Suppression of natural gases: According to the modern world, farting is frowned upon in public, and is considered a rude thing to do. While social culture may teach you it is more proper to hold in your farts rather than let them fly when they step up to the plate, is that really what is best for your body? Let’s read this and you tell me what is better.
When you hold in gas for too long, either of this can happen. a
Gas will have an even bad odor. If you don’t let it out, it will stay in your body, and natural gases have harmful bacteria and toxins that you aren’t allowing to pass out. This will make your farts smell even bad.
Expansion of gas
If you hold your farts in too long your lower large intestine chamber will begin to expand with pressure. So holding in tremendous gas what will eventually happen is you can’t control this action any more than you can control a growling stomach. So good luck trying to explain the obvious fart noises coming from you that you can’t stop once it starts, no matter how you squirm.
When gas hangs out too long in your intestine, it begins to reabsorb into your bloodstream. It is then carried through your body up to your lungs where it is processed out and leaves when you EXHALE! Now, you’ll exhale out that gas which is worse. So, it’s better to let it out the natural way.
Suppression of natural gases and Ayurveda
Suppressing the urge to pass gas is done quite frequently due to social embarrassment. In fact it is normal to pass gas up to 14 times in a day and should not be considered taboo. If the gas smells foul, then only it is a cause of concern. In any case if it is suppressed, it can cause retention of urine, stools and retention of the gas itself, bloating with pain in the abdomen, tiredness and many Vata disorders. Vata disorders are innumerable as most diseases are initiated by Vata dosha.
Can holding in a fart hurt you?
No, but it can have negative effects on internal organs. Stomach bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation can all be caused by holding in gas. When the gas mixes with our blood and then enters the lungs, it can even become the cause of halitosis (bad breath). And maybe holding it in too long might even start hurting
Can you get sick from a fart?
There’s the fact that others’ farts can actually make you sick. There are many reported cases of farts spreading a pathogen that can cause tonsillitis, scarlet fever, heart disease, and even flesh-eating disease.