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Over the weekend, I noticed an interesting question in a column by The People’s Pharmacy’s Joe and Teresa Graedon that addressed the topic of flatulence due to diet. The person who wrote in said that her son is a vegetarian who eats a lot of beans and dairy for protein, as well as lots of vegetables. He especially eats a lot of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots. “He is so flatulent, we can hardly stand it,” the mother wrote.
Smelly gas is one thing, but as I did a little research, there can be other outcomes from gas, such as misdiagnosis of other health issues. For instance, gas in the intestines can cause severe pain for some people, leading to misdiagnosis for a more severe condition. When pain from gas is on the left side of the colon, doctors can confuse it with heart disease. When the pain is on the right side, doctors may suspect gallstones or appendicitis.
So what is gas? Why does it occur? Why does it become smelly? What foods caus...
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Definition Belching is the act of bringing up air from the stomach. It produces a characteristic (typical) sound. Alternative Names Burping; Eructation; Gas - belching Considerations Belching is most often a normal process. The purpose of belching is to release air from the stomach. Every time you swallow, you also swallow air, along with fluid or food. As the air builds up in the upper stomach, it causes stretching of the stomach that triggers the lower esophageal sphincter muscle to relax. This lets air escape up the esophagus and out the mouth. Excessive or repeated belching may be caused by unconsciously swallowing air (aerophagia). Depending on the cause, belching may change in duration and intensity. Symptoms such as nausea, dyspepsia , and heartburn may be relieved by belching. Common Causes Pressure caused by the unconscious swallowing of air Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
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