Although on average a person farts at least 15 farts per day, flatulence can sometimes become even worse. And of course, as an adult, we don’t like to fuss around others. However, it is not always easy to put a stop to this nasty disease. What to do about those nasty smelling gases that are produced in the intestines during digestion. And how do you take your partner into account when you’re lying under the covers in bed and you feel your intestines acting up?
As children we would giggle when we, or a friend, openly farted or farted. Why everything that has to do with poop and pee can make us laugh from an early age, but also fill us with shame is strange. Because the other 6,000,000,000 earthlings also know everything about it, so why be so secretive and glib. Perhaps it has to do with the foul stench that often follows the sound. Anyway, in normal situations as adults among ourselves, we would like to curb the urge in the presence of others, because we prefer not to let someone else smell shit.
Every person has a certain amount of gas in the stomach and intestinal tract. That’s because we swallow air as soon as we talk or eat something. Our intestines and circulatory system also produce gas. Every person regularly passes gas to release that amount of gas. Sun 10 to 20 times a day is quite normal.
Passing gas occurs because the sphincter that keeps the anus closed contracts. Air then leaks from the folds. And that feels good.
Some people struggle with excessive flatulence, often accompanied by rumbling bowels and/or bloating. This may be due to the diet, because substances such as wine, orange juice, coffee and sweets are insufficiently digested in the small intestine and therefore end up unchanged in the large intestine. There they are then fermented, resulting in a lot of flatulence.
As long as the flatulence is not accompanied by alarming symptoms such as:
- Weight loss.
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Blood in stool.
Although the problem is annoying, it is still relatively harmless.
To combat flatulence it is useful to:
- Eat something regularly.
- Consume food slowly and do not talk too much in between, with a view to air intake.
- If you smoke, it is better to quit for good.
- Carbonated drinks, leek, cabbage, onion, chewing gum, sweeteners and fruit juices are also not conducive to a calm intestines.
- Deflatine is a medication, but do not use it for longer than 14 days without consulting your doctor.
Breeze-A and breeze-B
Simply passing wind unashamedly indoors among people is only possible if you are sure that they do not smell or produce any noise. Unfortunately, that certainty is often not available in advance. According to Biologist Midas Dekkers, our farts can be divided into two types:
- The Windjes-A do not smell because they consist of relatively clean air from which the bacteria have removed all contaminants.
- The smelly gases are caused by the digestive bacteria themselves producing gas in our intestines during the digestion of our food. This then results in incomplete digestion (burning) of the food in the intestinal tract.
End of the night
Often at dawn the flatulence increases, because many people then feel the need to empty their intestines after digestion has completed the process undisturbed during the night. If your partner is still sleeping next to you, you can let out some gas in a controlled manner, because it will not be noticeable. And then a little later I go to the toilet to rid the body of the unnecessary feces, and then no more flatulence for the first few hours.