Intestinal gas is the great leveler. Normally considered poor manners and a possible source of embarrassment, the belching and passing of gas is an everyday normal bodily function.
Did you know that we typically expel air 12-25 times per day?
While only about 1% of the air expelled is odorous, the human nose is very sensitive to the gas – meaning that even small amounts of gas could be embarrassing!
There are many causes for excessive gas, one of which is stress.
Here we describe
You may be wondering if you have too much gas and what you can do about it?
While in some cases too much gas can be dangerous, in most cases it is the social consequences of excessive gas that people fear.
Gas in the intestinal tract can vary and become particularly noticeable after eating.
The source of intestinal gas comes from two sources. These are:
This gas can be released through belching or flatulence.
There are a number of causes of excessive intestinal gas other than stress. Some of these are:
Stress can increase the amount of gas in the intestine in a couple of ways.
So what can you do about stress and excessive gas?
You could adopt eating patterns that reduce swallowing of air, such as eating slowly and not talking while eating, gas in the intestine may also be best managed by observing what you eat.
For example, beans, which contain complex carbohydrates (raffinose and stachyose) can be difficult to digest and thereby increase gas. Now we are not saying to take beans out of your diet but pre-soaking beans may be a worthwhile strategy to reduce gas in the intestine.
If you think that stress is causing you gas there are a number of things that you can do.
Keep a stress diary. Often a first step in dealing with stress is to keep a stress diary. A stress diary allows you to collect objective data on your stress levels and the biggest causes of stress for you.
This allows you to implement stress management strategies that target your sources of stress.
While most people are more concerned about the social implications of gas in the intestine, if various lifestyle changes and stress management practices do not alleviate intestine gas then please visit your doctor.StressHack › How Does Stress Affect Health › Intestinal Gas
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