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I have a G question. I don't actually have TOO much trouble with G, I usually sort of swing back and forth between C and D. But on occasion, I seem to get a lot of G...well maybe not a LOT, but more than I normally do. Here's my stupid question...what exactly causes all that air to get into our systems?? I understand that we swallow a certain amount of air when we're eating and drinking. And I sometimes get more G from drinking something fizzy like soda. But what else causes the air build up?? And why sometimes is there a lot more G than other times?? I hope yall don't think this was too dumb a question, but I was just curious about it!!
 

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I talk about gas so much, you would think I would have the answer down pat. Well, I don't. But to give you a simplified answer, there are chemical reactions going on in the body which give off gas. Like some bicarbonates with acid in your stomach which give off carbon dioxide.Secondly, air which you inhale goes into the blood and from there some components can diffuse back into the digestive system.And thirdly, the most important one is bacteria which feed off the carbohydrates and produce gas in the process. I think kmottus describes it as them giving off millions of tiny little farts which all add up to the ones we experience
 

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I hope you don' mind that I reply. I was told once there are no stupid questions. I was informed a few years back that a G problem was caused by the amount of fermination in the gut it sounded logical to me at the time and I haven't heard or even sot a different explanation. Hope I'm not to far of base.Keep asking questions how will I ever learn anything if someone doesn't keep asking. Thank you.
 

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quote: seem to get a lot of G...well maybe not a LOT,
You could make a good guess about this by keeping a formal count. One thing you might do is fast from food to see what effect that has. That could tell you whether the source is really from the atmosphere or from undigested food.
quote:And I sometimes get more G from drinking something fizzy like soda.
I actually don't think one could see a signficant amount of gas from this. It's carbon dioxide, which is rapidly absorbed and probably doesn't get the chance to be released.
 

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quote:And I sometimes get more G from drinking something fizzy like soda.
It could be from fructose intolerance due to the high fructose corn syrup in some of these sodas. What that means is due to an enzyme deficiency you can't digest/absorb the fructose and when it reaches the colon it is all food for the bacteria and then you know what happens. Refer to my previous post
 

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quote:What that means is due to an enzyme deficiency you can't digest/absorb
It's true that if you don't absorb fructose well(though it has nothing to do with any enzymes), you could see some gas from that. A hydrogen breath test should reveal if that is the case.
 
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