Trapped Wind

Trapped wind: what causes it and how to avoid it

Bubbles

Trapped wind is a common condition causing pain or discomfort, usually due to a build up of pressure in your stomach or abdomen. You can suffer from trapped wind in different parts of your digestive system, causing a range of symptoms including a bloated stomach, bloated abdomen and flatulence.

There are different causes of trapped wind; such as eating too quickly or wearing clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Almost everyone suffers from it at least once in their lives, although few would admit it due to the ‘embarrassing’ symptoms like gurgling noises and flatulence.

Another cause of abdominal bloating is gas produced by bacteria in your colon as they break down the residue from the small intestine. Most of this gas is absorbed into your blood stream; the rest is released as flatulence.

Trapped Wind Symptoms

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

Trapped wind treatments

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

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

Prevention: how to avoid trapped wind

Although common, there are steps you can take to reduce the symptoms of trapped wind.

Keep it even

Eating Meals too Quickly

Eating regular meals means your digestive system can get into a routine, allowing digestion to flow more smoothly. Try to avoid rushing meals and eating on the go.

Avoid gassy foods

Bubbles

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

Slowly slowly

Fizzy drinks

Eat slowly with your mouth closed to avoid gulping down air with your food. Avoid guzzling down drinks, especially fizzy ones like soda or beer. Doing so will instantly create gas in the stomach.

Keep your cool

Happy tummy waving

Create a relaxed environment when eating, as nervous tension at meal times can affect digestion. Try to avoid stress, which can make you gulp air, if you are feeling tense, practice slow breathing.

Recommendations

  • Rennie® Deflatine®

    Rennie® Deflatine

    Relief from trapped wind

    Virtually everyone suffers from trapped wind at some point in their lives but many people don’t want to admit it. The good news is that there is a treatment that’s discreet and effective. Rennie® Deflatine® works by gently dispersing the bubbles of gas that cause the embarrassing symptoms of trapped wind, such as bloating, gurgling and flatulence.

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.

Trapped wind is a common condition causing pain or discomfort, usually due to a build up of pressure in your stomach or abdomen. You can suffer from trapped wind in different parts of your digestive system, causing a range of symptoms including a bloated stomach, bloated abdomen and flatulence.

There are different causes of trapped wind; such as eating too quickly or wearing clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Almost everyone suffers from it at least once in their lives, although few would admit it due to the ‘embarrassing’ symptoms like gurgling noises and flatulence.

Another cause of abdominal bloating is gas produced by bacteria in your colon as they break down the residue from the small intestine. Most of this gas is absorbed into your blood stream; the rest is released as flatulence.

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