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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?
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!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.