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Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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I have a really bad gas problem. No matter what I eat, I can't control my gas..And it smells really bad

I have a really bad gas problem. No matter what I eat, I can't control my gas..And it smells really bad

Flatulence.: I would add a probiotic to your daily nutritional regimen. Excess gas sometimes from bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, which we can combat with probiotics. ...Read more

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I have been a verbal notice about body oder , . I shower and use deodorant , I am not aware of it , i could smell myself right i also have bad gas that i can't seem to control until appropriate to let it out , frustrated what should I do ?

You : You may not be aware of your own body odor, either because you have become habituated to it, or you sense of smell may not be accute. There can be a number of reasons for foul body odors. Our body releases odor through our breath, feces, urine and sweat. Most of the time when we think of body odor, we think of sweat in the area of the groin or underarms. This type of odor is usually caused by the interaction of sweat and bacteria. If you have poorly controlled gas release, i must ask you what kind of diet you have? Are you drinking at least eight 8 ounces glasses of water per day? Are you getting enough vegetables and fruits, especially ones that are robust with fiber? Are you eating a ton of red meat? The bacteria associated with meat can create smelly bowel movements. Do you suffer from constipation? An unhealthy diet can be the culprit for body odor. Next issue, medical conditions: irritable bowel syndrome (abdominal pain with constipation alternating with diarrhea), food allergies, leaky gut syndrome or in severe situations; bowel obstructions can be reasons for malodor. I recommend that you see your doctor so that he or she can rule out any medical problems. You can talk with your doctor about the possibility of doing a gentle juice cleanse. If you don’t have a specific medical problem: hydrate well and improve your diet. I wish you well as you are making improvements in this area of your life. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a problem with flatulence odor, how can it do away?

I have a problem with flatulence odor, how can it do away?

Change diet: The odor is likely from your diet. Stay away from foods like beans, which when digested form gasses which are passes via rectum. This will likely help. ...Read more

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My "flatulence" has a very bad odor. Why does this happen? (I have been recently constipated)

My "flatulence" has a very bad odor. Why does this happen? (I have been recently constipated)

Flatulence: Flatulence odor may just be due to the normal bacteria in your colon. Certain foods can worsen the smell. Treat your constipation with 6-8 glasses of water daily, add fiber to your diet like whole grains, fruits, oats. White rice and bananas can cause constipation, so avoid them.You can try over the counter metamucil to add to water or orange juice. ...Read more

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26 y m with excess flatulence(with bad odor) from childhood esp increase with legumes(etc), otherwise normal, what's the best treatment?

Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing simethicone that help to break down the gas in the gut (bean-o, gas-x). ...Read more

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Help please! is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system health/hygiene?

Help please! is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system health/hygiene?

Not necessary: Bad odor that's h2s. High fiber can cause it. First step is tp cut down on fiber. Also be more active physically. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

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Gas (Definition)

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