Flatulence, also called “flatus”, “gas” or “wind”, is a common occurrence that is not necessarily indicative of any disorder. Flatulence may also be associated with other symptoms such as belching, abdominal discomfort, abdominal fullness, and abdominal distention (from flatus).
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Simple Causes: There are a number of reasonably simple and obvious causes of excessive flatulence.
- Normal flatulence. Some level of ...
- Aerophagia: Aerophagia literally means eating (phagia) of air. It refers to the ingestion of air into the digestive system. Causes include
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- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gastrointestinal Disorders are any disorder of the stomach, intestines, or other parts of the digestive system. Common examples include gastroenteritis
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- Fecal Incontinence: Fecal incontinence is the leakage of feces from the anus due to difficulty with defecation (leakage of urine is called
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- Stress: Stress is the general condition of emotional or physical stress. This condition can have real physical effects on the body
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- Gastric Motility Disorders: Gastric Motility Disorders are diseases where the stomach and intestines have slower motion (motility) of digested food. The result is
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