Holding In Your Farts Could Have One Very Unpleasant Consequence

Holding In Your Farts Could Have One Very Unpleasant Consequence

A study has proven that intestinal gases, by being restrained, can escape through other means.

Is there a perfect time to release intestinal gas? The answer is no. As a result, men and women hold their flatulence in whenever possible. However, tightening up to make sure nothing comes slipping out may not be such a good idea, according to the results of a study conducted by Clare Collins of Newcastle University in New South Wales.

This ‘flatulence expert’ wrote an essay for The Conversation in which she explained that a fart can be reabsorbed into the blood before being let out... by the mouth. Yes you read that right, by the mouth.

‘An accumulation of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gases being reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath,’ she wrote.

As explained in the video above, Clare Collins took the opportunity to give us a little advice. When you feel you’re going to have flatulence, move to a suitable place where you can let it go without any problems. However, if you do need to let one loose, make sure it's not going to be one that smells so bad that it could potentially ground a plane...

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So you've now got the green light from a medical professional - if you've got them, let them rip! Hey, according to other studies it may actually have other added health benefits.

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