Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Angin...How To Get Rid

I guess having spent the day under the hot sunny day on Amri & Ain's wedding left me deeply dehydrated. Having played football on the evening and futsal at night, and having eaten only just half plate of dinner coupled with late night sleep on the same day finally had taken its toll. Whole body ache, fever coupled with angin that makes me nauseated and dizziness really put me off for 2 days. Well, its a high time to get some rest.

So for anyone experiencing headache, dizziness, bloated, nauseated cause by angin or excess gas in the tummy, heres several option for you.

1. Simethicone
This is actually a mixture of poludimethylsiloxane and silica gel. Its an oral anti-foaming agent that used for bloating and pain cause by excess gas in the tummy. Like any other anti-foaming agent, it causes the air bubbles surface tension to reduce, thus making them easier to merge with other small air bubbles to become a larger bubbles. This larger air bubbles can be expelled easier by burping action.

Theres several brands in the market, the most Ive seen in local pharmacy is Maalox Max. Nrmally it is combined with other antacid medication to produce a general medication for gastric discomfort like Actal.

2. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal has great deal of adsorption power. Adsorption and not absorption. Adsorption means a process when a solute accumulates on the surface of the adsorbent and absorption means substance diffuses into a liquid or solid to form a solution. In this case, activated charcoal is an adsorbent. Its basically a charcoal or arang. It gets treated to become activated and once its activated, it has a very high adsorbing power. Due to this properties, it has many application. Its used in water filter, its used as deodorizer and in medicine, its used as toxin and gas adsorbent.

In this case, it works by adsorbing gasses in ur tummy. Just like when you are having diarrhea, it adsorps all those toxins that irritate your tummy. Several brands in the market, the most famous is UltraCarbon.

3. Garlic
For me, this is the best of all. Its cheap, its readily available in your mom's kitchen and its effective! Its a trully nature's wonder, this garlic is. Although it is more well known for its anti-bacterial activity, good for heart disease patient (Atherosclerosis, hypertension, dyslipidemia) and even cancer, I feel that garlic for removing excess gas is underrated. Its trully effective for me! So next time if you experiencing the same problem as I have, why not go to your kitchen and search for it.

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