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Treatment of flatulence

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 17.06.2018

Treatment of flatulence is based on an integrated approach and includes:

  • change diet;
  • treatment of the underlying disease and violations detected during the survey;
  • restoration of intestinal microflora;
  • removal and prevention of excessive gassing in the intestine.

After establishing the cause of increased gas production, the doctor prescribes a diet and treatment of the underlying disease. Also, drugs are prescribed to normalize the intestinal microflora (probiotics).

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Treatment of flatulence in the home

Treatment of flatulence can be done independently, using drugs to restore intestinal microflora, enzymes or medicinal herbs.

At home, get rid of increased gas formation will help decoction of chamomile, fennel, barberry, cumin.

You can also use Hilak Forte, Lineks, Espumizan, Mezim-Forte. The useful bacteria or enzymes contained in these preparations, when ingested, restore the natural microflora, destroy microbes that cause gases in the intestines, and improve digestion.

Treatment of meteorism by alternative means

Treatment of meteorism in some cases can be carried out with the help of alternative medicine. There are a large number of recipes that eliminate increased gas formation, among them the following can be distinguished:

  • infusion of chamomile (1 item of dried flowers for 250ml of boiling water, insist half an hour). Infusion should be taken half a cup before meals twice a day. During treatment it is recommended to exclude sweet, carbonated drinks, compotes.
  • cleansing enema with chamomile (cook the infusion of chamomile, add 2 liters of water). Enema is placed twice a day - in the morning and in the evening - for 2-3 days.

The course is recommended to be repeated every three months.

  • juice of sauerkraut or cucumber pickle to drink on an empty stomach for half a glass.
  • salted tea with milk (brew ordinary tea, add a little boiled milk, a pinch of salt). Prepared in this way, tea should be drunk on an empty stomach in small sips.
  • infusion of garlic (2 cloves), salt (1 tablespoon), dill, a few leaves of black currant (pour 2 liters of water and insist 24 hours). Take half a cup on an empty stomach.
  • infusion of parsley (2-3 tablespoons pour 250ml boiling water, insist eight hours). Before use, the infusion is mixed with mineral water (1: 3) and takes half a cup of it on an empty stomach.

Alternative medicine is recommended for increased gas production and swelling to eat salads of carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins, beets, tomatoes, zucchini, and include fruit in the diet. Pumpkin seeds also help to cope well with the swelling.

On an empty stomach you can eat fresh mashed carrots or drink the red ashberry infusion.

When swelling is recommended in the morning to drink 1 tablespoon. Olive oil, and before going to bed eat a few dates and white raisins.

Treatment of flatulence with herbs

Treatment of flatulence with the help of herbs helps to get rid of excess gases in the intestines and to ease the condition:

  • infusion from the roots of parsley (100ml boiling water, 1 tablespoon parsley, insist 20 minutes). Filtered infusion take several times a day for 1 tablespoon. 30 minutes before meals. It is also recommended to eat fresh parsley, which is an excellent preventive for meteorism.
  • Dill water will help prevent flatulence. You can buy such water in a pharmacy or prepare yourself (1 teaspoon of crushed seeds, 250ml of boiling water, 60 minutes insist). Take 1/3 cup of water 30 minutes before meals three times a day.
  • infusion of cumin seeds (1 tablespoon seeds, 250 ml boiling water, insist in a warm place for 30 minutes). Filtered infusion take 1 hour. Several times a day before meals.

Infusion of dandelion roots (1 teaspoon ground roots, 250 ml boiled chilled water, insist about 8 hours). Take infusion of 1/4 cup several times a day for 30 minutes before meals.

  • Infusion of Grasshopper grass (1 teaspoon of herb, 250 ml of boiled chilled water, insist 4 hours). Take 1/4 cup several times a day before meals.
  • herbal picking from rowan (3 tsp), dill seeds (2 tsp), mint (2 tsp), chamomile (2 tsp), valerian root (1 tsp). To make the infusion mix all the ingredients, take 2 tsp. Crushed grass mixture, pour 250 ml of boiling water (preferably cook the infusion in a thermos). After cooling, strain and take 1/3 cup in the morning and evening before eating.

Treatment of flatulence with drugs

When meteorism is usually used Mezim, Hilak-Forte, Smektu, Espumizan, Lineks.

