Bloating is right; passing gas and breaking wind is also polite. You can also “cut one” while your kids are “teasing”. And then there are the brutal puns that make us laugh: rectal acoustics, cheek clamps, fog cutters, and strangling a stink monkey. However you choose to call it intestinal gas, it occurs when air is swallowed and bacteria in the colon break down some undigested food. Sometimes that extra air comes out as puffiness; When it comes out in the southern part of the abdomen, the gas is called gas. You may be wondering about foods that cause gas.
You are allowed about 14 rips per day
Before you object too much, this is a normal number for most people. Maybe you like beans, Brussels sprouts, or bran—all known gas producers. However, more than 20 farts per day may be a sign of another GI problem, such as lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or GERD. Here are some reasons why holding farts can be bad for your health.
Blame the smell of sulfur
Most of the gas you exhale is a mixture of odorless vapors like carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes methane. But when bacteria in the large intestine work on carbohydrates (such as sugar, starch, fiber) that are not digested in the small intestine or stomach, they also release small amounts of sulfur compounds. It smells a little bit a little bit. No doubt one of these fools will escape with the others. Here’s how to handle it when it hurts in public.
You can buy strain relief underwear…
Yes, it is now useful. A British company has created these boxers and briefs with an activated carbon back panel that absorbs all off-gassing odors. A quick search on a major shopping site turned up another alternative: disposable carbon pads, which you stick to your underwear or pants as an odor-neutralizing strategy. It sounds weird, but there’s a little science behind it: A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that carbon fiber is effective at absorbing rectal gas, and that the pad eliminates 77 percent of odors.
Or download fart songs and apps
Because of course there’s an app for that. Surprisingly, there are many, many programs that recreate the sound of flatulence. But yours depends on a number of factors: the rate at which gas leaves the body, and how tight your muscles, or glutes, are.
Chewing gum makes you angry…
Let’s say it’s a double whammy of flatulence: Chewing gum causes you to swallow more air. Sometimes you’ll dig it; other times, it flows through your intestines and out the other end. Additionally, these mints are artificially flavored with sorbitol, xylitol, or other sugar alcohols that your body can’t absorb. When these indigestible sugars are broken down, gas is produced, causing bloating and flatulence. Sugar-free cookies, candy, and ice cream aren’t any better. If you drink too much alcohol, you can add diarrhea to the list of not-so-fun side effects. GI doctors avoid artificial sweeteners for this very reason; Here are seven other foods that will upset your stomach.