The best way to deal with abdominal swelling is by eliminating certain foods from your diet. Eliminate gas-producing foods (such as beans) one at a time. If gas does not decrease, put the gas producing food back into your diet and eliminate another one until you have tested all of them. Over-the-counter and prescription medication such as antacids may also help to relieve discomfort. If symptoms persist, you should consult your doctor to rule out any other underlying conditions.
Natural herbs are also an excellent treatment option for relieving stomach bloating and excessive gas. Herbal ingredients are safe to use and gentle on the body’s system. Best of all, herbs benefit your overall health – keeping the mind, body and soul in better shape than ever! Zingiber officinale (Ginger) is one of the most well known herbs and is very effective for the digestive system – it boosts digestive fluids and neutralizes acid while also reducing symptoms of indigestion, flatulence and nausea.
Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) and Mentha piperita (mint) have wonderful soothing and calming anti-inflammatory properties but are also extremely effective in treating the symptoms of digestive problems such as heartburn. In addition, Pelargoneum graveolens (stomach pain bush) is an anti-spasmodic herb that minimizes stomach pain and cramps.