Flatulence may be considered a humorous subject by some people but, for many, trapped wind can be distinctly unfunny and embarrassing, particularly for those who suffer severe and repeated bouts. It can be uncomfortable or painful, sometimes even being mistaken for appendicitis or gallstones.
If you are one of these people, don’t try to ignore the problem because you feel ashamed to talk about it – flatulence is a natural part of being human and trapped wind is nothing to feel humiliation over. Here Rennie offers you some advice on a few home remedies you can try in the comfort of your own home.
MANAGE YOUR SYMPTOMS WITH YOUR DIET
Trying to manage your diet and avoiding foods that cause you to bloat is a common method to manage any discomfort in the long-term. You can find which foods lead to your trapped wind by keeping a food diary; note what you eat, when you eat, and when you experience bloating. Systematically reducing or withdrawing certain foods from your diet for a period of time will allow the food diary to show you which foods may be contributing to your trapped wind. Some of the foods you should look out for are: