eHealthPedia >

What is Gas?

What is Gas?
What is Gas?
Causes and Risk Factors

Everyone experiences gas. Although it may be embarrassing, we belch, burp, and experience flatulence more than 12 times a day, producing 1-4 pints of gas each. But what is gas?

What is gas?
The gas you pass is a combination of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane which forms in the intestines when the body digests foods. Gas passed through the mouth is called belching or burping. Gas passed through the rectum is called flatulence or flatus. Passing gas usually does not produce odor. When it does, however, this is caused by bacteria in the large intestine that release sulphur gases.

What are the major causes of gas? And what are some health concerns that could be linked to excess gas buildup? Learn more about who is at risk of gas ... and what causes excessive flatulence here.

1 2 3 4 5 >>
Tags: gas, large intestine, intestine, bacteria, belching, belch, mouth, intestines, bacteria in the mouth, belching gas, belching causes
Related Topics
Indications of chronic gastritis
DoctorQuestion  3729 views
Angcurt  3895 views
Orgasm Tehcnique Discussion
Tylanas  5904 views
autism and gastrointestinal problems
luvumason  5016 views
How Many Orgasms Can a Women Have?
BanditMan  383983 views
Gas during sexual intercourse
DoctorQuestion  3139 views
scab and deep gash on vagina
snowday213  13768 views
Rare orgasm
lholly1019  1089 views
patientlywaiting  1209 views
gastric mobility
ramoleke  2206 views
sex toys for orgasm ?
TAXIMUS  1536 views
Migrains With a Orgasim
Laurie Belle  2892 views
Can't orgasm during sex ???
hellothere92  1463 views
Prostate pain during orgasm & BM's
DoctorQuestion  8242 views
G spot orgasm
iloveerin  1232 views
Ask a Doctor