Recently, I saw my daughter on her friend’s youtube.com program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4djl2rzuus&list=UUanLTKrROHD7jfQnlb3946g
I’ve nicknamed this clip, “the burp girls.” Watch it and find out why!
Anyway, I found their video clip amusing to say the least.
Gas, burping, and bloating are all normal conditions. Gas is made in the stomach and the intestines, as one’s body breaks down food into energy. Gas and burping may sometimes be embarrassing, as I’m sure the burp girls were, but they covered it up smoothly.
Bloating is a feeling of fullness in the abdomen and can make one feel uncomfortable. Many people may think they pass gas too often or have too much gas. It is rare to have too much gas.
I can still remember my first embarrassing experience of passing gas. I was in fourth grade and accidentally let out a really loud one. It seemed to echo around the room. The class let loose and laughed for a good five minutes, while my face turned a beet red.
Now, I’m glad my daughter and her friend didn’t let out a loud one, because then they’ll be known as the fart girls. Hey, burp girls sounds a little better don’t you think?
Belching or burping is the voluntary or involuntary, sometimes noisy release of air from the stomach or esophagus through the mouth. Burping 3 or 4 times after eating a meal is normal and is usually caused by swallowing air.
When it comes to passing gas, some people do produce more gas than others. It is normal to pass gas from 6 to 20 times per day. Although this may embarrass or annoy an individual, excess intestinal gas usually is not caused by a serious health condition.
Foods that tend to cause more than others are carbonated drinks, spicy foods and beer. Surprisingly, chewing gum can cause one to belch. When someone is chewing gum, they tend to relax their throat and swallow more air. This will cause air to build up in the stomach and belching to result.
Check out the burp girls: