Avoiding Embarrassing Moment: Minimizing Excess Gas  

Health and Wellness 18 September 2015 | 0 Comments


Who wants to reminisce embarrassing moments? No one in their right mind of course. Thinking about it, embarrassing moments happen to teach us lessons not do it again but unfortunately for excessive gas, we do not know for sure when they will come out. So, embarrassing moments just keep on happening which affects our self-confidence.


Excessive gas takes different forms like burping, hiccupping, bloating and flatulence. There are other Singaporeans think that excessive gas is normal and they do not care. Truth is, based on the study of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, we produce as much as four pints of gas every day and they will come at least fourteen times a day.

That is perfectly normal but when we experience it painfully not to mention the embarrassment because of it is foul smell, we have to be alarmed. It is time that we determine its cause and eliminate it. Here are some tips for minimizing excess gas:

  • Drink before eating: Experts recommend that we drink water thirty minutes before our meal as it can help our stomach with digestion. If we drink water whilst eating, we will lose the stomach acids and we cannot break down the food.


  • Eat slowly: We know that eating slowly is part of the etiquette. What we do not know is that there is a scientific explanation for it. If we eat or drink fast, we can swallow more air which can cause gas. Eating slowly can minimize the gas. If we have dentures, we have to see our dentist and make sure that it fits properly so we will not gasp air while eating.
  • Avoid habits that can fill stomach with air: We also need to check our lifestyle. If we have habits that can fill our stomach with air, we have to cease doing it. For example, smoking, drinking through a straw and chewing gum.
  • Evade artificial sweeteners: Watching out for the food we eat is another solution. Foods with artificial sweeteners like sorbitol can exacerbate gas.
  • Try activated charcoal: We can make good use of activated charcoal as it is proven to treat bloating and excess gas.

When the excessive gas is severe and persistent, we have to consult our doctors right away because it might be a symptom for serious digestive conditions like lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer and many more.

We should be sure. There are many doctors here in Singapore that we can go for help so this is not a problem. We have to be vigilant.

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