… is what we say if our tummy is rumbling and we are experiencing cramps or gas. Too much gas in the gastrointestinal tract is a frequent cause of upset stomach. The associated abdominal pain is caused by bloating and excessive tension of the digestive muscles.
Some gas in the abdomen is alright, but too much is painful
Gas in the gastrointestinal tract is perfectly natural: In fact, carbon dioxide gas is formed in the stomach. Bacteria in the bowel form gases such as methane, hydrogen and nitrogen during digestion. We also swallow air while eating, drinking or even speaking.
An excessive build-up of gas in the gastrointestinal region may be caused by
- lack of exercise
- eating certain food
Too much gas in the stomach can give rise to heartburn, burping, bloating and gastric pain. Gas accumulating in the lower section of the gut may cause bloating and intestinal cramping.