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What Causes Frequent Farting
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. ...Read more
Bowel bacteria: You have lots of bacteria in your bowel that create gas while they're doing their marvelous work in your body -- including making vitamins, etc. If you eat something that upsets their balance, you may have more gas. Also eating beans, alcohol sugars, etc. You can take probiotics and/or digestive enzymes and see if it helps. ...Read more
Flatulence: This may very well be proof of a food allergy. Flatulence is common and a sign of healthy diet in some instances. High fiber diets increase flatulence. Your term 'bad' makes me think this is more than just routine flatulence. You may want to look at doing a food diary for a week and seeing if you can discern a problem there that may be the cause of this 'bad' situation. ...Read more
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Flatus: Undigested food (usually carbs) can undergo bacterial fermentation in the colon with production of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. This leads to gas (Flatus). Gas production is common w cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados & melons. Use of dairy products if lactose intolerant is another cause. You can purchase ...Read more
Giardia?: May things can upset the balance in your GI tract causing gas, bloating, and even changes in stool. Infection (recent antibiotics?), giardia (travel hx?), change in diet (might you be milk or wheat sensitive?), etc. You can try "pro-biotics" (lactobaccillus), or charcoal tablets, & focusing on a healthy, balanced diet (note some foods cause more gas, see Dr. Google). If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
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