We have all suffered from gas at some point in our lives, either due to some medical cause or bad habits such as eating carbonated drinks. However, not all gases are different, and, sometimes, these accumulate in the chest and cause further discomfort.
In the following FastlyHealarticle, we are going to talk about this type of ailment, in particular, chest gases: symptoms and how to eliminate them (such as with the SIZEN pressotherapy machines, which we will talk about later), as well as We will also explain the causes of their appearance so that you know how to detect and treat them in time. Keep reading, and we will explain it to you!
Causes of gas in the chest
There are different causes why gas can accumulate and cause discomfort in the chest, back, and other torso areas. Below we explain what the leading causes are grouped into different groups:
Breathing or, better said, bad breath is one of the leading causes of aerophagia and the accumulation of gases:
- Bad breathing technique.
- Problems in the mouth.
- Breathing too fast.
- Poor coordination between breathing and swallowing
All this causes us to swallow too much air, accumulating in the digestive tract.
However, when this problem frequently occurs and usually appears after eating, the cause is most likely stomach or intestinal pain. Another aspect that can help us identify if digestive issues cause gas is if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as reflux, dizziness, or nausea. Some of the diseases and digestive problems that can cause gas are:
- Gastroesophageal reflux.
- Irritable bowel.
- Food intolerances.
- Bacteria in the stomach, for example, Helicobacter Pylori infection.
- Gas in the chest from anxiety
There are different bad habits in our day to day that cause aerophagia. Among these bad habits that you must take into account to change them are:
- Chew gum.
- Drink carbonated and carbonated drinks.
- I was drinking or eating too fast.
- Wear dentures that are not well fixed.
Anxiety and gas
Gas is one of the most common physical symptoms of anxiety; more than 50% of people who suffer from this disorder have stomach gas among the derived discomforts. This is due, in part, to the fact that when we suffer from anxiety, the stomach muscles tighten, which can cause indigestion, and we tend to eat faster and worse. Something that relates it to the bad habits we just told you about.
Symptoms of gas in the chest
The gas causes flatulence and belching. However, a series of symptoms can go unnoticed and are also caused by this condition. Here we explain the main symptoms of gas in the chest and the ailments through which they usually manifest:
- Tightness in the chest and a feeling of suffocation.
- The chest hurts from having gas.
- It may hurt to breathe.
- Pain when touching the area.
- There may be pain and discomfort in the back.
- Gas in the chest and palpitations.
- The tightness and abdominal distension.
- Pain in the sternum.
- Pain in the left side as if it affects the heart
How to get the air out of your chest
Pressotherapy is one of the best (and most effective) ways to remove air from the chest. Pressotherapy is a natural treatment in which a pressure massage is used at strategic points of the body to heal various ailments.
However, nowadays, thanks to SIZEN’s professional pressure therapy machines, we can use this treatment from the comfort of our homes. Their machines are used by elite athletes, which gives us an idea of their excellent efficiency and professionalism.
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Foods to eliminate gas in the chest
When there is an accumulation of gases in the chest, they are likely to produce enough pressure to make us feel pain and discomfort. As we have explained, these pains can radiate to other areas such as the back, including dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. However, you should know that it is not necessary to use drugs to end them, but we have at our disposal a series of home remedies to eliminate gas in the chest :
Ginger and fennel
This is one of the best remedies to eliminate gas in the chest. To take advantage of its benefits, you must add a tablespoon of dried ginger and a tablespoon of giant fennel (or asafoetida) to a glass of warm water. It is essential that you mix the powders first and then add the water so that the products will be more integrated. This drink should always be taken before going to sleep so that during the night, you will eliminate gases.
Charcoal tablets are another way to eliminate gas in the chest with an almost immediate effect; 1 hour and 30 minutes after taking it, you will notice how the symptoms disappear. Likewise, if you will eat something that you know can cause gas in your chest and discomfort, you can take these pills before eating to prevent these gases from forming.
Although it may sound strange, peach or peach leaves are an excellent carminative remedy; they help eliminate or prevent the appearance of gases. To do this, you must boil 1/4 of a liter, and when it is cooking, add two teaspoons of peach leaves. Let it sit for 10 minutes and drink it three times a day, preferably after each meal.
Coriander seeds are another great home remedies that provide immediate relief for gas in the chest. This is an aromatic species usually used in the kitchen. Therefore, you can also add it to your dishes to prevent symptoms from appearing. You can find coriander seeds in any grocery, herbal, or natural products store.
Ginger root tea
We have already given another remedy in which ginger is used; it is expected since this root is one of the most effective natural remedies for eliminating gas. In this case, we will make it in the form of tea, a drink that you can make by grinding ginger root or buying it into powder, add it to boiling water, and drink it once it has cooled a bit to relieve the discomfort caused by gas in the chest immediately.
Postures to eliminate gases
Beyond medicines or home remedies, if we ask ourselves how to eliminate gas, there are a series of postures and exercises that we must consider and that can be of enormous use to us. Here we explain the two best ones and how to do them:
Depending on the posture we have, it is physiologically challenging for our body to release gases. That is why we must adopt the stance that best suits the needs of our body so that it can expel them quickly. At this point, you should know that the best posture to eliminate gas is to get on your knees – you can do it in bed – with your body pulled forward and your head resting on the pillow.
In this position, the air and gases of the body will find the exit to be able to free you, either coming out through the mouth in the form of burps or the state of flatulence.
The practice of certain activities that relax us, such as yoga, training, or sports, is good to avoid the accumulation of gases and the symptoms related to it. Another good option is to do diaphragmatic breathing exercises. This breathing, which is correct, expels the air that we have accumulated, lowers the tension, and prevents us from remaining air when we breathe. To do this, you must do the following:
- Sit in a place where you are comfortable.
- Place your hand on top of the abdomen.
- Breathe slowly through your nose; you should notice how the abdomen rises and moves your hand.
- Hold your breath for a couple of seconds and slowly release the air through your mouth, lowering your abdomen and hand.
- Repeat this sequence for 5 minutes.
This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
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I am a Surgeon with a diploma in comprehensive ultrasound and surgical care residency, an area I am specializing in. During the exercise of my profession, I have realized the need for patients to know the diseases they suffer, and I can tell you that a large part of their complications is due to a lack of information. Being a health web writer allows me to transmit my experience, without borders, to all those readers eager for knowledge, educate them in the prevention of diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle.