Bloating is defined as the swelling of any area of the human body, however it mostly occurs in the abdominal area. The symptoms are pretty easy to notice:
-Swelling of any area
-Tightness in the chest
-Pain in the abdomen
-Significant change in bowel movements
-Stool becomes dark
-Stool can have blood in it
-Stool may loosen or even become very hard
-Increase of gas
-Lose of weight
There are several causes, but on of the main causes is the accumulation of gas and liquids in the intestines. Some diseases can even attribute to bloating. Most gastrointestinal diseases can lead to bloating and Crohn's Disease can cause a blockage in the bowels thus resulting in bloating.
*The most important thing to do when experiencing bloating is to contact your physician to inform them about your symptoms and your plan of action. This disorder can lead to life threatening disorders, but can also be cured at home quickly and painlessly.
**A common misperception about food is to eat three meals a day. However, when sick it is smart to give your body a break and let it focus its energy on healing instead of spending its energy on digestion. If you consume teas with honey you will get the calories you need and will not need to eat as much. We recommend not eating for a day or two, but to some this is a little extravagant. Fasting is one of the healthiest things you can do when bloating, many think this remedy is extreme and unhealthy but with the right information one will notice that fasting is a wonderful and natural remedy.
Teas are extremely important in healing patients with bloating. Brewing chamomile, ginger, peppermint, or even basil tea.
Add a few drops of clove oil (or eucalyptus) to a glass of water 2-3 times a day, especially in the morning.
Boil one teaspoon of ground cinnamon with water, add honey, and drink three times a day.
Exercising daily (or 1-2 times) is a great remedy and all around good decision. The movement and adrenaline will help loosen up the blockage.