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Where and how does gas affect the body?

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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Is gas water good for the body?

Is gas water good for the body?

Not sure: What do you mean by gas water? Do you mean simethicone? If so the answer is that it is safe and somewhat helpful in easing gas pain and bloating in the body. Sorry if this is not what you meant. ...Read more

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What effect does tear gas have on the human body?

What effect does tear gas have on the human body?

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

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Can built up gas in your body cause you to faint?

Can built up gas in your body cause you to faint?

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

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Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

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 more

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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

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Can you trap gas in your body by swallowing air?

To some degree: Swallowing air is a common cause of belching. Ultimately all swallowed air will either be absorbed or will work its way out one way or the other. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rid the body of gas after you consume any meal?

What is the best way to rid the body of gas after you consume any meal?

Simethicone: Simethicone or gas-x is an anti-foaming agent that can help reduce gas or bloating after a meal. Mild exercise (like walking) can help move things too. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Rectal discharge and passing of gas often. Increase pain throughout body. Can this be life threatening?

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

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I have gas problem when i take my lunch after half an hour my body starts releasing farts. What should I do?

I have gas problem when i take my lunch after half an hour my body starts releasing farts. What should I do?

Trial OTC remedies: If you eat vegetables for lunch, could try taking a beano before it, as it may just be your body doesn't have enough of the enzyme to digest those types of foods. Otherwise, can try gas-x otc as well; can check with your doctor too. ...Read more

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