What Is Flatulence?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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2. Why Does It Smell?

When bacteria break down food in our digestive systems, they release gas as a waste product. This gas, which is passed out of the body, has an unpleasant odor. This is normal for everybody, but people with flatulence tend to pass gases that are particularly bad smelling.

Eating different foods will result in different gases being produced, and these different gases will have different odors to others. Eating a lot of fatty foods in particular can cause unusually smelly gas. Wines, fruit juices, and beers can also lead to smellier than usual gas.


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