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Where And How Does Gas Affect The Body
Gas production: I am assuming flatus and burping, the gas has to be produced by one of three things: 1. Activity by bacteria usually in colon multiple u tube videos showing this 2. Swallowing the air during the act of eating or chewing 3. Inserting gas into body there is no adverse effects as long as it passes naturally most people pass flatus approximately 14 x a day. ...Read more
eyes: Tear gases are irritants with some acidic components causing striking irritation and tear secretion in response to the irritation. They are not dissimilar to getting pepper spray in the eyes. These have the capacity to disturb vision and put the victim out of commission. There is no effect of these on the rest of the body and most are short term with no long term problems on the eyes. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Help w/more info. ...Read more
No: There are no known specific causes of diverticulitis. Diet does not seem to play a role. A high fiber diet is recommended though not proven beneficial. The commonly heard advice to avoid small undigestible foods (such as nuts and seeds) because they may theoretically become lodged in a diverticulum is completely unproven and is probably little more than an old wives' tale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't I pass gas or go to the bathroom? I drunk a lot of water today and nothing, what's going on with my body.
It depends on what you were doing.: Your physical activity as well as the environment largely dictates how much fluid you need. Here in Arizona where the temperature in the summertime is often over 110°F you need substantially more fluid than you would in a place like Seattle. So if you are working outside or doing manual labor outside you're going to lose substantially more fluids. In order to urinate in a larger quantity you're going to need to drink more fluid. It just depends on the environment and your activity ...Read more
Rectal discharge and passing of gas often. Increase pain throughout body. Can this be life threatening?
Rectal discharge: Would seek medical attention within 24-48 hours at doctor/urgent care/ER, especially if there is blood . Could be constipation, food intolerance, H pylori,gastritis, gallbladder early autoimmune disease like ileitis (Crohns).Diverticulitis is rare at your age but there could be infection/abscess. ...Read more
I have gas problem when i take my lunch after half an hour my body starts releasing farts. What should I do?
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