Interesting medical facts state that there are 14 occurrences of daily flatulence for an individual. If there’s an excess amount, farting too much may be more than a laughing matter as it implies an abnormal health condition. This article is meant to provide insight into the causative factors of farting and what can be done to treat the problem naturally and effectively.
Why Do I Fart So Much?
There are several factors that can result in excessive farting. The common causative factors include,
- Smoking can cause excessive flatulence. Smoking not only hampers the digestive ability of the intestine, but also result in ingestion of excessive air, which can result in farting
- Intolerance towards lactose like milk and dairy products. These foods don’t get digested effectively in the intestine, which in turn results in fermentation of food and causes farting.
- Effect of consuming certain foods that can create gas. Foods that are high in dietary fiber can result in production of excessive amount of gas
- Swallowing too much air
- Large amount of bacteria present in the colon.
Why Do I Fart So Much In The Morning?
Specifically farting in the morning can help narrow down on the causative factors which include,
- Excessive consumption of gas-inducing foods such as potatoes, cabbage, beans, cauliflower, broccoli and cheese.
- Carbonated drinks and yogurt from live bacteria can cause excessive flatulence in the morning.
Causes of Farting So Much at Night
Excessive farting at night can be indicative of the following causative factors,
- Heavy meal consumed for dinner or supper can create excessive gas.
- Fatty foods and artificial sweeteners
- Too much fiber-rich foods or meats in the diet
- Mild irritable bowel syndrome
Controlling Excessive Farting
Here are some simple tips that can help reduce farting naturally,
- Cut down high-fiber foods like corn, beans and cabbage.
- Soak beans overnight in water with a few tablespoons of vinegar before cooking them to lessen the gas-inducing properties.
- Aid food digestion by chewing food slowly so that the enzymes break the food down before they enter the stomach and intestines.
- Careful chewing also prevents unnecessary amounts of air entering the mouth, which can cause excessive flatulence.
- Ajwain is considered to have strong gas absorbing propertities. Consume a tablespoon of ajwin, especially after a meal to reduce the possibility of gaseous distention and formation of gas.
- Don’t skip meal. Instead consume small quantities of foods frequently. Skipping meals can result in increased gas production, which can increase farting
- Limit milk or dairy products, especially if you suffer from lactose intolerance.
It helps to consult a doctor if instances of excessive flatulence become a regular occurrence. Conditions like stomach ulcers, gallstones and appendicitis can be ruled out. Further, offensive flatulence can often be indicative of an intestinal infection.