Does chewing gum make you fart?
on 12/7/09 4:55 am
I was watching a show on Animal Planet that said bulldogs fart because they swallow more air than dogs with a longer snout.
That started me thinking...
If you're chewing gum you're incorporating air bubbles into the saliva that you swallow. It would seem like gum chewing would give a person gas. I wonder if that's why some doctors tell post ops not to chew it. Most grown people have sense enough to chew gum without swallowing it and pluging up their stoma.
Can you tell I have some extra time on my hands today?
on 12/7/09 9:44 pm
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Apparently there are LOTS of us out there that didn't know the stuff can BLOAT you so unmercifully it can cause EXTREME issues.
I am one of those people. I actually went on an antibiotic thinking there was a bacterial issue in my tract-but that wasn't it. I was reading one day and I decided to STOP chewing gum for TWO days.
My gas problem. Ended. I am not kidding. If you are chewing quite a bit of sugar free gum and you are having trouble-try for two days and let me know! LOL!
on 12/7/09 9:35 pm
OMG!!! I chew sugarless gum all day long.
I don't know if I can go cold turkey.