- Q Why do some foods cause foul-smelling gas?
Dr. Lawrence Friedman, GastroenterologyBacteria in the gut produce foul-smelling gases when they ferment undigested foods that have not been absorbed in the small intestine. These foods consist mostly of carbohydrates, sugars, and fats. The carbohydrates found in high-fiber foods, such as... Full Answer
- Q What factors can increase gas?
Dr. Lawrence Friedman, GastroenterologyFactors such as disturbances in motility (the ability of the digestive tract to propel its contents) or metabolism, influence how often and how much flatulence or flatus (gas that escapes from the rectum) is passed. For instance, people with slowed... Full Answer