Why do we fart and what cause us to???

United States
November 16, 2006 12:44am CST
It's funny how some people can fart so much or deadly. I know a person who constantly farts when they're around me. I wonder how they're like when they're at work. It's really embrassing for me. I hate it when someone farts silently but it's deadly. lolz... Well, what cause us to have so much gas though?
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@rachelcaron (1681)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I know some of it depends on what you eat and some people are just more gassy than others. I want to know why dog farts are so bad. When my dog farts it makes you want to cry. It's horrible. She (my dog) definitely has sbd (silent but deadly) farts. Its the worse because you never know when it is going to hit. :)
• United States
11 Jan 07
OMG... I never would know how it would smell like when a dog or animal fart. I never came across that or I guess don't pay attention to that. This can be interesting. Gosh, if it's that bad with your dog, what are you feeding him??? Or is it just like that with dogs. lolz.. =)
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• Philippines
10 Jan 07
well we fart because of the air bags in our stomach is filled i think..and we fart sometimes coz we have smell something bad..we are just releasing that bad air..and that was fart..
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• United States
10 Jan 07
yeah... you know what they say about the silent one but deadly. lolz...
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@vankae (447)
• United States
16 Nov 06
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• United States
16 Nov 06
lmao... you're so silly.... Well, about your message, I'll sure help anyone out if they help me. Isn't that what we're here for?
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@swarn47 (1706)
• India
16 Nov 06
Though you might not think it, we each have an average of 14 occurrences of flatulence per day. For an excessive amount of daily flatulence, there can be many reasons. These include: ? -- Smoking. ? -- Lactose intolerance. ? -- Eating certain foods. ? -- Swallowing too much air. ? -- An overabundance of bacteria in the colon. HOW CAN I CONTROL MY FLATULENCE? Controlling ordinary flatulence is basically a matter of watching how you eat and what you eat. You may wish to monitor your intake of high-fibre foods such as cabbage, corn, and beans to determine which may be causing a problem. Substituting the problem food for other high-fibre foods such as bran may lessen the problem. Beans are famous for their wind-inducing properties. However, they are less likely to lead to flatulence if they are soaked overnight along with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar. They should be then be drained and rinsed before cooking in fresh water. Eating slowly and chewing food for longer allows the enzymes in saliva to break the food down before it enters the stomach and digestive tract. The more that food is chewed, the more it is broken down for the digestive system. What?s more, swallowed air is a prime cause of flatulence, and careful chewing avoids the swallowing of air that occurs when food is eaten too quickly. Some processed food items contain ingredients, such as sweeteners or preservatives that can induce wind, especially: ? -- Dietetic foods. ? -- Sugarfree sweets and chewing gum. ? -- Fizzy drinks. ? -- Whole grains and bran. WHEN SHOULD I CONSULT MY DOCTOR ABOUT FLATULENCE? Excessive flatulence may be a symptom of a serious health problem such as: ? -- Appendicitis. ? -- Gallstones. ? -- Stomach ulcers. ? -- Irritable bowel syndrome. If you suspect that you may be suffering from any of these ailments, you should consult your Doctor. Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=7622
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Probably because it would taste nasty coming out of out mouth. Anyway, it depends alot on the foods that we eat. It could be from the spices, the foods, or the way our bodies digest the foods. Some foods might cause us to have more gas than others, due to the digestion process, and what might give you gas, might not give someone else gas. Sometimes, having raw onions on my food gives me more gas than other times. Maybe its the type of onion, of maybe a combination of the onion and something else. But also trying to hold it in can be painful too. So let it out, and feel better about it.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
16 Nov 06
I think it is normal to fart but do it in a good manner prehaps yea ...
• United States
16 Nov 06
Sometimes they happen naturally and you have no control of it but to let it out. I just don't like it when it's silent but deadly. lolz...
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@hell_123 (228)
• India
16 Feb 07
realy people r so crazy
@huanghaozi (1474)
• Egypt
16 Feb 07
Sometimes the structure of the food we eat is so complex that stomach acids alone are not good enough. The body also uses bacteria to break it down. The gas is a byproduct of the bacteria waste (same reason as to why yeast makes bread rise). The body needs to release this gas & farts. Which is not the same as a burp which is trapped air in the stomach.