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2nd Jul 2014, 04:58 PM #1Newbie
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hi sister, I am crossing 4th to 5th month, I am having pain in the center of the chest, what to do, what food I can take, pls give suggestion to me
3rd Jul 2014, 10:07 AM #2
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Ways to Relieve Bloating and Gas During Pregnancy
It may be embarrassing to talk about, but that doesn’t make it any less of a fact: people have gas. Whether through a belch or flatulence, people pass gas 14 times a day on average, Unfortunately for expecting women, this gas expulsion average is even higher, making for some uncomfortable moments. But fear not! Find out what triggers gas and what you can do to prevent and manage it.
What Causes Gas, Anyway?
“Bloating [and gas] during pregnancy can be caused by many things,” says Jackie Keller, founding director of NutriFit, LLC. It might be something as simple as swallowing air when you eat or chew gum. Or, the foods you eat may contribute the uncomfortable tightness you feel in your abdomen.
The prominence of progesterone in a pregnant woman’s body also plays a major role in excessive gas. Progesterone slows the digestive process, causing that horrible bloated feeling and subsequent gas. Likewise, the weight of your growing baby presses onto the digestive tract, further slowing things down. This spells gassy mayhem when you’re expecting.
It may seem that there is no solution, but don’t fret! Here are five easy ways to reduce gas and bloating so you can feel better and (breathe easier!) during pregnancy.
The foods you eat have a direct impact on the amount of gas you experience, pregnant or not. But for the pregnant woman, gassy foods can be particularly troublesome. Avoid artificial sweetenersespecially those in diet soda,” says Keller. If you haven’t noticed, many of these artificially sweetened drinks have warnings on their labels regarding their likelihood of causing diarrhea. Gas should also be on that warning.
Certain foods cause gas in just about everyone, says Dr. Patricia Raymond, MD, gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical schoolThese foods include, “beans, cabbage, onions, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and corn; fruits such as pears, apples, prunes and peaches; whole grain products and oats; milk, ice cream and cheese; and carbonated drinks [and] fruit juices,” says Dr. Raymond.
This may leave you feeling as though every single food causes gas. While that’s certainly not true, many people experience gas with specific foods on an individual basis.
Keep a Food Journal
If you feel as though you’re experiencing gas on a more than normal basis, keep track of the foods you eat and the volume of gas experienced within six hours of each meal, suggests Dr. Raymond. If you become gassy at dinner time, check to see what you ate for lunch. Did you drink an artificially sweetened soda? Or, did you eat another food that has crosschecked on your food journal to be a consistent culprit?
“It takes about a full six hours for portions of a meal to be released as gas,” reminds Dr. Raymond, “so if you have a particularly gassy sensation, it might not be that snack you just ate, but rather the meal you had awhile ago.”
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