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What causes frequent farting?

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

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

Noxious flatus: Noxious flatus, otherwise known as smelly farts are a natural occurrence but can be worsened by eating certain foods such as kale, broccoli, and other foods high in nitrogen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes some farts to smell and others don't?

What causes some farts to smell and others don't?

Diet, bacteria: Colonic gas is composed of the end products of the metabolism of bacteria in your gut. Dietary alterations can encourage the production of certain types of gas, some with odor and other not. Also the type of bacteria in your colon can also affect this. ...Read more

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What causes occasionally farting?

What causes occasionally farting?

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

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What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

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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What causes my bad farts after drinking?

What causes my bad farts after drinking?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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What food causes people to fart more than usual?

What food causes people to fart more than usual?

Beans: Beans have undigestible sugars that are fermented by bacteria in the colon, making gas. Bean also have lectins that affect bowel motility. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes farts and how can I prevent them?

Can anyone tell me what causes farts and how can I prevent them?

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

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What causes farts that smell really bad and a lot worse than normal?

What causes farts that smell really bad and a lot worse than normal?

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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