While this is probably not a search you’re very proud you’ve made, it had to be done. Being bloated can be extremely uncomfortable and if you’re wondering how to make yourself fart when bloated… you’re at the right place!
You’re walking around with that full feeling that’s centered mostly in your midsection – and you are certain you didn’t put on a few pounds in a matter of minutes, nor have your pants shrunk while you’re walking, making them feel tighter.
The discomfort may shift to a slight cramping sensation and even graduate to sharp pain. Then you know it, you have a case of bloating.
If you’ve experienced it often enough, you would know how helpful it is to expel that trapped air and feel the relief.
One thing is for sure – you just want the discomfort to go away. And the best way to remove that excess gas when bloated is by farting.
Farting is a very delicate subject – we don’t usually talk about it seriously and we don’t want to get caught doing it. Nor reading about it, that is.
But there’s nothing wrong with farting since it is a normal body function that indicates the digestive system is working.
Holding in a fart may be necessary because it isn’t polite to release gas in your crowded office or on a first date, but it isn’t very advisable when you’re bloated. On the contrary!
So, when the airy occasion arises, excuse yourself immediately so you can let it out discreetly to a bathroom or an outdoor setting where you can get away with it.
Don’t wait too long as the discomfort and pain of bloating usually builds up and getting rid of that excessive gas can be done one way only: through farting.
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But what to do if you are bloated and can’t fart?
Don’t suffer the discomfort and pain – there’s a host of things you can do to encourage farting when bloated.
Here are some quick tips to bust that bloat by stimulating a fart through one of the methods below. This way, you’ll let the gas pass and feel much better afterwards:
1. Go for a walk
Bowels respond to physical activity and going for a trip around your floor or the block (or even the room) will encourage a fart. It’s better to release it in the wild than in closed quarters, but in the end it’s your choice.
2. Try a YOGA pose
The twisting and moving to achieve poses may dislodge gas pockets inside, helping the air make its rear exit.
Some yoga poses are better at making you fart when bloated, and these are:
2.1 Seat-Forward Pose (Paschimottanasana)
Note: If you have back problems, try the other poses below.
Sit on the floor with your back straight and stretch your legs in front of you.
Bend forward and try to go as low as you can so the chest touches the knees without having to bend them.
As soon as you’ve reached your “lowest point” extend both arms to touch your toes as much as you can.
If you’re a visual person, here’s a YouTube video on how to ace this pose.
2.2 Child’s Pose
Kneel on your hands and legs, then push your bottom backward to sit on your heels. Picture a modified squat.
Then move your hands to a stretch in front of us until your head rests on the floor or as low as you can. This pose gently presses on your tummy and as you breathe slowly, flatulence will be induced.
You can check out this pose on YouTube here.
2.3 Knee Tuck (Apanasana)
While lying on your back, bring your knees as close to your chest as you can. At the same time, tuck your chin towards your chest and hold for 30 seconds.
The same as the Child’s pose, this will put gentle pressure on your abdomen to encourage a fart. And here is the video on how to do it.
3. Change the way you sit
Eliciting a fart can be as simple as facilitating its exit via a more effective angled position when seated.
Try to emulate the form that a squatty potty promotes where your legs are slightly elevated or lean on one buttock and raised yourself a little bit from your seat on one side.
4. Go poop!
If you feel that uncomfortable bloat, relieving yourself with a bowel movement can stimulate fart releasing as well.
5. Do the air gulp
Simply find a chair or bench and sit up straight. Fill your mouth (not lungs – we’re not inhaling) with air as if you’re reverse blowing into a balloon.
Gulp the air.
Do the mouth inflation and air swallow repeatedly and eventually, the air will be pushed down. Then do the suggestion above to complete the process!
6. Give yourself a belly rub
Apply light pressure and massage your abdomen in a clockwise motion to encourage the release of flatulence.
For those who are bloated constantly, this will become second nature eventually and you will learn how and where to press for a very quick release.
7. Do your squats!
When you lower yourself into position, the bowels become less strained and farts are encouraged. If you need proof, just go to the squat machines at your gym and enjoy the fumes.
8. Grab a gas pill
If all things fail, or if bloating becomes recurring, you might consider a little medical help.
Simethicone preparations reduce the accumulation of digestive system gases by facilitating its discharge. But always consult your doctor before making it part of your regular medications, even though it is known to have very few side effects.
Farting doesn’t have to be a matter of chance. You can control when you expel your gases and halt unexpected air explosions.
If you find yourself in that socially unacceptable situation where flatulence can cost you a contract, partner, or any important thing – don’t panic.
Change your position so the gas shifts inside your gastrointestinal tract. Lightly clench your anus and it’ll buy you a little time to make an excuse to go elsewhere.
Remember that gas in the digestive system is normal as a function of your body processing food. Small amounts of air accompany food and drink as we swallow. But when you consume certain types of food likes certain sugars, starches, and fibers more gas forms.
Bacteria ferment these carbs in your colon and when they become excessive, you feel the bloat. Certain habits like eating too fast, using a straw, or sucking on something sweet contribute to the uncomfortable buildup of air in there.
Now we part with knowledge on how to effect relief when bloated. These techniques are only “at the moment” and do not serve as remedies to the pain and discomfort associated with constant bloating.
They can get you out of an embarrassing bind though. Or maybe even be a cool stunt. Always check with your doctor if bloating becomes a problem.