Common Causes Of Flatulence

Posted In: Gastroenterology     2018-02-22     42

What is flatulence?

Flatulence is very common. It is a medical term for passing gas from the digestive system through the anus. It happens when gas gets accumulate inside the digestive system. Get in touch with the best doctors in Bangalore with Cureplus

 

Causes of flatulence

·         Beans

An oligosaccharide is a complex carbohydrate found in beans is hard to digest. If you soak the beans overnight, discard the soaking water and cook beans well can reduce the flatulence.

 

·         Elimination of good bacteria

Lack of good bacteria in the guts can lead to excessive flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive problems. This occurs due to excessive intake of anti-biotic, taking a large amount of sugar and refined flour, consuming pastries and cakes, and non-vegetarian food, which could eradicate colonic flora.

 

·         Intolerance and allergy

Lactose intolerance and allergic reactions towards milk can increase the accumulation of gas. People having poor tolerance towards foods having high fructose corn syrup and yeast can lead to a lot of stomach cramps and gas formation.

 

·         Diet high in fiber and carbohydrate

Usually, a diet including lots of starchy foods such as wheat, potato, and past can cause flatulence. Flatulence can result in discomfort and belching.

 

·         Few vegetables

Vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, onions, turnips, cauliflower, and ginger can cause some gas formation too.

 

·         Some health conditions

Health conditions like diarrhea, anemia, hemorrhoids, constipation, stomach infection and irritable bowel syndrome can cause flatulence.