Have you ever found yourself trapped in an elevator, meeting, in date and the fact that you try to control your fart but it just leak out. Farting is commonly a source of laughter. Excessive farting can cause both enormous embarrassment and distress. You may think questions likes “why do I fart so much? Flatulence can have several natural causes, and may also be the consequence of a condition that affects the digestive system.
Intestinal gas consists of:
- Exogenous sources – air that comes in from outside. We swallow it when we eat, drink or swallow saliva. So, those who talk while eating may fart more.
- Endogenous sources – it is produced within your digestive system. Gas may be produced as a by-product of digestion of certain foods, or when foods are not digested completely. Anything that causes food not to be digested completely by the stomach and/or small intestine can cause flatulence when it reaches the large intestine.
Other cause of gases to build within your body
Beans – Complex carbohydrates in beans are very difficult for humans to digest.When the complex carbohydrates reach the lower intestine, bacteria feed on them, during which they produce gas.
Lactose intolerance – when lactose-containing foods, such as milk are consumed, the bacteria feed on the lactose and produce excessive amounts of gas.
Celiac disease – intolerance to gluten, a protein found in barley, wheat and rye.
Artificial sweeteners – sorbitol and mannitol are found in candies, chewing-gums and sugar-free sweet foods. A considerable number of people develop either diarrhea, gas or both when they consume these substances.
Carbonated drinks – Fizzy drinks and beer may cause a build-up of gas in the intestinal tract.
Antibiotics – these medications can upset the normal intestinal flora (bacterial flora) in the bowel, which can lead to flatulence.
Laxatives – people who take laxatives regularly and in excess have a high risk of developing flatulence.
Constipation – the feces themselves make it harder to expel excess gas, resulting in further accumulation and discomfort.