Gas…it may be smelly and embarrassing, but its just a natural part of life, we’ve all been there. If you feel like your gas sessions are more frequent than normal, then your body might be trying to communicate something else to you.
Eating To Quickly
We are all very busy, and sometimes this leads to our diets being fed to our bodies quicker than we can really even swallow. Believe it or not, if you swallow a lot of air, it can cause you to be gassy. The gas has to go somewhere. You may find that if you eat in a rush you might burp or pass gas a lot afterwards.
As we age our systems become more sensitive to certain things. Though you may have never had issues with dairy in the past, the enzymes that your system has to digest milk begins to diminish over time. You may find that as you get older having dairy products doesn’t sit as easy on your stomach. If you find that you are rather gassy after your favorite scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, you may need to consider eliminating dairy products from your diet.
If you notice that you get gas after eating specific types of foods, it may be time to discuss with your doctor. Pay attention to what your body is telling you, as this could be the on set of a gluten sensitivity or even celiac disease.
Taking medicine? Pregnant or going through menopause? All of this has to do with your hormone levels. When the body has hormone changes, it could cause you to feel a bit more gassy. Some simple steps to fight this is regular exercise, using the bathroom regularly, and taking probiotics.
Yea who knew that being “irregular” could turn you into a farting machine. “When stool isn’t moving, people often feel like they make more gas—and more noxious smelling gas—than they did before,” says Gross. “That’s because the poop is mainly made up of bacteria, so you have more of it just sitting around in your system, fermenting and releasing fumes”. Try adding more fiber into your diet, drink plenty of water, and exercise.