There are many reasons as to why people have bloated stomach; it is by far the most common complaint of people for not only one but so many reasons. It is uncomfortable; it makes clothes feel tight, and is often accompanied by gas, pain, and unusual bowel movements.
Treating a Bloated Stomach
Working with a qualified health care practitioner may be necessary in sometimes but there are also many steps you can do at home to start on keeping your digestive system healthy and cure your bloated stomach. Here are five of the most common reasons for bloating, and what you can start doing about it:
Our digestive function only works optimally when we’re relaxed, calm, and mentally prepared for food. This is called parasympathetic state of our nervous system, or the “rest and digest” mode. But our environment today leaves little room for us to get into this mode at all. Instead, we spend a large chunk of our days go-go-going in a sympathetic mode, also known as “fight or flight.” We eat while doing something else like watching TV, working, or driving and it causes the digestive system to malfunction because it is not in the zone to eat meals. Enjoying meals and eating mindfully will help digest the food and keep your digestion on track.
Many people deals with too little stomach acid most likely because of stress, weak digestive function, or medications. In order for the stomach to function properly, it needs to be highly acidic. If it’s not, the ingested food won’t move on downstream and the pancreas will not be triggered to release enzymes to continue and break down the food in the stomach and the liver will not secrete bile to capture the dietary fats. To increase the acid in the stomach you can take a shot of diluted raw apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon in two to three ounces of water) 15 minutes before a meal can help with mild cases.
With appropriate medical and psychological treatment, you should be able to live a normal, full and active life without a bloated stomach. Leaky gut, also known as gut permeability, is another really big deal when it comes to your digestive health. In short, leaky gut happens when undigested food particles make their way out of the digestive tract and into your bloodstream via small fissures in the lining of your small intestine. Eliminating inflammatory foods like grains, refined sugar, package foods and toxins for at least a month will help digestion to be in track.