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Is passing gas healthy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Flatus: Passing gas is a normal function of the human body. If excessive - get checked.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define "healthy" ?: You make gas from air you swallow and add to it with gasses generated by germ action on foods you eat. If you consume more of foods your body doesn't digest as completely you are more likely to be more gassy. The digestive system is essentially a long tube that is not designed to absorb gasses. It must come out one end or the other. As such, it is normal.

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