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Smelly farts can be a major source of embarrassment, not only for the person who farts, but also for the people around them. They can lead to poor self-esteem, social isolation, and may even indicate underlying digestive problems.
The medical term for farting is flatulence. It is a natural human occurrence and some consider it to be a sign of a healthy digestive tract. The average human being passes between 500 and 1500 milliliters of gas through their rectum daily. That amounts to ten to twenty farts each day! Intestinal gas is composed of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. These gases are generally odorless, but can become foul smelling when other gases, such as sulfates, are added. This occurs in two ways. First, if the gas remains in the intestines for an extended period of time, bacteria start adding foul smelling sulfates to it. The second thing that makes farts smelly is consuming foods that are high in sulfur. However, food that is typically known to cause excessive gas such as beans, fruits, and vegetables, generally cause large amounts of odorless gas.
The best way to prevent your farts from becoming smelly is to avoid eating foods that are rich in sulfur. Sulfur has an odor of rotten eggs and is notorious for causing foul smelling farts. Foods to avoid include vegetables from the cabbage family such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and bok choy. Other foods rich in sulfur are meat, eggs, cheese, whole cow's milk, garlic, onions, horseradish, and sulfite preserved foods like wine and dried fruits.
To minimize malodorous gas, eliminate high sulfite meats like beef and pork from your diet and substitute them with their low sulfur counterparts such as fish and chicken. Use ginger and chili peppers instead of garlic and onions, and eat plenty of the low sulfur containing vegetables including avocados, eggplant, spinach, and carrots.
Maximizing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet acts as a natural laxative and helps you to have regular bowel movements. This decreases the amount of time that gas sits in the colon being exposed to odor causing bacteria. When gas is exposed to bacteria for long periods, any food we eat will cause foul smelling farts. To make sure that your bowels move regularly, eat plenty of natural fiber and drink lots of water.
Foul smelling farts are rarely associated with serious illness. However, if avoiding sulfur containing foods and having regular daily bowel movements does not improve the odor of your farts, or you are experiencing additional symptoms such as weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, you may have a digestive disorder. These are a few conditions to consider:
If you have gas all the time, you can verify your gallbladder. Foods that are not digested precisely make gas and may cause smelly flatulence. You can go for the digestive enzymes and you can find some outcomes. You can also take some probiotics to accelerate your digest. Hope these tips help.
Why do I have such bad gas all the time?! I have taken all types of tests almost. The tests are 2 endoscopies, 2 colonoscopies, and h-pylori. I received the negative result of the tests and the doctor has not interpreted the problem. The other signs are the mild back pain and it is a continuous one. It becomes worse when I am gassy additionally. I have also a very cold feeling just below the left rib cage. I have decided to have a candida test as this test can help me figure out the possibility of having candida.
Keep me updated! I always get bad gas after eating but have no idea about it except taking some pills. But I do think pills have some side effects.
What pills are you taking? Because i would do anything to get rid of the gas
I am in doubt about the color of your stools. It is better to verify the color of your stools. If it is a light color, there is a possibility of having liver or Hepatitis as I assume. I am facing the same thing. You know, it smells really bad, like rotten eggs. I just went for a blood test and a liver function test. Hope this is not a big problem.
Foul smelling gas is indeed embarrassing. You can verify H. pylori. Take some probiotics in your diet each day, and as the article said, you should avoid taking foods that are rich in sulfur. However, these are not for your sickness or to be used as your medicines. It is better to have Culturelle. Hoping, you can overcome your smelly farts.
Thank you for the great article! I originally have bad gass all the time. My doctor asked me to take some pills but after a while, the bad flatulence comes to bother me again. I followed your advices about avoiding foods rich in sulfur. I feel much better now.
I am male and passing my twenty seven years. I have had full smelling flatulence for around one year; I discharge gas with a bad smell. I had the blood test and the ultra scan. According to my doctor bacteria is the cause of my bad flatulence. I received the negative result of the tests. I took some antibiotics, but there was no result. In the colonoscopy test no problem was found. I used some loose underwear, but I did not get any result. The doctor checked my anus with the finger and he found that there was no injury near it. My homeopathy doctor informed me that the bacteria caused this infection and provided me some medicines. This medication did not heal me. What a embarrassing situation I am in!
try this ..>> stop eating red meat and pork for 1 month then your farts wont smell at all .... red meat takes 3 days to digest and it starts rotting and smelling in the body... i bet that is the real prob, just try it and see , i promise you if it dont work it wont hurt