Are you one of those people who suffer from Flatulence, lethargy and fatigue after eating?
When we swallow food or when we talk, some air enters our stomach, the accumulation of this air in addition to the gases that are produced during the digestion of food is called bloating.
If you also feel gastritis and a feeling of fullness, pressure and discomfort in your stomach and digestive system, read more about us.
Flatulence is a normal process as long as it does not last (more than a week); bloating and tiredness and discomfort can also be caused by disorders and diseases of the abdominal organs, so if your bloating lasts more than a week Or it is accompanied by weight loss, weakness and fatigue. See your doctor for more detailed examinations.
Causes of Flatulence
We said that one of the reasons that a person suffers from flatulence is swallowing air while talking or eating. The following groups are more prone to swallowing air:
- People who eat fast
- People who talk while eating
- People with chronic stress and anxiety
- People who are accustomed to chewing gum often.
In addition to the above, bad eating habits such as:
- Consumption of carbonated beverages
- Consumption of salty foods
- Eating lots of meals
- Eating meals rich in carbohydrates (bread, pasta, etc.)
They can cause flatulence and feeling sick, full and tired.
Causes of flatulence after eating
Quitting the wrong eating habits mentioned above with small lifestyle changes can reduce this complication. So choose small meals and eat calmly and without stress. Also, limit the consumption of carbonated drinks and do not talk while eating. But here are some more serious reasons for flatulence:
When your bowel movements slow down, the frequency of bowel movements will decrease and it will become hard and painful. Important causes of constipation are:
- Not drinking enough water
- Insufficient mobility
- Consumption of fast foods and fats
- Some drugs
Flatulence, nausea and vomiting can be caused by constipation. Improving eating habits, drinking enough water, exercising and consuming dietary fiber can help prevent constipation.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Sometimes SIBO (overgrowth of small intestinal bacteria) leads to the production of large amounts of gas by intestinal bacteria and the person will experience the following problems:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Stomach flatulence and feeling sick and tired after eating
- Stomach and abdominal pain
The gut that suffers from SIBO cannot digest food completely and normally. Following a specialized diet for this condition (low FODMAP diet) can help reduce your symptoms.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
This syndrome is usually accompanied by the following set of clinical manifestations, such as:
- Periodic diarrhea or constipation
- Abdominal cramps
Stress management and anxiety treatment along with a low FODMAP diet can help reduce symptoms
- Gastroparesis or gastric paralysis:
When the stomach wall cannot contract naturally, the process of digesting food is disrupted and slowed down. This condition is called gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis can be accompanied by the following manifestations:
- Flatulence and feeling sick and tired
- Nausea / vomiting
- stomach discomfort
- Early satiety
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
Due to insufficient nutrition, in addition to flatulence, a person may feel sick, weak, tired, and lose weight.
Stress and anxiety can affect the nervous system of the gastrointestinal tract. Stress is most associated with constipation, but it can also cause flatulence.
Use stress reduction techniques such as the following along with specialized psychological therapies:
- Take a deep breath
- Use yoga and meditation
- Go on a trip
Sometimes food is emptied from the stomach very quickly before digestion. This can happen immediately after eating or about one to three hours after eating
Flatulence, nausea, vomiting and lightheadedness are the symptoms of this syndrome, along with other problems such as diarrhea and vomiting and sometimes cold sweats.
- Ovarian cancers:
Ovarian tumors are often asymptomatic in their early stages. Women should be aware that flatulence, with feeling unwell, weak, and tiredness, can be a sign of an ovarian tumor if it lasts more than two weeks. Early satiety due to an enlarged ovarian tumor along with prolonged bloating is a warning that should be checked by your doctor.
Other symptoms of an ovarian tumor include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Stool changes (frequent diarrhea or constipation)
- Pelvic pain
- Feeling of pressure and fullness in the pelvis
- Feeling full without eating
- Frequent urination
- Consumption of some foods:
Legumes: Carbohydrates in legumes are indigestible by humans and are one of the causes of bloating.
- Consumption salty foods
- Consumption of artificial sweeteners
- Consumption of industrial beverages and beverages
- Some antibiotics
- Laxatives such as bisacodyl and senna pills
- Home remedies for bloating
To treat this unpleasant complication, you can use the following tips:
- Increase the number of meals and choose a small meal
- Do not overeat
- Be physically active
- Avoid foods high in fat and salt, such as fast foods
- Do not talk while eating
- Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
- Eat slowly and without stress
- Avoid carbonated beverages
- Avoid lying down immediately after a meal
- People who have flatulence with a feeling of sickness and fatigue should reduce the consumption of the following foods:
- Lettuce, tomatoes, squash
- Types of beans
- Grapes, berries, cherries and olives
- Bread and rice
When should we see a doctor to check for flatulence?
- When flatulence and feeling sick and tiredness affect your social activities.
- Prolonged flatuulence.
- Flatulence associated with weight loss and weakness.