really, just make sure the water is cloudy.
10. Whip your diet into shape
Many of the foods we eat today, particularly in western culture, just spell trouble. Caffeine laden beverages, sugary sweets, fatty fried foods, and a number of other unsavory edibles mean that your doom is imminent. And by doom I mean having to pass gas in a crowded elevator that’s stopping at every floor. While it is without a doubt best to avoid these unhealthy triggers, healthy foods like beans and broccoli can cause gas too, thanks to their high fiber content. You can try to limit yourself when it comes to healthy culprit foods, but really focus on the unhealthy ones. You’ll feel better overall, and if you’re gassy, at least you know its natural gas…
11. Whip yourself into shape
Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, and combined make one of the most powerful remedies for a vast amount of ailments that plague us. A little daily dedication is going to take you a long, long, looooong way when it comes to feeling good. It will help your gas too, because gas is often caused by lifestyle and/or diet. If you exercise and move you are keeping your digestive tracts motility trucking along and expelling gas at a rate that won’t blow you away (pun I sent intended.) Most people experience flatulence on average 14 times a day no matter what, and exercise helps maintain that regularity.
12. Eat some anise seed
Anise has anti-spasmodic properties and helps to relax your digestive track, which has a tendency to react to stress in unpleasant ways. The relaxation also helps with cramping. It is also a carminative, which is just a fancy way to say that it is known to expel pent up gas and relieve the bloating that goes with it. Always check with your doctor, but parents with colicky babies have said providing anise seed in water often times brings relief to their children.
Gas is a natural part of life. We’ve developed a culture that shies away from it, makes it terribly embarrassing, and creates way more trouble than it’s worth. If you’re passing gas that means everything down there is working as it should. Think about how you feel when you’re bloated, and then imagine what it would be like if you never ever tooted. Awful. That being said, too much of anything is never a good thing. A gas leak can create all sorts of awkward and uncomfortable situations whether they should or not, and keeping some natural remedies in store can help keep you keep your digestion in line.
Random fact about flatulence
-There is a scientific area of medicine called “flatology,” which pretty much translates to, “the study of farts.” …..I am not sure I could handle the lectures.
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These are great! One side effect of eating healthy is that I get horrible gas. I LOVE ginger tea and drink it everyday. I am going to give the Charcoal a try. I have taken it for an upset stomach before, but never gas.
During all 3 of my pregnancies and every time its “that time of the month” I get terribly bloated and it just doesn’t make a lady feel too comfortable or confident with herself. I’ll be giving…oh…all of these a shot :p
Tumeric is another good home remedy for gas & bloating.
Hi can you please tell me how much Turmeric to use every day as I suffer from extreme bloating after everything I eat also do you mix anything with it. ?
I was told to take a teaspoon or tablespoon of mustard for gas because it has tumeric in it.
Peppermint tea and some free-choice baking soda (or drenched) is indicated for goats that have ‘bloat’ (gas in their rumen). Can be fatal. I love the ginger, caraway and anise seed ideas to have on hand. I have activated charcoal on hand too….just in case of bloat or eating something poisonous.
I am familiar with “bloat” in dogs prone to it (big, deep-chested, breeds) since I breed Danes but haven’t heard of it in goats. It’s nasty though.
For me (and my dogs) not eating too fast and chewing thoroughly helps with gas/bloating.
I am a post op gastric bypass of 10 years. Gas is part of my life. I love all the ideas here. I definitely have used the charcoal tabs, they work better than 10lbs of gasex. I get them at Walmart. I can’t wait to try some of the other ideas. Thanks for posting this as it makes me feel not so alone, or gross.
I had gastric bypass 4 years ago and I too deal with the gas. While most of the time its not stinky, its definitely uncomfortable.
i live in the netherlands and had a mini -bypass 3 year`s ago and also lots of gasses to deal with…my surgeon cant help me…..hope some of those tips will work…thank you
GAS, GAS, GAS, ….. I also had a Gastric Bypass, not only Gas, but I did suffer a major stroke…. my older son tells me just fart mom, so I do + blame it on my dog ( MOJO ) ha ha ha . . We have no need to feel gross, WE Are ALIVE ! THANKS CHRIS !
I also had gastric bypass 10 years ago and don’t regret it. I have lots of gas too. But there are a lot of things that I just can’t eat! Like rice and pasta. Do you have that problem too?
Really rice and pasta? Rice usually can help when you got an upset stomach and runs, so does bananas, sorry I’m not sure why they harm you though.
I am 14 years out from gastric bypass (RNY) and gas is a never ending battle.
I can eat rice, pasta & potatoes, but it is NOT WORTH the agony. The same with greasy, deep fried junk and ice cream. It is not worth the pain and embarrassment.
Eating a healthy diet helps keep my tummy/intestines calm and peaceful, but I have discovered in my journey that people eat so much crap: overly processed foods, too much sugar laden bread and deep fried everything – it is hard to explain to people about eating food WITH nutritional value versus all the junk out there.
I also had gastric surgery in 2008 I reasonly started having a lot of trapped gas where I push on my stomach to help release the trapped gas. I was just wondering if you also experienced a bubbling.sound. exspeaicaly if you rub or push on tour tummy.
Is grapefruit as efficient as lemon in water?
Hmmm are you referring to grapefruit as in the actual fruit, or grapefruit juice instead of lemon in water? If the former, I have heard its been wonderful for some people, but also is major trigger for gas and bloating for others. Personally, I find grapefruit to be my saving grace whenever I am constipated, but haven’t had much success with it helping gas on its own.
In terms of the juice being just as effective, I wouldn’t say it works quite as well as lemon just from my experience. Also, if you’re purchasing grapefruit juice, it tends to have high levels of added sugars that aren’t exactly gut-friendly. If possible, i’d stick to the lemon!
If you are on blood pressure AND OTHER meds you CANNOT eat or drink GRAPEFRUIT it can have TOXIC EFFECTS…….Google it………….WEB MD.
This information is interesting. Can these home remedies be used after recent surgery? Hysteroscopy/DC and lab test results for prediabetes, highblood, cholesterol esophagalgastro and other intestinal problems. I take meds for all illnesses and interested in good remedies.
I have been on Lipitor and was advised not to eat grapefruit at least four hours before or after taking it. Read the warnings and ALWAYS ask your pharmacist!
It should be, because it has got citric hydrochloride (citric acid) too.
I too had a gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago. I have only had problems in one area. The gas is unbealable horrid. I was in a public place one day and someone commented on it smelled like someone had died. I’m afraid to go out in public because of this and it’s harming my life instead of making it better. Do the charcoal capsuals help with that? Thanks judie
I would say that the charcoal tablets could be immensely helpful. To put how they work simply: the charcoal passes through the digestive system completely and is unable to be digested or metabolized. As it goes through, it acts like a little sponge, with many harmful toxins, bad bacteria, and even hydrogen sulfide (which can result in a distinct, strong, odor) being attracted to it. The result is that when you do have gas, it won’t smell nearly as bad because what would normally make it smell has essentially been absorbed by the charcoal. Just make sure to double check with your doctor that it’s ok for you to take them, and find out how frequently/what dosage.
It may sound a bit odd, but if the capsules aren’t an option or don’t work out for you, there are liners that people place on their underwear that are laced with activated charcoal. They act as filters, absorbing the odor of the gas that passes through them and reducing or eliminating odor. I can’t testify to how well they actually work though.
Don’t be afraid to go out in public, and don’t let it limit your lifestyle. The average adult passes gas 14-20 times a day, it’s simply a part of what we are, and we experience it for a darn good reason 😉
Let us know if you have anymore questions!
Your health is much more important than someones momentary discomfort at smelling a bad smell. We all fart. None of our farts smell like flowers or cotton candy. We all have had those. Try the charcoal and I say, let ‘er rip!
No sane person would trade your quality of life for not having a momentary discomfort on their part. Besides, without those smells, what would be the point of smelling roses?
For those with food sensitivities or intolerances (like gluten or dairy), apple cider vinegar can work miracles. When you start to feel the terrible pressure of bloat after eating, drink 4 ounces of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. If the bloat doesn’t disappear within 10 minutes, try a second one. It can work almost instantly!!!!
I have apple cider vinegar. I have suffer from bloating/gas that cause me coughs sometimes from bloating/gas issue. Wonder about apple cider vinegar. Haven’t try yet. How do I make that?
i love all of ur hints..thanks for sharing…
Hi and Thank You For Your Remedies my Nanny she had a whole lot of them but when she pass so did they
This is the first time I read your script.I like it and going to try peppermint tea…I have gas pain all the time.will keep in touch..thank you.
