No one wants to be that person in the office who constantly smells like they’re passing gas, but sometimes, you can’t help it.
If you need to fart and don’t want anyone to know, here are a few tips for how to do it quietly.
What causes farting?
The most common causes of flatulence are chemicals known as flatus gases. The primary component in these gases is the intestinal gasses, methane and hydrogen.
These gasses develop when bacteria (primarily in the colon) break up proteins into smaller compounds like amino acids.
The mixture of these small molecules with other bodily fluids creates the chemical reaction that cause farting.
If you’ve ever seen anyone pass wind, you know it’s often accompanied by a noticable odor; this is caused by the added sulfur containing digestive fluids such as hydrogen sulfide which reacts to your nasal cavity when released through flatulence.
This means if you’re eating foods that are high in protein but low on fiber, then you run an increased risk of passing gas and potentially having a smelly one.
Stress is also a major cause of farting – when we get stressed the body produces cortisol, which of course leads to more frequent farting. If you can’t handle your job.
Well let’s face it, you literally cannot handle your job if you’re too busy passing gas all day long! Stress can even give people debilitating stomach pains that lead to nervous flatulence.
You might want to consider getting a new line of work altogether though, because unfortunately there’s no known cure for this condition except paying someone else to deal with it on your behalf.
Is farting natural?
Not only is it natural, but everybody does it. It’s not just one person in the world that farts.
No matter what someone might say about their own flatuence (farting) or lack thereof – when you place a balloon in front of them and pop it, everyone will jump at the sound! The surprise comes from inside us all! 😉
Farts can be harmless to gross and stink up the room depending on who they come out of.
Even our pets produce these odorous fumes daily, so much so that there are actually scented candles made to give off the scent of animal farts! 😛
Hanging around people produces more than just gas though – consider this: Most people live their lives with a lot of tension built up in their muscles.
When people laugh, this tension is released and the body relaxes. It’s one reason why laughing feels so good – it’s like having our brains turn back on.
How to fart quietly?
The trick to quiet flatulence is, first of all, inhibition. You can actually train yourself to suppress farting while keeping your sphincter loose. Then you need the patience of a saint and an iron will.
The more often you let it go without following through on the urge to expel gas, the easier it becomes. Like exercising, this takes time and some discomfort but over time you get used to it.
A word of warning though; don’t try this method for consecutive days or else your social group might drop off one by one like leaves in winter!
Stopping burps comes down to accepting that breathing involves bringing air into the stomach; if you want to stop burping, you need to control this process.
To do that, you have to work on your breathing pattern – or more specifically – your exhalation. Taking deep breaths with a long exhalation is a good start and may help you gradually get rid of frequent burps.
5 Tips to fart quietly in a meeting
Farting is a natural process that is controlled by our central nervous system. Our body releases air through the anus whenever it needs to.
It’s an embarrassing situation that every single person has experienced at least once in their lifetime, whether you are male or female doesn’t matter!
However, some people tend to make this act seem like something really serious and complicated since they try way too hard to hold it in, but honestly there is no point of doing so since it will come out sooner or later!
If you want to fart quietly (or even if you don’t) here are some tips on how you can do that!
1st Tip: Eat less meat
I know that eating veggies isn’t the most delicious thing especially when there is delicious meat or cheese on the table, but this time you need to sacrifice your pleasure for your sake! Vegetables will make you fart less because they contain certain sugar called oligosaccharides.
Yes, what a mouthful name isn’t it? Basically, these sugars are hard to digest and most of them end up in your colon where bacteria starts to break down which causes gas production. So if you want to fart less, eat more veggies instead of meat!
2nd Tip: Switch the way you sit
Sitting with crossed legs is one of those things that can put pressure on your anus which might result in uncontrolled farting. If that’s the case then switching the way you sit from cross legged to “criss-cross” will help!
3rd Tip: Drink lots of water!
A lot of people tend to drink less water because they are too lazy. But, water is very useful for your body since it keeps your digestive system healthy, that way you fart way less than before!
Not only that but drinking more water can actually make you feel full faster which can reduce the chance of eating foods that cause gas production.
4th Tip: Stop what you’re doing and go for a walk
When you need to fart immediately, stop doing whatever thing you are currently doing and go somewhere where nobody is nearby.
Once there, relax yourself by taking a deep breath in through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth until no more air comes out.
5th Tip: Mind your diet!
Last but not least, keep a check on what you eat. Try to cut down the foods that might cause gas production such as raw vegetables, beans and dairy products.
Also don’t eat too much of those things since they will just come out from your rear end no matter how hard you hold it in! (excuse my French).
By doing so, I believe you won’t have to worry about farting too much anymore since a healthy body equals a happy life right? So stay healthy & happy dudes!
What diet can reduce excessive farting?
There are many factors that may promote excessive flatulence, including the following:
An incompletely digested food or food intolerance. For example, one of the most common sources is lactose intolerance . Excessive intake of fresh vegetables and beans can cause too much bloating and gas.
Fiber supplements such as Metamucil and Citrucel also promote excess gas in some people because they add bulk to stools and speed their passage through the colon.
However , these types of dietary changes only help in a small number of cases where specific foods cause intestinal upset . A more likely reason for excess gas than an under-digested meal or food is simply swallowing too much air. This is probably more common than any other cause.
Dentures, gum chewing and smoking contribute to the problem by causing people to swallow more air. Although not a dietary issue , eating more slowly can help reduce this cause of excessive flatulence .
* Food allergy or food sensitivity may promote intestinal gas production because these reactions both involve immune responses that trigger release of histamine from cells in the intestines.
In fact, histamine is quickly broken down by an enzyme called Diamine Oxidase which is present in high concentrations in the lining of the colon [this explanation needs references].
Histamines are known to stimulate peristalsis and increase water secretion into stool . Thus, they may actually help expel gas out of the body even though they can be irritating.
This possibility seems logical because antihistamines are used to treat abdominal pain, cramps and flatulence .
* Bacteria in the small intestine may ferment undigested food substances and cause excess gas. However , most of this gas is probably absorbed and passed out with stool within a few hours without causing much problem.
Some of it is even swallowed after being produced by bacterial activity in the gut. There is little evidence that bacteria contribute significantly to excessive gas production in people who do not have diseases that affect their intestinal function .
* Under normal circumstances, colon bacteria produce only a small amount of hydrogen sulfide odor [needs reference].
Most hydrogen sulfide gas produced during digestion remains unreacted because your intestines contain enzymes which quickly convert it into odorless compounds.
However , in people who produce excessive flatulence , bacteria may ferment un-reacted hydrogen sulfide producing thiols which are far more odiferous than hydrogen sulfide gas molecules.
This is probably the main reason why some folks pass gas that smells like rotten eggs while others do not.
*People with an overgrowth of yeast ( Candida albicans ) in their intestines typically have problems with excessive intestinal gas production after eating foods containing carbohydrates such as bread, beans and potatoes.
It has also been suggested that “overgrowths” of other types of yeast including Saccharomyces cerevisiae may contribute to intestinal wind because these yeasts can break down sugar tos and carbon dioxide directly instead of first fermenting it to acetone, butanol and other organic acids.
Some people also suspect that yeasts such as Candida albicans may contribute to excessive intestinal gas because they can ferment amino acids in proteins directly instead of first converting them to ammonia , amines and other breakdown products. However , there is little evidence to support this possibility .
* Mineral oil can influence bowel function by inhibiting natural contractions of the colon. As a result, it acts more like a lubricant rather than a laxative once inside the large intestine.
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In conclusion, farting is a natural process that everyone does. Although it can be embarrassing, there are ways to do it quietly.
Following a few simple tips can help you reduce the amount of gas you produce and keep your colleagues from knowing when you let one go.
If excessive farting is a problem for you, consider making some diet changes to see if that helps. Thanks for reading!