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meaning of always farting?

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Dr. M. Jan
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Family Medicine 66 years experience
Type of Food: Beans and other lentiles produce excessive gases. Take one tablet of Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg every night for two weeks.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What causes frequent farting?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Food you eat: When you eat, your digestive system works to break down food into usable energy to power the cells and the body's many processes and functions. But your gut finds certain foods too difficult to break down into just energy and waste, and gas is the leftover product when those foods sit in your colon. Portions of foods that can't be broken down and digested by the intestines travel to the colon, wh.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Does anybody know how to minimize farting and the smell?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You cant. : Passing gas is normal and essential or you would pop. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria. Try probiotics as they might help. Certain foods increase. Gas, like legumes.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does passing wind ( farting).Always smell bad?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Downwind : I think it depends on the direction of the wind. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to stop my farting?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You cant. : Passing gas is normal and essential or you would pop. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria. Try probiotics as they might help. Certain foods increase. Gas, like legumes.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I been farting all last night and all today every few minutes and its never happened before and i don't know why its annoying me now?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Irritated bowels.: Probably something you ate causing excessive gas formation followed by diarrhea. Next few days watch your diet, avoid dairy products, orange juice, green salads, beans, fatty and fried foods. You can have soups, jello, bread. You can also use probiotics.

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