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At night there's frequent farting and breaking of sleep around 2 am and after peeing once I again lay down on bed.

Sandeep Mohanty

1 month ago

At night there's frequent farting and breaking of sleep around 2 am and after peeing once I again lay down on bed.

Digestive issues
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Happy Tummy Expert

1 month ago

Dear Sandeep Mohanty, Thank you for the question

Excess gas formation, flatulence & Burps can be a symptom of gastrointestinal digestive issues such as indigestion, constipation, IBS, intolerances etc., and/or due to an underlying health condition which requires medical attention.

Certain food intolerances can cause flatulence after consuming specific foods. In lactose intolerance it is seen after consuming milk and milk products like cheese, paneer etc. And in gluten intolerance it is seen after consuming, wheat, rye, barley etc.

 

For further diagnosis and assistance kindly contact your specialized health care professional such as a gastroenterologist

Here are a few dietary tips to help manage gastritis

  • Eat all your meals on regular intervals. Include small snacks in between throughout the day
  • Eat slowly and chew the food well, try not to use straws for beverages to avoid swallowing extra air
  • Do not suck on ice or candy.
  • Limit the intake of high fat foods, spices, acidic foods and carbonated beverages etc., from your daily diet
  • One of the dietary factors associated with bloating is the intake and poor absorption of short chain carbohydrates called FODMAP foods. Consumption of foods that as may lead to excess gas production and poor gas clearance. In case of severe bloating abdominal pain and/or IBS try to limit the intake of FODMAP containing foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, corn, turnips, onions, peas, wheat, dairy, radishes, lentils, apples, pears etc.
  • Practice regular physical activity and stress management

 

A few guidelines for general digestive health to be considered:

  • Do not skip your meals, have small frequent meals at regular intervals.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet including minimum 5 serving of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit in a day as they are good sources of fiber and essential nutrients such as vitamin A, Vitamin B, iron, zinc etc.
  • Include prebiotics such as banana, soyabean, garlic etc., good sources of probiotics like yogurt, buttermilk etc., to maintain a healthy gut.
  • Try to include whole grains like wheat, multigrain and millets in your daily diet as they are a good source of fiber and other nutrients.
  • Avoid large, heavy meals, and practice portion guidance.
  • Deep fried foods to be restricted. Method of cooking like baking, grilling, boiling, steaming is preferable
  •  over deep frying with excess fat/ oil.
  • Food should be eaten slowly and chewed well as fast eating provokes gastric feeding reflex.
  • Some of the foods should be restricted or avoided, these include caffeine, raw onion, citric juices and spicy foods etc.  as they can alleviate intestinal symptoms
  • Avoid lying down immediately after your meal consumption
  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day
  • Have a gap of minimum 2-3 hours between bedtime and your last meal
  • Engage in physical activity for a minimum of 60 minutes for at least 5 days a week.
  • Try to follow a good sleep regimen in terms of both quantity and quality.

 

The quality of sleep has an enormous impact on daily life since poor or disordered sleep can affect your work, concentration, and the ability to interact with others. During sleep, both physical and mental restoration take place, allowing you to feel fresh and alert in the morning.

Poor sleep can be caused due to sedentary lifestyle, dietary factors, environmental factors, stress, and/or any underlying health condition which may require further medical assistance. We suggest you to please contact a specialized health care professional for further diagnosis and management.

Here are few tips for Sleep management

  • Balanced diet is largely made up of a variety of vegetables and fruits is able to provide the recommended daily intake of vitamins and nutrients, contributing to better sleep while promoting a healthy weight.
  • Have your last meal at least 2-3 hours before sleep time.
  • Prior to going to bed avoid/limit the intake of caffeinated beverages and foods such as tea, coffee, or Chocolate as they are a neurologic stimulant, which may lower the need to sleep and produces sleep disruption
  • Foods containing tryptophan which is an amino acid is linked to a number of sleep-promoting processes in the brain. Foods with tryptophan include milk, bananas, oats, etc. While tryptophan alone may not always cause sleepiness, its effects are enhanced when eaten with carbohydrates.
  • Commit to a sleep schedule and avoid screen time, bright light, noises and distractions during bed time.
  • Physical activity is known to help induce better sleep. Engage in at least 30-45 minutes brisk walk/physical activity of moderate intensity at least 5 days a week

 

For a customised and personalised meal plan for specific conditions, please contact your Health care professional.

Hope we have answered your query.

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