Treatment of meteorism with the help of enzyme preparations (Mezim Forte) is aimed at alleviating the digestive process in the small intestine. The enzymes that form part of the preparations are split and contribute to the absorption of microelements in the intestine.

Espumizan destructively affects the gases in the intestines and promotes their excretion.

Hilak-Forte is usually used as an aid in flatulence. The preparation contains organic and fatty acids that support the natural microflora of the intestine and increase the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Smecta is a natural drug that acts locally and is not absorbed into the blood. In the intestine, the preparation absorbs excess gases, removes them, and also helps protect the mucous membrane.

Linex contains live bacteria that begin to multiply in the intestine while suppressing the growth of pathogenic flora. The drug does not have a rapid effect in flatulence, but after a course of treatment, the intestinal microflora is restored and the condition is normalized.

In some cases, with meteorism enterosorbents (preparations absorbing and removing harmful substances from the body) are taken. The most famous enterosorbents are activated carbon, Enterosgel.

Treatment of flatulence with activated carbon

Treatment of meteorism often begins with the reception of activated carbon. This known enterosorbent actively absorbs excess gases, harmful substances, toxins, etc. Coal should be taken for several days (no more than 4 days) in the morning and in the evening. Dosage of the drug is calculated as follows: 1 tablet of coal per 10 kg of body weight.

It is worth noting that activated carbon has several drawbacks, in particular, it absorbs and removes useful trace elements from the body.

Treatment of flatulence in adults

Treatment of flatulence in adults, primarily aimed at removing accumulated gases from the intestine and general relief of the patient's condition (elimination of discomfort, pain, etc.).

During the examination, the specialist should determine the cause of the swelling and eliminate it (or minimize its influence).

With flatulence, a diet is prescribed that excludes fatty, fried foods, legumes (in some cases, dairy products).

Adult patients to remove gas prescribe cleansing enemas, gas pipes, after which the condition is greatly improved.

Drugs are also prescribed (Espumizan, enzymes, enterosorbents).

If the cause of swelling is a mechanical obstruction, the doctor prescribes surgical treatment.

Treatment of flatulence in children

Treatment of flatulence in children depends on the cause of the disease.

First of all, the doctor determines the diet of the child and, if necessary, corrects it.

Also, the cause of flatulence in children can be various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, a violation of the intestinal microflora.

When swelling children remove gases from the intestines with prokinetic drugs, alternative medicine (tincture of cumin, dill), which promote digestion of food, reduce the processes of putrefaction and fermentation in the intestine, and remove gases. Preparations - defoamers, enterosorbents (activated charcoal) also help to remove and withdraw excess gases, however, it is not recommended to abuse these drugs, because they also remove useful microelements from the body.

Non-drug medications can also be used, for example, a warm-water bottle on the stomach, massage, a gas outlet tube, a suppository with glycerin, according to most experts, these methods are best used at the beginning of treatment and when ineffective, already refer to drug therapy.

At a meteorism the vegetative preparation Iberogast of German manufacture well helps. Due to the complex composition, the preparation improves intestinal motility, improves digestion, removes gases. Also, the drug relaxes smooth muscles, relieves soreness, improves the digestive process, reduces the processes of putrefaction and fermentation in the intestines. In addition to flatulence, the drug helps with heartburn, stomach spasms, gastritis, and the like.

Iberghast is well tolerated and is prescribed to children from the age of three.

Treatment of flatulence in infants

Treatment of flatulence in infants also depends on the cause of the disorder. Before the appointment of treatment is recommended to fully examine the child, find out the diet of the child or mother (which is important if she is breast-feeding).

Peristalsis of the intestine in newborns is rather weak, as they move little, in addition, the intestinal microflora is not formed in infants, the population of bacteria occurs in the process of feeding and vital activity of the baby, so flatulence in newborns (colic) is almost inevitable.

To relieve the condition of the baby, it is recommended to do a circular massage of the abdomen (clockwise), put it on a hard surface for about 10 minutes on the tummy, do gymnastics (slowly press the baby's bent legs to the tummy).

If the child is breastfed, the mother's nutrition can significantly affect the development of flatulence. As already mentioned, the intestine of the newborn begins to be filled with bacteria after birth, which is inextricably linked with the appearance of excess gases.

Mother's use of products that increase gas production (cabbage, legumes, sweets, coffee, kvass, fresh fruit, dairy products, walnuts) can enhance gas production.

