What is flatulence
Flatulence - is excessive accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract by increasing their education or lack of excretion from the intestine.
Number of gas in healthy people depending on the nature of power, age, lifestyle and other factors. Under normal circumstances, usually gases accumulate in the stomach, the right and left bends of the colon. These gases are formed by the fauces of the air discharge them in the process of digestion in the stomach and intestines, as well as neutralizing the gastric juice soda (accepted for heartburn). Derived gases through the rectum, a part - is absorbed into the blood and then released through the lungs.
The composition of intestinal gas
Gas in the colon of healthy individuals has the following composition: nitrogen - 24-80% oxygen - 0,1-2,3% hydrogen - 0,6-47% methane - 0-26%, carbon dioxide - 4.3 -29%, there is also hydrogen sulfide. In the stomach, greater concentration of oxygen in the gut - carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen sulfide.