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5 Reasons Why Holding In A Fart Can Be Really Harmful, So Let It Rip!

5 Reasons Why Holding In A Fart Can Be Really Harmful, So Let It Rip!

Farts are a natural part of our bodies. The saying 'better out than it' is factual, because holding in a fart can cause you some serious discomfort in the long run.

Farts have been the butt of most immature jokes. Growing up, we always thought farts were funny but then as we grew up, we slowly were shamed into submission, farts are not funny! 

But the thing is, farts are a natural part of our bodies. The saying 'better out than it' is factual, because holding in a fart can cause you some serious discomfort in the long run. However, there is the other saying that rightly says 'there is a time and a place for everything'. Like if you were in a job interview, for example, farting would seriously derail plenty of things. This begs the question, what happens to your body when you hold your horses? 

 1. It can cause a stomach ache

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Flatulence is your body's way to relieve gas build-up. Failing to get rid of the gas in your gut could cause you a lot of discomforts. You're essentially holding in what needs to be let out, really! Forcing yourself not to fart could cause you abdominal pain, bloating, or even distension. You're doing yourself a disservice, at the end of it!

2. It could come out the wrong end

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Technically, farts are coming out the right end. But if you decide to hold back the gassy expression, it could travel back up the body towards the wrong end. According to experts, the forced-back farts could be re-absorbed by the body and be dispelled through your breath. As if farting wasn't bad enough, no one would talk to you if your breath smelled like one, too. 

3. You'll mess up your digestion

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Farting is a part of our body's process to digest nutrients from foods. A fart originates in the gut and moves along the digestive tract to be released by our body. By preventing gas from being expressed, we're actually delaying our body's natural process. Trapping pockets of gas in your gut can put a huge dampener on your digestion. 

4. Flying and farting are very common

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When we're up in the air, there is a lot of pressure in the cabin, which can weigh down on our bodies. Planes fly at a cruising altitude of 20,000 feet, which can put a distinguishable amount of pressure on your stomach to let out that built-up methane. It can be a really embarrassing situation to be in, but it's best to excuse yourself and let it out before you cause your body some serious discomfort. 

5. How much is too much? 

While farting is and will always remain a natural part of our body, there is still such a thing as too much farting. If you find yourself to be letting loose a little too often, then it could be a sign of an irritable bowel. Consult your doctor for the best approach if you feel like your flatulence could be medically-connected. 

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