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Trapped Wind

Suffering from trapped wind? Virtually everyone will suffer from trapped gas at some time in their life, even if they don’t want to admit it! If you commonly experience trapped wind, you will be all too familiar with trapped wind symptoms and the...

What are the symptoms of trapped wind? ▼

Trapped wind pain and symptoms can range from any of the following: bloating, stomach cramps, flatulence and feelings of uncomfortable fullness are all just some of the ailments you may experience.

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What causes trapped wind? ▼

Trapped wind can be caused by a number of lifestyle choices ranging from your diet and what types of food and drink you are intaking, your fashion choices – yep, your choice of clothes could be causing you problems if they’re too tight – as well the speed at which you eat, increasing the amount of air you swallow, which we typically release as burps.

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How do you get rid of trapped wind? ▼

If you are guilty of any of the above behaviours it would be our suggestion that you stop, however if you are a little unclear on how to relieve trapped wind, we would suggest following these guidelines:

  • Release the gas. Flatulence and belching may not be the politest of behaviours but the most obvious way to get rid of trapped wind is to let it out.
  • Passing stool will similarly let off some of the pressure.
  • Eat slower
  • Avoid chewing gum and carbonated drinks
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Take wind settler tablets

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