What is Flatulence?
Flatulence is a medical state in which excess pressure buildup of stomach or intestinal gas occurs which can cause excessive bloating, discomfort, uneasiness and often times leads to increased burping or even passing of gas through rectum. The longer you hold it the smellier it gets. The normal production of gas in a human body is 1-3 pints per day and they pass it out approximately 14 times in a day which is considered healthier but if this number exceeds due to increased production of gas then that becomes a cause of concern and is known as a disease called Flatulence.
How is it caused?
There are various causes that can lead to an excessive production of gas in the intestine. It can be caused due to aerophagia (swallowing of air), improper digestion of food due to which the food remains undigested, excessive consumption of carbohydrates such as beans, starches, onions and dark beer. It can also be caused due to deficiency of Lactase in the body, poor dietary fiber, and inflammatory bowel disease, poor functioning of thyroid, narcotic overdose and sometimes intestinal impediment.
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