Frequent Farting: Causes, Signs, and When to See a Doctor – Dr. Moo’s Expert Advice

2023-12-18 11:01:34

Today (18 Dec. 2023) Dr. Moo or Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weerasak Charatchaisri, a doctor specializing in forensic medicine. Srinakharinwirot University Posted on Facebook about frequent farting. What is the cause? Signs that you need to see a doctor

Dr. Moo posted a message saying, “Frequent farting is caused by what?” Signs that you need to see a doctor Farting is normal. But if you fart too much, it could be an indicator of health problems. According to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), the average person farts between 5 and 15 times per day.

The main reason for farting more than usual

1) Soft drinks. Drinking soft drinks. Especially drinking using a straw. This will cause more gas to remain in the large intestine. and results in a 50% increase in bloating.

2) Inflammatory bowel disease Farting more than usual may be a sign of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. (Inflammatory Bowel Disease-IBD) The symptoms of IBD include frequent diarrhea, pain in the lower abdomen, bloating caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines, weight loss, low-grade fever along with fatigue.

3) Vegetables, cabbage, bean sprouts, broccoli and various beans. They all contain carbohydrates, which make them difficult to digest. causing more gas

4) Processed food, eating a lot and often of fast food (such as burgers and pizza), and eating little fruit and vegetables. May cause unbalanced levels of bacteria in the intestines This results in more gas in the intestines.

Warning signs that you need to see a doctor if you fart more than usual include:
1) The fart has an unusually bad odor.
2) Fart combined with abdominal pain Vomiting blood or there is blood in the stool
3) Frequent farting and feeling tired and dizzy.

If you have frequent farts or unusually smelly farts You should see a doctor to diagnose the cause and receive appropriate treatment.

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