USA – Guess what happens when you hold in gas? According to a expert it escapes out your mouth. She says you should find a location to let it go vs holding it.
“Whether you make it there or not, the best thing for your digestive health is to just let it go,” said Clare Collins.
A Professor in Australia Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle has made this claim. According to her new essay written not he Conversation, Collins says that non-expelled gas enters the blood stream and can finds a way out, possibly your mouth.
“Trying to hold it in leads to a buildup of pressure and major discomfort.
“A build up of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath. Holding on too long means the buildup of intestinal gas will eventually escape via an uncontrollable fart.
“The research is not clear on whether the rise in pressure in your rectum increases your chance of developing a condition called diverticulitis, where small pouches develop in the gut lining and become inflamed – or whether it doesn’t matter at all.”
So what should you do if the urge to pass gas arises?
“The next time you feel a large volume of intestinal gas getting ready to do what it does, try to move to a more convenient location.