To Fart or Not to Fart That is the question !!

flatulence - To Fart or Not to Fart That is the Question!

You are sitting in  a group , enjoying a meal in a happy -belly -situation. And suddenly gasses in the stomach build and want out!

It is  socially embarrassing  to fart when  in company and even  considered unacceptable . But we suggest . Let it come !!

Surprised!! Farts are healthy and demonstrate the state of the gut. Discharge from hospitals are determined  by passing of wind and get delayed till the medical authorities are satisfied that wind has been broken to rule out any intestinal blockage or other- wise.

On the flip side farting a lot , especially smelly farts may  signal a digestion malfunction and  point the way to the doctor. In both situations, the importance and relevance of farts gets under scored.!!

What is a Fart?

A fart, by definition is a consequence of the gasses generated in the intestines or stomach , caused by vibrations and the  integrated activity of the stomach muscles. When food enters the stomach, the bacteria ,  which is  entrusted with  the responsibility of breaking the food down, extracts vitamins and other nutrients to sustain  the system and  boost immunity. In the process , gasses  such as hydrogen, methane and carbon-dioxide are  built up, causing digestive flatulence.The wind finds a way out through the anus and is also referred to as breaking wind.  Although there is no defined pattern of farting , as it may differ with each individual,  breaking  wind  up to  8 -10 times a day is viewed in the realm of ordinary behavior.

Apart from ingested food, wind may also occur by swallowing air, as oxygen or nitrogen may enter the digestive passages.

What are the symptoms of flatulence?


symptoms of flatulence

Flatulence, could result in symptoms of a swollen abdomen, bloating, pain, constipation, unintentional weight loss which is usually a signal for further investigation, heart burn or blood in stool, also a cause for concern, vomiting and  diarrhea.

What are the Conditions leading to farting?

This situation is normally characterized by conditions of gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease which causes inflammation in the bowel and cramping, peptic ulcers and constipation etc. It may also lead to food and lactose intolerance.

Hence foods with less carbs, properly chewed, be taken.  Carbonated drinks are best avoided in such conditions.

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