Passing gas is a natural bodily function, even if you like it or not.
The average person goes about 14 times a day. Sometimes you won’t even notice that you’re letting it rip!
There are many reasons why people get gassy, either because of their diet or anxiety, but at the end of the day, you must release the air in your digestive system before it builds up.
If you keep it in sufficient time, your body will eventually defy your mind and let the gas go. The thing is, that’s not always the case.
According to experts, some gas can escape your mouth. Exactly how this happens will make you think twice about holding it in…
Clare Collins, a diet and nutrition professor at Newcastle University in the UK, encourages everyone to pass the gas when they need it.
Flatulence can be quite embarrassing when in social situations but creating great pressure and concern that you feel is a sign that you must find a way to let it out as soon as possible.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Satish S.C. Rao also agrees that you should let it out, before it turns into a “fart-burp.”
“If you’ve eaten a carbohydrate-rich meal, this will be fermented in the small intestine [the section immediately connected to the stomach, which leads to the large intestine],” Rao told The Dollar Shave Club. “You’ll belch this gas out.”
“When you do this, this fermented gas is going to smell like fermented gas,” he added.
So, what’s the solution?
The only solution is to break wind when you need to. After you hold it in for a long time there’s really no way you can avoid a portion of the gas from being exhaled.
A fraud to release gas to the public is to accumulate the buttocks muscles while standing or sitting to weaken or silence the fart. Then, release the gas in intervals.
Now, it’s up to you to decide which part of your body you want to pass gas from before your body decides for you.