Feeling bloated and uncomfortable and experiencing more embarrassing burping or flatulence than you usually would? You could be suffering with trapped wind!
Trapped wind can happen to anyone and it’s really common, leaving people of all ages searching for a way to ease their pain and discomfort.
Here at Chemist 4 u we’ve got a range of trapped wind relief from popular brands like Gaviscon, Rennie, and Pepto-Bismol, which can all help to ease trapped wind and indigestion.
We also stock Epsom salts and fruit salts which are perfect for those who are looking to ease trapped wind and prefer a drinkable remedy to tablets and syrups.
These remedies can help to ease symptoms of trapped wind, like stomach cramps, back pain, and constipation so you can feel comfortable and beat the bloat.
Trapped wind remedies often work by neutralising your stomach acid, breaking it down into harmless substances like water.
Your stomach acid can sometimes irritate your stomach lining, causing indigestion and acid reflux, which can lead to trapped wind, burping, and flatulence.
Neutralising your stomach acid removes this irritation and helps to keep you feeling comfortable.
Some remedies also work by combining the tiny gas bubbles in your stomach into larger bubbles, making them easier to pass, so they can leave your system and reduce your bloating.
These remedies can be at their best when you make changes to your diet that can help to ease indigestion, such as eating more fibre, cutting out foods you’re intolerant to or fizzy drinks, eating more slowly, or eating smaller meals more often.
Some of the most common symptoms of trapped wind include:
There are a few everyday things which can cause trapped wind, which is why it’s such a common problem that people deal with day in and day out.
One of the most common causes of trapped wind is swallowing too much air during eating or talking, which can happen if you’re eating too fast, chewing gum, drinking fizzy drinks, or talking a lot.
Eating certain foods can also cause trapped wind as they create gas while they digest, with some of the most common culprits being beans, cabbage, sprouts, and onions.
You may also experience trapped wind after eating a food that you have an intolerance to, for example, after drinking a glass of milk if you’re lactose intolerant.
If you suffer with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) then you may also be prone to trapped wind as one of the symptoms of your condition, with many people who have IBS suffering with bloating in the evening.
When you’ve fed your baby, it’s always a good idea to burp them, which can help to reduce trapped wind.
Winding your baby helps wind to move through their digestive system so they can pass it more easily, preventing bloating and irritation.
If your baby often suffers with trapped wind, when you may want to consider sitting or holding your baby upright during feeds, as this can help to keep them from swallowing air.
It is thought that the cause of colic could be indigestion, so if you find that your baby has colic, you may want to consider whether they’re suffering with trapped wind.
If you think your baby has colic, indigestion, or any other health condition, speak to your doctor or other health care professional for advice.