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Does your weight affect Gas in the Stomach?

Does your weight affect Gas in the Stomach?

October 30, 2019

Out of the several problems that excess weight causes for the body, one of those is stomach related ailments such as gas in the stomach, acidity, stomach bloating, and gallstones. A healthy weight is a way to live a strong and healthy life. Excess of body fat severely affects the stomach and triggers the formation of gas in the stomach, acid in the stomach, as well as leads to problems such as acid reflux. Higher the amount of fat more likely are chances of a person to be prone to diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high blood pressure. Excessive weight is a reason of excess calorie intake as compared to calories burnt. If the number of calories consumed by a person exceeds the number of calories burnt, the excess calories are stored in the form of fat which increases the weight of the body causing a lot of health issues. Food such as fatty items, fried stuff, fast-food, carbonated drinks, and others. as well as lack of physical activity contributes to gaining excess weight on the body. 

The body weight is exactly proportional to the health of the body. More the body weight, the more health problems arise. One of the major problems caused or intensified due to excess body weight is the gas in the stomach. A person who weighs more is likely to experience more gas troubles than a person who weighs less or proportionate. This is essentially because excess weight promotes inflammation in the gut. the quantity of fat cells is higher in a person who weighs more. These fat cells lead to the production of inflammatory particles in the body that travel through the blood vessels causing inflammation in other parts of the body. These inflammatory particles are also found in the lining of the gut, making them weaker and causing more gas in the stomach.

Foods such as sugary and processed items cause a lot of weight gain. This excessive gain of weight causes the good bacteria in the gut to be replaced by toxin-producing, inflammatory bacteria. This harmful bacterium causes a disturbance in the normal digestive process and leads to an inadequate breakdown of food, that ultimately results in the formation of gas in the stomach & acidity.

A person’s weight also affects the overall strength of the gut bacteria in general. More the weight of the person, weaker is the gut bacteria which is otherwise very essential for digestion and absorption of nutrients. The gut bacteria also effect the lining of the stomach, and a weak lining causes stomach bloating, acid reflux, stomach burning, and excessive production of gas in the stomach. Excess weight weakens the normal spaces and links that exist between gut cells. The weakened connections cause toxins, irritants, harmful bacteria, pathogens, etc. to enter the gut lining and disturb the digestion process and cause gas problems.

While gas problems are very common amongst people of all ages, it is important to understand that our weight further intensifies the formation of gas in the stomach and leads to a host of other stomach related problems. A severe gas problem can also lead to nausea and vomiting. Hence, it is important to understand the various complications of excess body weight in terms of gas problem and how to treat it right. You could take a handful of home remedies such as Jeera, Ajwain, Camomile, Tea, Peppermint Tea, Ginger Tea, Baking Soda, Probiotics, essential oils, etc. and can also keep Gas-O-Fast flavoured sachets handy to get quick relief for stomach gas. 

Alternatively, you can try Gas-O-Fast plus tablets that are enriched with digestive enzymes and promote healthy digestion, causing all gas troubles to go away within minutes. 

That said, it is important to realize that these temporary cures will only delay the reoccurrence of gas problem. However, to cure the gas problem from its root, one must maintain a healthy weight and also bring about certain changes in lifestyle such as:

  • Eating lighter meals at frequent intervals
  • Consuming more green vegetables
  • Saying no to unhealthy food
  • Avoid excessive alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Improve physical activity
  • Take a slow walk post-meals
  • Avoid junk food
  • Choose non-carbonated drinks
  • Avoid straws
  • Do not talk while eating
  • Chew more and eat slowly
  • Include yogurt in the diet

Overall, a healthy weight accompanied by a healthy lifestyle is a great cure for all stomach gas and related issues. Adapt the mantra and experience living with more freedom because a healthy stomach is a happy stomach.

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