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Why do older adult fart so much more than younger adult? I'm 52, I blame it on the extremely stressful of the last 4 years....but the non-stop farting just starting about 18 months ago...now it's like 15 times a day...there's no small though...just feel like a lot of gas...Is this normal? Or it's a condition that can be treated?

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as we all get older, often times our bowels are not able to break down sugars from Milk lactose as we get older and are not able to handle gluten wheat protein in our diets

that is why many adults have to go lactose free and milk free and gluten free to help their bowels

you may want to try this to see if this helps you with your gas issue. I bet it will

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It only started happening when I turned 50, burping like crazy all day as well. In general, everyday feel my body is a balloon, FULL of gas, coming out upper exit and lower...very embarrasing.every uncomfortable ..So is the burping all day is the same reason as the farting/digestion problem? Any supplement can help these (reducing gas)?
And is farting frequency like 30 times a day, every 15min sometimes every 5 minutes normal, along with the burping?

burping like crazy is from your stomach producting too much stomach acid which can cause burping.

some foods produce more stomach acid like tomato sauces, spicy foods, fried foods, alcohol, sodas, acidic foods, fatty meals, black pepper.

there are stomach acid reducing medications like zantac and prilosec which can help decrease stomach acid.

you can also try GasX to help decrease gas

but cutting out gluten, white flour, pasta and milk in your diet could help

you can also keep a food diary of what you eat to see what causes the most gas

changing to almond milk or lactose free milk from regular milk can help

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I had to have my gallbladder removed because of serious imflamation...not sure if has to do with anything....but I think it's best I also get checked up by a Gastroenterologist...thank you for the information :)

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