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Holding in fart could cause you to breathe it out of your mouth instead

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Though farting is a completely normal bodily function, but some people don’t like to admit they ever do it hence they hold it back, while experts have said if a fart is held in, the gas can recirculate around the body and come out from some shocking places.

Whether you’re one of those people, or someone who thinks passing wind is hilariously funny, you will definitely produce half a litre of fart gas a day on the average.

According to reports, those who are disgusted by this idea and try so hard to hold the gas in and not fart in front of others are not alone, but but could also could be suffering some nasty consequences .

Clare Collins, a professor in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, writes to explain what farts are and what happens if you hold them in.

She said: “The next time you feel a large volume of intestinal gas getting ready to do what it does, try to move to a more convenient location. Whether you make it there or not, the best thing for your digestive health is to just let it go.

“A build up of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath.

“Holding on too long means the build up of intestinal gas will eventually escape via an uncontrollable fart.”

She added that it could also lead to a condition called diverticulitis, where small pouches develop in the gut lining and become inflamed.

 

However the evidence linking the two isn’t extensive.

If everything is ticking along nicely, the average person farts around 15 times a day.

This is a physiological necessity as we need to release all the intestinal gas which builds up as a result of digesting food.

This gas can be found throughout the digestive tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum. Gas is also automatically accumulated as a result of swallowing air when we chew or talk.

The build-up can also be caused by accumulating bacteria in our gut and carbohydrates which haven’t been digested properly.

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Soft Drink after hot exercise endangers kidney.

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Downing a cool soft drink after a hot workout can feel refreshing. However, according to the latest research, it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function.

Caffeinated soft drinks that are high in fructose are hugely popular worldwide. They need no introduction.



The beverages have been widely lambasted for their potential role in both the obesity and diabetes crises, and a recent study may add a fresh health risk to the growing list.

Researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York recently assessed soft drinks’ impact on kidney health when consumed during and after physical exertion.

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When we exercise in a hot environment, blood that flows through the kidneys is reduced. This helps regulate blood pressure and conserve water. It is a normal response and causes no harm.

However, in clinical settings, a steep drop in blood flow through the kidneys can cause acute kidney injury (AKI) because of the accompanying drop in oxygen supply to the tissues.

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Earlier studies have shown that exercise, in general, but particularly in higher temperatures, increases biomarkers of AKI.

At the same time, research also indicates that consuming a high-fructose soft drink increases AKI risk in rats experiencing dehydration.

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Somalia empowers President to appoint foreigner as Central bank governor.

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Somali lawmakers voted on Monday to allow the president to appoint a foreigner as governor of the central bank of the volatile Horn of Africa nation.



Previously only a citizen could be appointed to the role as is the case across much of the continent. The vote was held in the lower house of the parliament.

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An overwhelming majority of lawmakers (158) voted for the change as proposed by the government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre.

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Seventeen MPs kicked against the move even though the government justified the proposal by saying the country needed every available expertise to change its fortunes.

Even though there is no known foreign candidate for the role, a presidential assent – which is seen as procedural – will see government headhunt for a a new bank chief.

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