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What does really stinky flatulance indicate?

What does really stinky flatulance indicate?

Flatulence: The smell of your flatulence is often related to your diet. Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet.

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more


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How to treat flatulance?

Simethicone: Consider over-the-counter simethicone to help treat flatulence. Avoid foods commonly associated w/gas eg beans. Look for medications that inhibitor metabolism eg orlistat & Alpha glucosidase inhibitors as left over products can serve as fuel source for other commensal bacteria.

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Could flatulance be a sign of a food intolerance?

Could flatulance be a sign of a food intolerance?

Yes: Beans are well known to cause flatulence. Yes some food intolerance can cause gassiness as your body is not digesting it well. Try enzymes with your meals.

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What is the best natural cure for flatulance?

What is the best natural cure for flatulance?

Probiotics: Try taking probiotic supplements. These natural otc remedies confer a number of different health benefits including reduction in flatulence. Good luck!

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What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

Open a window?: It depends on what is causing the flatulence. It often depends on what you eat (for example high fiber diets, lots of meat). Those things tend to make the flatulence more fragrant.

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What causes severe flatulance could it be connected to constipation which I have been suffering with for the past two weeks?

What causes severe flatulance could it be connected to constipation which I have been suffering with for the past two weeks?

Yes: Flatulence is gas that is created by the bacteria that colonize your gut, making up to 75% of your stool volume. Constipation is retention of stool, meaning more bacteria=more gas. A high fiber diet improves constipation, easing passage of stool, less bacteria, less flatulence-short term use of laxatives may help too, along with diet and exercise, as always!

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How can I stop flatulence?

How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc.Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help.

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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion.

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How do I control flatulence?

Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes.

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How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that.

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Does coleslaw cause flatulence?

It can - because it: Contains cabbage. Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production.

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How much flatulence is too much?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

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What are the causes of flatulence?

Two main sources: Your flattus is composed of the air you swallow & gasses created by grems in your digestive tract.Bacteria & other germs live off the material your body does'nt absorb during digestion & produce a gas in this process. Lactose ingested by intolerant people will make them gassy because the germs love the left overs. A sugar in vegies(fucose) makes most of us gassy since we can't absorb it.

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How do I deal with flatulence pain?

How do I deal with flatulence pain?

Reduce gas productn: Flatulance(gas) pain is a natural response of the balloning of the colon by gas.This causes stretch fibers to react similar to labor pain.Since we are prewired to do this, your best action is to reduce gas production.Balancing the gut bacteria with lactobacillis strains(yogert) can help. I.D.& avoid foods that make you gassy. If needed, find a secluded place, get prone with bottom up & let it out.

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58 years old why bedtime flatulence?

Lots of reasons: The gas associated with flatulence can among other reasons originate from ingested air, fermentation of ingested food, or reflect gut dysfunction (dysmotility or inflammation). Your doctor will ask if you are losing weight, have identified particular food intolerances, have had recent exposures/travel or taken antibiotics, use probiotics, have problems with thyroid, diabetes, or irritable bowel.

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Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Avoid : Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes.

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Does flatulence cause health problems?

Flatulence: Flatulence does not cause health problem on it's own but new onset of symptoms should be discussed with a physician to see if it is due to another process in body.

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What can I do about flatulence? I'm 73.

Two main causes: The two main causes to flatulence is 1) air swallowed during eating, and 2) gas formed in the intestine. For #1, no talking during eating, small bites and chew your food well. For #2, avoidance of foods that tend to form gas (beans, certain vegetables, etc.) and avoidance of milk & milk sugars (cheese, ice cream, etc.) in those who are lactose intolerant. Talk with your doctor for more specifics.

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What are some possible causes of flatulence?

Dietary change: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things.