These tips are so helpful.. thx for posting. I have a 9 yr old son who suffers from passing “stinky gas”. He usually gets accused whenever there’s a foul smell lingering around. Though he doesn’t seem to mind being accused, I know he must not feel good about it. I’m definitely going to try some of these remedies with him in hopes that it helps him feel better. Also, would charcoal pills be ok for him to try or is he too young?
thank you very much
I would say grapefruit eliminate bloating is comprised 90% water
Thank you all for the suggestions,on this topic l am trying to eat healthy and just find myself trying to hide after eating. I am going to try all of these ideas. Hoping one will work for me…
Thank you for all the wonderful information I just got my sister hooked on the sight.
If you are consuming sucralose in anything such as gum, it can give you significant farts. As with anything, it may not affect you, but it does react very well with some gastrointestinal systems
Your article made me laugh so hard that people from the office came to ask me if I am okay. I found that cutting down on gluetten and dried beans helped a lot. Drining lemon water too. Thanks!
I HAVE MORE BLOATING, NOT SO MUCH GAS, ?
Im suffering from gas…bloating now…i will try this steps right aay…
Thank you. Your write-up today,it help me solve an age long problem confronting me. But instead of lemon I use lime which is readily available and it worked.
Please what have you get to say about “Moringa Olifera”plant?
I have gas so bad I wake up in the morning with whatever place I lay on hurting. I’m gonna try these remedies.
I have bloating more it’s hurts so bad my stomach is extended . Please any answers.
Warm boiled water with a heaped teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mixed in was a recipe passed on by my aunty.
The bicarbonate mixed with the warm water if sipped slowly really works wonders
Thank you for this post! I hope this will help me stay on track with my health because keeping in better health is more important than anything else other than religion so, I hope to see more great posts from you in the near future.
I drink lemon water religiously: hot and iced. My husband doesn’t like lemon but loves lime, are the effects of lime the same as lemon? Thanx-love your wisdom & use it regularly.
I have been ssuffering from really bad wind for over a year now. I’ve changed my diet and is also doing regular excersises. I used pexperiment oil tablets before it worked wonders at first but now it does nothing for me. I am fed up going to my .GP so I don’t bother. I have no doubt I sufer with ibs . I’ve tried many things it still doesn’t work. Can u advise, please. But I will try the lemon as I have before
I suffer from severe gas and bloating. This causes serve stomach cramps and vomiting . Severe constipation as well. Please help.
This may sound strange but if you are having constipation, gas, bloating and nausea all of the time…. Have you had your electrolytes checked? Or your kidneys? Those are all of the severe symptoms I was having when my potassium was low and my kidney function was off.
Have you been tested for allergies? If you are experiencing a lot of bloating it could definitely be due to an intolerance to something you are eating. Dairy and Gluten are two of the biggest culprits for most people who experience bloating on a regular basis. If you would consider it severe and it is accompanied by stomach cramps and vomiting, I would definitely have your blood tested for an allergy or simply cut out allergens completely for 30-60 days and see if that helps. And beware of cross-contamination, it can cause full blown symptoms for some people even in foods that were “made” without gluten or dairy but somehow touched it in the process. I have heard of people having continued symptoms for a year because of the tiny traces of gluten in foods labeled “gluten free” as they are allowed 20 ppm contamination by the FDA, stay away from anything processed and make your food yourself if you are having that much trouble.
Consider your problems gone,use aloe Vera juice from whole food ,take I shot whenever you feel bloated,do not eat food that does that to you to begin with ,usually for me bread ,rice and some conflex that are not gluten free even an apple will make me feel bloated
Aloe Vera will get rid of the bloating
I love these tips and ideas especially about the lemon water. Thanks!
are the chamomile or peppermint tea safe for babies?
I have ginger chew candy an all natural candy from trader joes … I eat it when I feel bloated being that I an lactose an tolerant it comes in handy … I also have constipation so ginger is my friend
I have also found that coconut oil works very well. With the onset of bloating just take 1 tablespoon of Virgin coconut oil and the symptoms should be gone within 20-30 min. Also you can try a Brazilian tea called Pau d’ Arco which comes from the bark of a tree it can be found in most health food stores. Try not to eat too much sugar because it only makes the problem worse. What is happening in the digestive tract is like any other fermentation process. I hope this helps.
