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People vow to stop holding in their farts after finding out where it goes

People vow to stop holding in their farts after finding out where it goes

People have vowed to never hold one in again after finding out the grim consequences of keeping a lid on your farts

The next time you go to chastise someone for letting rip in public, consider the fact that they don't say 'it's better out than in' for nothing.

Since our days in the playground, people have been teased for passing wind even though it's a normal bodily function.

Whoever smelt it dealt it, whoever said the rhyme did the crime, whoever denied it supplied it... the list goes on.

But it turns out we should be more concerned for the people who aren't trumping - as the gas has got to go somewhere and the final destination isn't pleasant.

The news has come as a bit of a shock to a lot of internet users, prompting loads of people to vow they will no longer hold their farts in no matter where they are or what company they're in.

One said: "Welp, looks like I’m going to start farting in school and public."

Another wrote: "Thank you for this, I will now let one rip no matter where I am.

And a third added: "Now I will fart whenever and wherever I need to."

The medic encouraged people to let their pumps out despite the embarrassment.
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According to Dr Karan Raj, a medic who has made a name for himself on social media, people fart a whopping 14 times a day on average - and if someone claims they never break wind, they're 'lying - or 'they have got a bowel obstruction which is a medical emergency'.

Whichever one it is, he says a healthy person should be pumping over a dozen times throughout the day.

But if they are simply too embarrassed to let one slip when they are not in private, their gas will find an alternative exit route.

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Holding your farts in can have some pretty gross consequences, as Dr Karan explained in a TikTok video from 2020 which has recently resurfaced.

He told his followers: "When you don't get rid of some of that gas, it can be absorbed through the lining of the gut and make its way into the bloodstream.

"From there, it makes its way into the lungs, where we breathe it out."

So that stank breath your colleague had all day? It might have been a result of them trying to stifle their farts.

Dr Karan explained that when your furiously clenching your cheeks to keep a lid on the chaos that is brewing inside of you, there will be a build-up of pressure which will eventually 'overcome the resistance of your sphincter'.

And what happens when that occurs?

"An uncontrollable fart," the popular medic said.

Although the streets might be a bit smellier seen as though everyone is apparently going to embrace their flatulence, it's a lot better than getting a whiff of someones bottom breath all day. Swings and roundabouts, I guess.

According to Healthline: "Farts, also called flatus, are a natural part of your digestive process. Bacteria in your intestines create gases as they break down and metabolize the food that you eat.

"These gases expand your colon, giving you a feeling of fullness and discomfort. The gas needs a place to escape, and usually, it’s through your rectum.

"When you block a fart from escaping, some of the gas can pass through your gut wall and be reabsorbed into your bloodstream. From there, it can end up being exhaled through your lungs, coming out of your mouth via exhaling."

You may also experience bloating and belching, pain and swelling or diverticulitis if you keep your pumps on lockdown - so let them go!

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Topics: Health, News, TikTok