You are in public. There is great movement in the bowels. Like a balloon, you believe that you will burst. If it sneaks out, you cringe and put on your most innocent face – “Not Me." If, there is no doubt, you die of embarrassment and try to escape as fast as possible. It may happen again.
Retired and at home with your spouse, there is no denying. He/ She knows. Condemnation will be quick. How could you? You pig. Where are your manners? What has become of you? Etc. If there is a young child present, perhaps a grand-son, you may be sure that he will roll over, laughing at what you have done – a fart.
As you get older you may be enjoying more travel and experiencing changes in diet. Stomach / Abdominal problems abound in many of the winter get-away places, the Caribbean, Latin America or any other area of the developing world. Sanitation and health standards are not what we are used to and our bodies protest.
Needless to say, one does not wish for or plan such events; but, life is not
always as we want it to be.
Quoting from Livestrong.com/ , (Refers to Americans; but Canadians and Europeans cannot hide),
“The average American passes gas 10 times a day, and even 20 daily
What can you do to reduce frequency and such delicate moments? The Harvard Medical School offers this advice in an October 2007 Health Publication:
“Slow down your eating:
Are we more likely to have gas as we age?
“As we age gas tends to build up in the lower colon before making a
Does this clear the air on this highly sensitive topic ?
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