A friend of mine told me to lay on my back on the floor or bed and pump my feet just like we used to do when our kids had colic. I did and it work great.
im 13 and i have excessive gas.it makes loud outbursts while im in class,at home,in a noisy place,or in a very quiet place.i have been having this gas problem since the second week of school,so since early august and it is now december.its making me hate school because its always so quiet and theres no way to hide it.i repeatedly tell my mom to take me to the hospital to get it checked out but she doesnt take it that serious.she says it just make loud noises and not pain so its not that serious,but its just so embarrassing and uncomfortable.in school i hold the noise in a little by squeezing my butt area but it still bubbles and is very uncomfortable.may someone please help me.
As an adolescent I had similar issues. I found that if I could hold it until classes changed and everyone was in the halls and then let go it was not noticiable in the clamor of the other students.
I would like to add to one of yoir remedies. Ginger…after eating in any asian resteraunt I always go to the sushi bar and get some ginger. Just a few small pieces. It keep the stomach settled & almost always eleminates any gas.
I had a block in the intestine, I was 2 weeks in the hospital, the pain for gas is terrible. Now i have to take care very much about avoid getting problems with gas. Thanks for the comments, helps really.
I don’t have peppermint tea but I have peppermint extract if I put that in some water will that work
The reason why activated charcoal really works because its a good adsorbate, it adsorps the gas onto its large surface thus getting rid of gas.It’s also used to create a complete vacuum in container as there might be some residual gases even after the gases are pumped out!!
Do u get gas from gastric bypass ?
Can being gassy cause back pain? I have low back pain everyday. I feel like I have trapped air on my right side almost like in the rib area sometimes, why is it always on my right side? If we shouldn’t eat junk food, fat foods etc.. and we should eat fruits and veggies and they give you gas….what’s left? I have IBS and constipation and excess gas trapped wind and I feel miserable. 🙁
lower back pain in women is usually because of weakness and the best thing for that is dates.eat 2 dates with a strong cup of black tea twice a day when u have lower back pain.it helps me a lot and many others too.dates also helps to deal with gas problem caused by fruits and juice.
I know how you feel. I to have IBS and bloating and its very hard to let go of gas. I will have to try some of these recipes and see if I can get some comfront from theses
My left side hurts by my heart when I take gass x it kinda helps but it still hurts allot and I only poop once a day what souls I dew.I went to the hospital twice and they didn’t know what’s wrong with me I found out I had fads when I took fads x.I thought I wass dieing
OH thank goodness! I was starting to feel like I should just stay home so I could fart all day in peace. Haha
Do you know if stress can make gas worse? This has been an incredibly stressful few weeks and iit seems worse than ever.
I just made some fresh ginger tea and will be buying charcoal tomorrow. Supposed to stay over my bf’s house for the first time and I am petrified. What if I do it in my sleep????
I may just try all the remedies just to be on the safe side.
And yes,c though normal..when excessive it makes me feel like less of a human being. Ugh.
all these things mentioned here r good for gas.
i usually make herbal at home.1/2 tsp fennel seeds , 2 green cardamams , 1branch of fresh mint , 1/2 inch ginger piece , ajwain ( available at indian groceries) 2 pinches , 1/2 inch cineman stick , 1 clove.boil all these togather when comes to boil let it simmer for ten mins seve and drink.green tea bag can also be added in the end.
Does drinking lots of water helps? Lots of water and exercise helped me.
Those ways of geting rid of gas I have never heard of I just usally wait till I get home and lay on my sotmach and it comes out naturally but in a large burst and ur stomach bloating its normal
I have a gas problem but I am unable to pass the gas and this make me SAD. 🙁
These tips will be helpful?
For immediate relief, try a yoga position. Lay on your back on your bed or the floor. Take a deep inhale, hold. Pull right knee as close to possible to your chin. Exhale. Now being up your left knee while leaving your right knee up. Presto. Relief.
My bloating gets in the way of my life, itz a constant problem. I have always watched what I eat,I dont do fast food and rarely eat fried foods. As crazy as it sounds my friends say its because I eat too much fruits and vegetable.
