A sudden, sharp pain in the abdomen, which rises upwards towards your chest, causing much inconvenience and tightness in the chest region is often mistaken as angina pain. This pain that seems to rise from your abdomen could be a gastric pain. Build up of gas in your stomach can be quite uneasy. Building up of gas could be due to a poor diet, inactivity, or chronic intestinal infection.

Bloating and flatulence caused by the accumulation of gas in the digestive tract can be painful, sharp or stabbing and make you feel full. Sometimes when you relieve yourself from gas, the bloated feeling reduces a bit. There are many ways to deal with gastric problems; each method is specific to the severity and cause of the condition. However, if the pain persists for a long time or gets worse over time, it is better to go for medical advice.

Causes of gas
The cause of gas build up could be a digestive disorder like gastritis or GERD or IBD or IBS. These health disorders cause gas to build up and a number of other symptoms. Another cause of gas build up could be constipation. When a person does not pass stools regularly, it builds up in the intestine. This build up of fecal matter causes discomfort and build up of gas that rises up the digestive tract. People who consume junk food or have a diet poor in nutrition may also face gastric issues. A lethargic lifestyle is also a cause of gastric problems.

Exercises for relief from gas
Here are a few physical exercises that provide relief from gas and bloating:

  • Child’s Pose
    To do this exercise, you need to first sit on the floor with knees on the floor. Then sit back on your heels with knees kept apart. Bend forward with arms stretched so that your forehead touches the ground. This position can be held for 5 breaths.
  • Forward bend C pose
    Stand with your feet wider than shoulders. Take your arms behind your back and clasp your fingers. Bend forward at your hip level and let your head and fingers fall forward. Remain in this position for 5 breaths.
  • Triangle
    Stand with your feet wide apart. Keeping your knees straight, bend sideways to the left until your palm reaches the left foot. Repeat on the right side.
  • Wind-relieving pose
    Lie on your back. Bend your legs into the chest. Then clasp your knees tight with your hands and rock gently sideways. Remain in this position for 10 breaths.
  • Standing toe touch
    Stand with your feet a little apart. Bend forward at your hips such that your palms reach your feet. If you cannot reach your feet, lean as much as you can.

Indulging in regular physical activity is important for overall good health. For people suffering from gas problems, physical exercise provides great relief. Exercises serve to strengthen the body’s main systems too. Exercising is among the safest and most effective ways of getting rid of gastric issues. Certain physical exercises are specialized to relieve bloating and improve digestive capabilities.