8 Alarming Things Your Farts Are Trying To Tell You About Your Overall Health

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Many of us are ashamed of our bodily functions. Women are taught from childhood that we should never let men know that we poop, burp, or fart.

When I was young, I was convinced that I didn’t fart. I’m not joking — I was positive that farting was just not something that my body did.

Of course, I was absolutely wrong. I’d just trained myself not to let out any farts.

As an adult, I’m now more than aware that everyone farts, myself included. Gas is a normal, healthy part of digestion. Most people fart more than 10 times each day, and it’s usually odor-free. That being said, most of us try to stifle them when we’re in public situations (and often even in more intimate situations).

You definitely shouldn’t force yourself not to fart, though, because there are a lot of things you can find out about your health by farting.

Not only is passing gas good for you, tooting can actually reveal a lot about your overall health.

Farting is normal and health, but sometimes your farts are weirder than normal. Maybe you’re farting more than usual or letting out a nasty smell.

Check out the video below to find out what it means if your farts are funky.

As always, if you think something is seriously wrong, you should make an appointment with a doctor immediately.

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Photos: Max Pixel; Morgan Swofford for LittleThings

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