I rarely have relief from it. It goes on for days at a time, its depressing!!:(
Beano pills works great for veggies and beans to prevent gas. Also i think most people here are just lactose intolerant. 75% of the population is but most don’t know. Get off all dairy and see if that’s it. I know alot of ppl and in my family that dairy was the main problem. Sugar fatty processed foods of course can add to it
Numbers 10 and 11 should be 1 and 2. Most of the health problems people are having could be avoided by abandoning the standard American diet and being more active.
I’m sorry but that’s not always the case. Some people just have severe stomach issues. Not all are from Stomach surgery. There’s a lot of stomach disease or illnesses or intestines problems out there that people are unaware of till they themselves actually suffer from it or people close to them they know. No matter how healthy they eat. They have specialist ~Gastro Dr’s to help with this stuff the best they can. There’s so many different kinds of gastro’s diseases, sicknesses from my understanding. They get very severe in alot of cases.
Just wanted to share because a lot of people are unaware of this.
I have had very painful gasses for about a year now, gasses that really come out so much. these gasses are just stuck in my large intestines on both the left and right side, and I have tried a lot of remedies and nothing is working. Im going to look up what IBS is, cuz I think I may have that.
I eat very healthy, and I think that is the problem. sometimes Im in so much pain, I cant do anything and im feel useless. Ive been feeling this for quite some time. Its so annoying……
Im going to try the charcoal then, cuz I have not tried this remedy yet.
Many of your readers may have a sensitivity to FODMAP food which causes fermentation in the small intestine. I happened on your site looking for fast relief for the gas pain I feel coming on (always painful trapped gas that will have me moaning for hours)-from eating jicama which I didn’t realize was a FODMAP food. Google you’ll find lots of info on it. I’m going to try the apple cider vinegar-seems to work for everything.
Thanks for bringing this up-it may well be the case for some people-another reason to check diet first thing when you start experiencing these types of issues! I hope the ACV helps 🙂
My stomach is getting larger even though I have a good diet. I am so bloated and welcome all these suggestions which I shall try out.
I hope they help 🙂
I developed bloating and problems with gas after taking antibiotics over an extended period of time. I have found that probiotic drinks, eg Takult, that are available from the supermarket work for me.
I have gas pains alot and these suggestions really helped me. Nothing can get rid of them except some of these notes. Im really excited to tell my friends about this awsome website.
Glad they helped!!
I actually love farting. Free up with the humor! But since having three children I have become more flatulent and now get easy stomach gas after eating. I’ve learned to eat quickly before the baby needs me again so now I have to slow down again and try the remedies above. Thanks for the tips! And now I can pass my lovely past time to my kids…oh joy!
I need to pass gas because i had gallbladder surgery.I have gas build up I need to pass
I do not eat fried food, fast food,soda, sweets. I love vegetables fish my favorite food and poultry.
I do not eat red meat. I love cheese. I have become very bloated with I believe gas. I never release
it, only in the privacy of my bathroom. I am now in pain and an extended stomach. I weigh 98lbs.
I usually take gas x at night and in the morning I am fine. I just started taking vitamin D3 1000mg
and wonder if that could cause the pain I am now in. I need help. thank you
It is the vitamin D supplement that is causing your stomach pain. I get the same thing with my D and calcium supplement, enough so, I had to quit them.
I have very bad gas and bloating i have tried everything to the point im ready to go to the hospital i have colitis and chrones disease.. what should i do ??? Cant take the pain been passing gas all night tho
These helped a lot for my bloating. In the morning I have a flat stomach but when I eat I bloat like a puffer fish. The lemon water halved my bloating. Also chick peas help!
Activated Charcoal Capsules are fantastic for my IBS! :).
Thanks for the helpful and useful information. I hadn’t heard of the activated charcoal until visiting this site. I know the lemons and water is helpful for stomach aches. I didn’t think about drinking apple cider vinegar for bloating and gas but I have drunk it for burning fat. Thank you for all the information!
Thank you for the info, I’ve been searching something to help me with all the gas and bloating. It started this year, I figured that it’s one of those things that come with age but I’m only 44. It’s so awful when I can’t enjoy dinner and drinks anymore like I used to, cause I always end up with a big fat pregnant like stomach, mostly my upper part. My abdomen gets so stretch that sometimes I think it’s gonna explode…lol !! then gas kicks in, I have to let them out and that can be a bit challenging when you’re married.
