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Getting Rid Of Smelly Farts
Can constipation cause smelly gas when you haven't pooped for 2 days? If so how can I get rid of that? I drink plenty of water and eat fiber.
Ideas: Flatulence occurs in normal adults 10-20 times a day. Some methods to reduce flatulence: eat slowly, avoid carbonated beverages, don't smoke, reduce sulfur intake, reduce intake of beans and legumes, avoid high fructose corn syrup, and exercise. There are also medical conditions that could be involved, so it may be worth consulting your physician. ...Read more
I'm intrigued...: Please explain what you mean by your "fetish"? ...Read more
During sex embarrassing air comes out sounding like farts never used to happen but it does everytime now. Can I get rid of this problem? Y does it happ
Normal: These sounds happen very commonly, usually due to air escaping the vagina during intercourse. It is nothing to be embarrassed about, I'm sure your partner doesn't care. It may before apparent with different positions, you can try experimenting. So just relax and try not to think about it. Take care! ...Read more
Frequent farting: Generally caused by swallowing air. Review all your eating and drinking. If you are sucking on candy, chewing gum, drinking frequently, etc., you are also swallowing air and it's going to come out the other end. By cutting down on the air swallowed you cut down on the fart volume and frequency. ...Read more
Perhaps low FODMAP?: Carbon dioxide and methane are produced by the gut flora (bacteria) that live in our intestines. Flatulence is the release of this excess gas / wind. The flatulence from vegetables may be contributed by high 'FODMAP' foods; fermentable carbohydrates that my contribute to gas production. You could choose some low 'FODMAP' options; see http://www. Ibsdiets. Org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ ...Read more
When I feel the urge to fart, this brown diarrhoea liquid substance comes out. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Feces: This is liquid feces which seeps around any solid stool in your rectum. Normally the anorectal structure can miraculously allow gas to be released instead of stool when we want to pass gas, but if your stools become too soft and liquid the latter may seep out. If your stools are always too loose, avoid insoluble roughage and take metamucil to firm up your stools. ...Read more
If stress is the: Cause then I guess one option would be to reduce your stress. Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise >. ...Read more
This may be from lax/stretched pelvic muscles. If you have recently given birth (within a few weeks) this may get better in time. You can try to strengthen your pelvic muscles with kegel exercise.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/kegel-exercises/art-20045283. ...Read more
Diet & exercise:
Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more
Gas: I recommend taking the over the counter medication called simethicone for gas issues. This is in many products such as gas-x or mylicon. Ask the pharmacist to help locate them. Seek the attention of a medical provider if symptoms continue despite these over the counter medications. ...Read more
Hi doc, am over farting like I can't control it cz they keep on coming. I ddnt take any beans. What causes this and how can I stop or get rid of it?
Gas x has simethicone in it and strips are used for immediate effect. I do not think one works better than the other.
Also when you eat, do it slowly, chew your food well. Avoid too much of starches and carbohydrates.
Not aware of any dietary supplement helping gas. Probably fiber. ...Read more
Couple ways: One way is prevention with otc prep like beeno. 2nd way is to break up large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can be passed more easily; otc products with simethicone (gas-x, for example) will do that. If gas is due to milk intolerance (lactase deficiency), lactase enzyme is available as tablets (lactaid) to be taken b4 meal with dairy products. Lactaid milk has been treated with enzyme. ...Read more
1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
What causes "gas": Gi gas arises from maldigestion (enzyme deficiency like lactose intolerance), food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility/gastroparesis, excessive air swallowing, inflammatory ;infectious causes. Any peptic symptoms, early satiety? Tried acid blockers yet? Also check out fod-map diet. ...Read more
Find the cause:
Many different things can cause gas pain true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms
http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more
Avoid dairy!: As we get older, we are at increased risk of lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is our inabiity to digest lactose sugars. Therefore, when we ingest foods such as ice cream, cheese, and milk, we may become bloated, have abdominal pain, and gas. Avoiding foods containing lactose usually reduces these symptoms. If symptoms persist, see your physician to ensure nothing more serious. ...Read more
Pass Gas: Allow the gas to pass, either burp or pass the gas thru the anus. Simethicone is touted as an antigas medication and can be safely taken to try to eliminate gas. ...Read more
Time heals...: ... and so does an air freshener! ;) Seriously though, foul-smelling flatulence may persist following infectious diarrheal illness until the mucosal lining of your colon and gut microbiota turnover (or replenish) upon completion of antibiotics. Consuming probiotics may help. If you require further detail, I am happy to provide a personal consult as I will require additional health information. ...Read more
Probiotics and diet: Passing gas is not unusual. Probiotics for healthy gut bacteria can help. Also limit cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and other offenders like green peppers and onions. You may also be lactose intolerant- see if eliminating liquid milk makes a difference. If so you may need to further evaluate lactose free diet. ...Read more
Retained air post-CO: Air is used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure. During your recovery before discharge you will be encouraged to pass the air back out. This is accomplished by changing your position in bed, gentle abdominal pressure, & verbal encouragement to overcome your natural embarrassment at passing gas. Some air may persist for several hours--call for help if longer. ...Read more