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Trapped Wind Treatment

What you can do to avoid trapped wind? 

For when you’re feeling gassy and bloated, Rennie Deflatine has a dual action formulation that provides fast, effective relief from trapped wind.

Each Rennie Deflatine tablet contains Simeticone, an active ingredient which works on bubbles of gas that cause the bloated feeling and the gurgling noises of trapped wind. It forms fewer, larger bubbles, which are more easily expelled or absorbed into your blood stream.

Rennie Deflatine also contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, the same antacids that can be found in all other Rennie products. These work fast to neutralise excess stomach acid, turning it into water and other natural substances.

View the full range of Rennie products and find out how they can help to keep your stomach happy.

What you can do to avoid trapped wind?

Keep it even: Eating regular meals means your digestive system can get into a routine, allowing digestion to flow more smoothly.

Avoiding gassy foods: Certain foods create more gas in the digestive tract than others, like the infamously gassy baked beans. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, turnips, and leeks are also well known to be ‘gassy’. High fat foods and eggs are also notorious for producing bad smelling gas.

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Chill: Mealtimes should ideally be relaxed times, as nervous tension can affect digestion. Feeling stressed can also make you gulp air. Try to practice some slow breathing before eating.

Slow Down: Eat slowly with your mouth closed to avoid gulping down air with your food. Try to avoid rushing meals and eating on the go. Guzzling down drinks, particularly fizzy ones or beer, instantly creates gas in the stomach, especially if they're cold (the low temperature combined with the bubbles really irritates your diaphragm).

More tips for treating trapped wind:

  • Drink warm water. Try adding a drop of peppermint oil to it
  • Try a course of probiotics
  • Drink herbal tea – chamomile, ginger, dandelion are particularly soothing
  • Massaging your lower abdomen can get the wind moving
  • Going for a walk uses gravity to move the gas out of your body

Do you want to learn more about Trapped Wind? Read more about the symptoms and causes of Trapped Wind.

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