What are gases?

We all have gas, which we expel either by burping or through the rectum. Many people think they have excessive gas, when in fact they just have normal amounts. Most people produce about 600ml of gas a day and expel it about 14 times a day.

The main gases found in our gut are carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and, sometimes, methane. The unpleasant smell of the gases comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of Sulfur -containing gases.

Having gas can be common, but sometimes it can make us feel uncomfortable and uncomfortable. Understanding the causes, ways to reduce symptoms, and indicated treatment helps most people feel better.