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Farting (flatulence)


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It's normal to fart several times a day. It's only a problem if you notice a change, such as farting more than usual, or it's affecting your life.

If farting is a problem for you, it can help to eat smaller meals, chew food slowly and avoid food that makes you fart, such as cabbage or onions.

Farting is often due to swallowing air or eating food that is hard to digest. It can also be caused by medicines or conditions like coeliac disease.

Farting, also known as flatulence or wind, is normal. There are things you can do if you fart a lot or they're smelly.

Page last reviewed: 07/06/2022
Next review due: 07/06/2025