Keep u posted!
4 years ago I had a complete hysterectomy and ever since I’ve been suffering from the worst gas pains ever and I don’t know how to get rid of it. My body is riddled and bloated most of the time that I can’t even do my job both at home and work. I feel so uncomfortable so much that I have to go lay down just to feel a little better. Please can I get some help. Nothing I tried seems to work.
you tips really work thank you so much ,
Painful gas and stomach bloat make it difficult to be comfortable! Am nervous and concerned that something is really wrong. IBS and reflux with slight hiatal hernia and extreme stress w/ptsd!! When I am at my last straw I have to take an anti anxiety and it immediately calms all the painfully impacted gas…
Am pregnant , bloated and passes a lot of gas every now and then are all these remedies good during pregnancy
I have.acid reflux,stomach.is so bloated and tight ant acids dont work, im going to try baking soda, apple cider vinegar,what about yogurt,???
A god sent for gas relief I use aloe joice. But I use aloe king it is pure aloe juice and you only need a couple ounces..
I get horrible horrible gas to the point where I am ill and in bed. It is genetic and must have something to do with an enzyme imbalance. The evil gas comes when I eat the following:
Nuts+fruit mixed is probably one of the worst(alone they do not harm me) I made the mistake of eating mixed fruit and nut trail mix on a road trip and it practically ruined my entire trip.
LENTILS!!!!! Also probably one of the worst.
BROWN rice …. Reeks havoc.
Another great remedy is Oregano Tea with salt. Doesn’t taste the greatest but definitely helps with bloating and gas in minutes.
Been battling this nasty thing of gas for months without success. Last night, after reading this, I tried out the vinegar in warm water remedy and I’m totally impressed. For over 12 hours now, I have not experienced this bubbling, gas-gas thing. I’m optimistic it might soon be history. Thank you for the info.
I’m getting a little ticked off from hearing all these complaints about passing gas in public. I was hoping there would be more info for people such as myself with gas that won’t come out.
I do not have an extremely bloated stomach, no pain either – just a feeling like I want to fart but can’t. I recently had a colonoscopy/endoscopy and everything was clear except for the presence of probacter pylori for which I was prescribed a one week cocktail of antibiotics. Within days I was not only enjoying enormous booming farts as in the days of my youth, but also, for the first time in 4 years or more, taking what seemed to be complete bowel movements. The miracle lasted a few weeks, maybe a month, but the uncomfortable feeling has returned.
I also had what is called mud butt nearly every day. I’d take a good crap but it would never feel complete. I’d have to go later, also an incomplete feeling. Along with not being able to fart I feel compelled to think gas is the main culprit.
I just now tried apple cider vinegar mixed with water as prescribed in a prior post. I could feel some movement but nothing substantial. Oh how I long for the days when I’d need to fart once a minute and considered it a problem because I had to hold it in, when now having seen it from the other side I can guarantee you that not being able to fart is far worse than having to fart too often. I would give anything to cut a loud whopping fart. I would even sign a contract stating that I would never hold in another fart ever again in my life in exchange for the ability to cut them loose. I think the gas reduction remedies sound great, but I am not interested in how to stop farting,, I am interested in how to get them moving freely, not just creeping out with a feeling that I’m going to possibly crap my pants – but booming free and large, loud and proud, trumpeting my presence for all in the world to hear.
can anyone tell me.. past one week or so i am just feeling my stomach is hard enough as rock.. during this time i observed spotting during periods and the pregnancy test is negative. day by day im getting the feeling that my stomach is going to burst on some day… what is the remedy can anyone help me…
Appreciate your efforts in sharing this knowledge with us. From few days I am having pain in lower portion of ribs on right side. Dr. gave me some muscle relaxing injection for that however it helped me for a week only. Now the pain has started again I am sure it is because of blocked gas in stomach and since I am a software developer I have no other thing to complain other than work habits to sit and eat.
Do you know how can I get rid of this pain? I will try some of your techniques to get rid of gas first.
