Trapped Wind

The most common symptoms of Trapped Wind are:

  • Feeling uncomfortably full after eating
  • A bloated stomach or abdomen and flatulence
  • Rumbling or gurgling noises in your stomach or abdomen

What is Trapped Wind?

Trapped wind is a common condition that causes pain or discomfort, usually as a result of pressure in your stomach or abdomen which makes you feel bloated and wanting to pass wind.

Trapped wind can be triggered by a number of different things, from eating too quickly to wearing clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Virtually everyone suffers from trapped wind at some point in their lives but many people are too embarrassed to admit it, mainly because the symptoms include bloating, gurgling noises and flatulence.

The good news is that there's a treatment for trapped wind that's discreet and effective: simply take a Rennie® Deflatine? tablet and the active ingredient will gently disperse the bubbles of gas that cause the embarrassing bloating, gurgling and flatulence.

Symptoms of trapped wind

You can suffer from trapped wind in different parts of your digestive system and this will cause different symptoms, such as a bloated stomach, bloated abdomen and flatulence.

The most common symptoms of trapped wind are:

  • a bloated stomach
  • a bloated abdomen
  • feeling uncomfortably full after eating
  • rumbling or gurgling noises in your stomach or abdomen
  • flatulence

If you're looking for a cure for trapped wind, first try to work out what's causing the symptoms. A bloated stomach may be caused by swallowing too much air, particularly while you're eating, whereas abdominal bloating and flatulence could be a sign that you've eaten something that causes extra gas to be produced in your colon.

In general, the following steps can help you to avoid the symptoms of trapped wind:

  • Eat regular meals.
  • Try not to rush a meal or eat on the move.
  • Don't gulp down drinks.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation.
  • Try to relax and de-stress before eating.
  • Avoid wearing clothes that fit tightly around your waist, particularly when you eat.
  • Avoid food and drinks that are more likely to cause trapped wind:
    - cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts
    - turnips, onions, leeks
    - garlic
    - fennel, sunflower and poppy seeds
    - fizzy drinks, such as colas and beer
  • Try to avoid stressful situations and find ways to relax when you start to feel tense.
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Things to avoid to keep your tummy happy

There are many causes of trapped wind, but by avoiding the following activities it is possible to reduce the risk of you feeling uncomfortable:

eating quickly

Eating on the move or too quickly

smoking and overeating

Smoking and overeating

slimming foods

Slimming foods

fruits and vegetables

Certain fruits and vegetable

liquid

Drinking a lot of liquid

stress

Stress

weighing machine

Being overweight

Swallowing air

Swallowing too much air when eating

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Recommendations

Rennie® Deflatine®

Rennie® Deflatine

Relief from trapped wind

Each Rennie® Deflatine® tablet contains 25mg of Simeticone, an active ingredient which breaks down the tiny bubbles of gas that cause the bloated feeling and gurgling noises of trapped wind, forming fewer, larger bubbles which are more easily expelled or absorbed in the intestine.

Simeticone is non-systemic, which means it isn't absorbed into your blood stream, making it suitable to take even during pregnancy. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any remedies during pregnancy.

Rennie® Deflatine® also contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate to neutralise excess stomach acid and relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn which can accompany trapped wind.

Please consult your healthcare professional for further information.

For a list of ingredients click here

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

Frequently asked questions

  • How much Rennie® should I take?

    The usual dose is 1-2 tablets up to three times daily. This gives a maximum daily dose of 6 tablets. For more information, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • When would it be better for me to see a doctor?

    If you have persistent discomfort or warning symptoms (weight loss, difficulty swallowing, constant discomfort in the gastrointestinal region, persistent or blood-tinged vomiting, black stools), you should definitely see a doctor.

Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant, medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Trapped wind is a common condition that causes pain or discomfort, usually as a result of pressure in your stomach or abdomen which makes you feel bloated and wanting to pass wind.

Trapped wind can be triggered by a number of different things, from eating too quickly to wearing clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Virtually everyone suffers from trapped wind at some point in their lives but many people are too embarrassed to admit it, mainly because the symptoms include bloating, gurgling noises and flatulence.

The good news is that there's a treatment for trapped wind that's discreet and effective: simply take a Rennie® Deflatine? tablet and the active ingredient will gently disperse the bubbles of gas that cause the embarrassing bloating, gurgling and flatulence.

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