As embarrassing and disgusting as farting may be, it is a way for the body to release gas which builds up in the body when food gets digested. But there are several situations when one canât simply pass wind and we all face them.
But gas canât be held back forever and trapping it inside can cause damage to digestive health. While no one likes to be in a stinky situation, gas can get reabsorbed in the body if it doesnât find a way out and can ever escape through the mouth.
If held in for too long, it can just find its way out in form of an uncontrollable fart which can be even more humiliating. When food is digested in the small intestine, components which canât be broken down move to the large intestine where bacteria break them down by fermentation producing gases in the process.
Holding back this gas can cause a build up of pressure leading to abdominal distension. Some gas gets reabsorbed in circulation and is exhaled.