You probably just intolerant to dairy. Stop drinking milk right away and try that. Yoghurt and cheese might be affecting u too. If its not dairy it could be something else like gluten or sugar or chemicals in the food. By the way squeezing your butt cheeks together would make the sound louder. Spreading as open as possible would usually make less sound like when you sit on a toilet. You can also get gas ex pills and take some everyday before school
I experience bloating in the morning and it keeps me awake. I feel nauseus because of it too but most of the gas wont come out. I however don’t drink milk or eat cheese and I rarely eat yoghurt either. I don’t eat particularly unhealthy. I don’t think it’s lactose intorelanse because it’s only in the morning. It doesn’t bother me that much though if I focus on something else like reading or listening to music. Oh, and by the way Tanya, we share the same name 🙂 !
I’ll definely try to eat more slowly and chew better. Thanks to the web with the numerous suggestions and to the commentaries. I’ll try everything !!!
The simplest and best way to address gas and bloating is by taking enzymes that include a probiotic. Don’t waste your money on those advertised on T.V., go to a health food store and get them. They actually cost less and work better.
Another cause of gas can be gallstones. I was in the hospital for gallstones – and didn’t have my gallbladder at it but am contemplating it. I’m rarely in pain now but the gas is horrific……..Am trying some of the remedies mentioned here now.
I just had my gallbladder removed and it didn’t go so good, but I’m still in the hospital with severe gas pain. How can I get it to pass so this pain will stop.
I have been so desperate. I feel like I have no quality of life. Had anal cancer. Now have neurapathy radiation in stomach and much more. Have been taking probiotics along with ginger capsules eating anise and grapefruit seed extract. No matter what food I eat I begin to belch pass gas and severe bloating for hours with severe na uses. Can’t eat now for a month. I will try lemon in water. Pumpkin and most of all get off the couch and begin to move. Thank you for creating this site. I also know now I am not alone. God bless you.
Curious if anyone else experiences lower gas pain, above the pelvis. It just keeps gasing up. It’s painful. I had this happen a couple years ago seem accociated with pose nasal drip. Something about the Bactria I’m swallowing sends my lower colon into major gas its horrible. Just curious if anyone else ever experienced this? Thanks Heather
I have Crohn’s disease and suffer from terrible gas and bloating worst part is not being able to pass gas because of hemorrhoids I never heard of the charcoal and feel like I could do a lot better with natrual remedies I want to try the lemon water only thing is I feel like maybe it may hurt because I deal with a lot of acid reflux issues too at least I think because I was told I had hpylori and now I don’t I’m not sure on trusting doctors with my life so this helps me a lot to find new ways to help myself thank you oh and I usually drink tea with bay leaf and aniseed when I’m Ill and it seems to always help with a cold but never tried it alone
I would highly recommend you try the warm lemon water or even mixing lemon and braggs organic apple cider with warm water and drinking it first thing in the morning. Also, take a good probiotic every day. I take Jarrows. Do not drink carbonated drinks and no intake of caffeine late at night. Be very watchful of the foods you eat as well….such as spicy foods and dairy products(could be lactose intolerant). You could also try taking Pepcid(or similar products) every day. Good luck!
Would lemon water in the morning be as effective if you put it into green tea?
I used to suffer from hyperacidity due to vitamin C tablets. After I stopped taking them the hyperacidity went away. But now I suffer from gas which I believe is due to indigestion. Baking soda and activated charcoal capsules works for me.
I have heard drinking baking soda water also helps
I had an awful cold or flu. I’m not one that cares for doc’s anyway. I gave in to my partners wishes and went. They gave me antibiotics. ( ? ) – of course they didn’t relieve the flu. Now my stomach feels tender, full of gas & bloating. Thank you so much for your so much better for you remedies.
A new great fan. THANK YOU. 🙂
Best remedy for bloating is to not drink water with meals…have water half an hour before or after meals.
One method I want to recommend to all of you……..eat oatmeal. Works 100%
Oh yes, get plenty of sleep with regular exercise will definitely help.
Will the lemon water still be effective if I add stevia to it?
I’ am not sure as I don’t use stevia myself-I personally would recommend adding a smidge of raw honey if you want to sweeten it up 🙂
Got up tonight with pain in the back and a lot of gas distending my stomach. Read these tips and tried the lime juice with good results. Thank you
Another really important tip is the timing of water and meals. I had a lot of gas which stopped the moment I switched my timing of drinking water from after meals to now before meals or 45 minutes after a meal. Huge difference. Basically got an email advicing never to drink water after or during a meal not to eat fruit after or during a meal. Stopped this habit and saw instant results.