Regardless of the causes of the disorder, the doctor recommends giving the baby tincture of fennel, chamomile, mint, dill water before meals for 1 tsp.

With a strong flatulence, if the herbal tinctures do not help, then the doctor can prescribe medication: espumizan, simethicone, prebiotics or probiotics.

Treatment of flatulence in dogs

Treatment of flatulence in dogs is prescribed after diagnosis of the animal. When swelling is recommended to consult a veterinarian, who will identify the cause of the disorder (often the cause of flatulence are abnormalities of the intestine, a lack of digestive enzymes).

After the examination, the veterinarian determines the course of treatment. In addition to symptomatic treatment (drugs for removing gases, reducing soreness, spasms, etc.), the doctor can prescribe the intake of enzymes or food additives.

Also, a veterinarian can recommend a diet that will help to establish the process of digestion in an animal.

Treatment of severe flatulence

Treatment of flatulence, especially strongly and often recurring, is a rather complex process. First of all, it is necessary to identify the underlying disease that provokes the disorder, so when a severe form of flatulence is recommended to consult a doctor and undergo a complete examination.

To reduce gas formation, it is necessary to use less products that contribute to the formation of gases (cabbage, legumes, flour products, carbonated drinks), it is recommended to include more protein foods (meat, eggs, cottage cheese) in your diet.

Treatment of bloating and flatulence

Treatment of flatulence, as already mentioned, is appointed depending on the cause that caused the disorder.

If the cause of strong gas formation is fructose, lactose, sorbitol, then you should exclude the use of these sugars.

If lactose is present in the milk, the doctor can prescribe enzymes that will help assimilate the product.

When gassing, you need to exclude from the diet cabbage, apricots, bananas, legumes, lentils, carrots, onions, whole grains.

There are a lot of gas-forming products, therefore, in each case it is recommended to develop an individual diet.

To treat meteorism use simethicone, activated carbon, espumizan, etc.

The cause of the accumulation of gases and bloating may be an obstruction that interferes with the release of the stomach or intestinal permeability, which leads to stagnation, rotting and fermentation of food in the intestine. In this case, the specialist can prescribe surgical treatment.

When the digestive function is disturbed, preparations are prescribed that improve the intestinal peristalsis, digestion. With the rapid expansion of bacteria in the intestine, antibacterial drugs are prescribed, however, in most cases, such treatment shows a short-lived result or is generally ineffective.

Treatment of flatulence and constipation

Treatment of meteorism, which is accompanied by constipation, has several important points. First of all, with constipation, it is necessary to increase motor activity, adjust nutrition, take laxative drugs.

With constipation, you should walk more on foot in the open air, do gymnastics (every day for 10-15 minutes), which will improve the intestinal motility, lead the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract into tone, strengthen the walls of the peritoneum.

When swelling and constipation, you need to pay attention to food. You should eat at certain times (4-5 times a day). The menu must include cellulose-rich foods (fruits, vegetables). The body does not absorb fiber, but it increases the amount of feces in the body, which facilitates the movement of the intestine.

You can add in the diet of bran, which also stimulate the work of the digestive tract.

It is useful to use prunes, porridge buckwheat, lean meat, completely eliminate fatty, salty foods, preserves, alcoholic, carbonated drinks.

In a day, you need to drink at least 1.5 liters of water, because an insufficient amount of liquid is one and causes solidification of stool.

Treating eructations and bloating

Treatment of flatulence, which is accompanied by belching or nausea, is aimed at correcting unbalanced nutrition or easy poisoning (the most frequent causes of bloating and eructation).

To remove unpleasant symptoms use activated charcoal or other sorbents.

Effectively eliminate meteorism drugs based simethicone (espumizan, relzer, kolikid, meteospazmil, etc.). These drugs destroy air bubbles in the intestines and promote their elimination.

In the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract, specialist consultation is required, establishing an accurate diagnosis and treating the underlying disease.

As a rule, as an auxiliary therapy, enzymes and preparations that improve the motor activity of the gastrointestinal tract (prokinetics) are used.

The treatment of meteorism is based on an integrated approach and in most cases includes adjusting the diet, treating the underlying disease and other disorders found during the examination, restoring the natural intestinal microflora, treating gastrointestinal disorders, preventing increased education and accumulation of gases in the intestine.

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