Emission of a mixture of gases from the anus, which creates sound and is often accompanied by a foul odor, is called flatulence. The symbiotic bacteria and yeasts present in the gastrointestinal tract, causes the production of these gases, which is also called flatus.
Causes of Flatulence
Presence of excessive amounts of bacteria in the intestines, Consumption of large amounts of fibrous foods, Consumption of products that contain malt extracts, Digestive disorders that affect the GI tract, such as gastroenteritis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Constipation, Food prepared under unhygienic conditions, Contaminated water, High-fat diet, Metabolic breakdown of sulfur-containing proteins and amino acids in the intestines, Fat mal-absorption, Swallowed air, Breakdown of undigested foods, Lactase deficiency, Dark beer and red wine, Starchy food, such as potato, corn, etc, Certain Medication/Drugs.
A feeling of bloating and discomfort, Excessive expulsion of wind, Belching, Pain in the abdomen, Foul odor.