Somebody made this up, I think.quote:Hypersegmentation of the bowel causes frothing. In addition if you produce a lot of mucus gas can get trapped in it. Enzyme supplementation might be helpful for gas if mucus is a problem because the mucus coats the food before it is digested and the
This from another part of the paperquote: "While hypersegmentation may contribute to the formation of froth, this type of activity probably retards aboral flow of materials, since gas and other materials are probably transported more rapidly by noncircular smooth muscle movements."
from" The Clinical Gas Syndromes- A Pathophysiologic approach" by Ivan Danhof .quote: ..."intestinal hypermotility, particularly with an increase in small-bowel segmenting movements as seen at fluoroscopy, couplesd with an increase in mucus, favors the production in the small intestine of mucus entrapped gas or "frothing" which may be seen radiologicallly as loculated smal l intestinal gas.....Upon occasion, food materials may be coated with mucus and hurried into the colon , where these partially digested substrates favor fermentative changes in the colon. Enzyme supplememntation is frequently efficacious in therse circumstances. "