Is it harmful to hold back gas?

When our body wants to get rid of accumulated gas, it does so either by belching or by releasing gas from the rectum.
Unlike burping, the causes of gas in the rectum are less obvious. Sometimes bacteria or food fermentation in the stomach increases acidity and leads to gas. Lactose or gluten intolerance also affects it.
But even if your stomach can easily handle milk and grains, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and asparagus that contain fructans, carbs that are a little harder to digest, can lead to more gas as your body tries to break them down.
Will something bad happen if I hold back the gas?
Breathe a sigh of relief: it is very unlikely that holding back gas will seriously affect your health. But remember that any accumulation of air in the gastrointestinal tract, such as the colon, can cause bloating and abdominal discomfort.
That said, the only real exception to the rule is people with intestinal obstruction who have serious obstructions in their colon.
"In this case, the colon bursts because of a blockage," says Dr. Lisa Ganjhu of the New York Medical Center. - Especially if there are weaknesses in the walls. But that only happens to critically ill patients, and rarely."
How do you reduce gas?
Try consuming more probiotics, which can help equalize the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
    Add fermented foods like yogurt or sauerkraut to your diet.
And if you needed another reason to stay away from artificial sweeteners, here it is: Skimmed foods and sweeteners contain sugars that are not digested and excrete as gas or lead to diarrhea.

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