Every one of us must have had that embarrassing and maybe comical moment when we passed gas in public or when we thought no one else was watching. Lol! Relax! It has happened to us all. Otherwise known as ‘farting’, ‘breaking the wind’, ‘polluting the air’, the medical term for passing gas is “Flatulence”.
I remember wondering as a child if extremely wealthy people, people from royal families and those in power farted too. Well, from studies, the normal human farts about 13-21 times in a day. It is a very normal part of life. It is one of the ways the body expels unwanted gases.
These gases may come from inhaled air taken in-between food and drinks or from the collection of gases during digestion of food.
Although farting is normal, there is a condition known as excessive flatulence and may be caused by several factors. This rarely occurs though and so if farting becomes unusually frequent and interferes with your normal lifestyle and you are sure this isn’t as a result of the factors that will be listed below, then it may be a symptom of a medical condition and it is advisable you see the doctor.
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I have been in one of those embarrassing situations, and well, you know me, I decided to check it out. I found out some really interesting facts; tips to control and avoid excessive flatulence.
- Avoid chewing gum for too long, it also allows more air into your system.
- Know yourself: Study your eating pattern and the consequence that follow if any exists. The body system isn’t the same for everyone. I may eat two plates of beans and be absolutely fine, however you may eat just half a plate and begin to fart. So understand your body, avoid excessive consumption of those foods that trigger you.
- Regular exercise may also aid proper digestion and prevent flatulence.
- Stay away from too much carbonated drinks and high-fat meals. Fatty foods have the capacity to leave you bloated, and can lead to passing gas. Carbonated drinks are usually also packed with gas and when consumed in excess, can lead to flatulence.
- Eat a little slower: When you eat slower, you allow less air into your system.