Stomach bloating has affected most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS.
It can make the stomach feel stretched, uncomfortable and swollen, it said.
Eating certain foods could be caused your stomach bloating. Other causes include eating too much, chewing gum, or talking with your mouth full.
But, you could lower your chances of trapped wind pain by adding probiotic supplements to your diet, it’s been claimed.
Taking multi-strain probiotic supplements could help to get rid of a swollen belly, said nutritionist Amy Pamensky.
They work by rebalancing the amount of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut, she said.
“Sometimes bloating can be an internal feeling of feeling full in the lower abdomen while other times there is physical distension that is visible in the lower abdomen,” said Pamensky, for The Chopra Center.
If you experience symptoms of bloating on a regular basis, however, it is important to pay attention to the signs that your body is giving you.
“Imbalances in digestion are great reminders to check in with your body and to make sure that you are eating foods that support your health.
“Eating probiotic-rich foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and kefir will help to feed the good gut bacteria in your gut that support optimal digestion.
“You can also take a multi-strain probiotic supplement. By feeding the good gut bacteria, you are helping to balance your gut microbiome so that there are more good gut bacteria than bad gut bacteria.”
Probiotics are live bacteria that promote various health benefits, said the NHS.
They’re usually added to yoghurts and are believed to restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut after an illness.
You could also lower your chances of stomach bloating by using peppermint oil.
The oil can help to fight IBS symptoms by relaxing the muscles of the intestines, it’s been claimed.
Stomach bloating may be caused by trapped wind, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, or swallowing air.
Talking while eating could lead to swallowing air, which in turn, leads to bloating.
People are more likely to feel bloated after a big weekend – especially around the festive season.
Speak to a doctor if your bloating symptoms don’t go away, said the NHS.
It could be caused by something more serious, including ovarian cancer.