Sumakay ako sa LRT, siksikan ang mga tao. May guwapong lalaki (pormang binata at makisig ang tinding) ang nakatayo sa aking harapan. Galing ako ng DOH at papuntang PGH. Hindi pa nakakalayo ang tren ay biglang may di kanais-nais na ihip ng hangin na aking nalanghap. Tinignan ko ang matabang ale na nakaupo, nakatingin siya sa akin at nakatakip pa ng panyo ang kanyang ilong. Tinignan ko ang titser na nasa kanan kong kapwa nakatayo. Umiiling siya sabay tingin sa akin. May mga iba pang pasahero na masama rin ang tingin sa akin. Medyo kinabahan na ako, di yata’t ako ang suspect sa isang krimen na wala naman akong kinalaman.
BAWAL UMUTOT SA LOOB NG LRT. Pero sinong walang habag na kaluluwa ang nagpakawala ng mabahong hanging sa loob ng LRT?
What is fart or flatulence?
“Flatulence, commonly referred to as ‘farting’, is caused by gas in the bowel. Ordinarily, the intestines produce between 500 and 2,000mls of gas, which is passed out of the anus at regular intervals. The gas, or ‘flatus’, consists of a number of gases including methane, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The varying smell depends on the ratio of gases, which is influenced by the foods we eat.”
“Flatus is generated by swallowed air, digestion, high-fibre foods and the by-products of intestinal bacteria. Some digestive system disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, can produce excess gas.”
Mga Simptomas ng Pag-utot
“Passing wind is normal, but the amount varies between individuals and depends on a number of factors including diet. Some people pass wind only a handful of times per day, others up to 40 times, while the average seems to be about 15. Symptoms of excessive (or embarrassing) flatulence include:
- Passing wind often
- Smelly flatus
- Loud flatus
- Abdominal distension and discomfort
- Rumblings in the lower abdomen”
Maka Sanhi ng di Kanais-nais na Pag-utot
Intestinal gas is a normal part of digestion. The gas is produced by different means, including:
- Swallowed air– the mouth isn’t vacuum-sealed, so small quantities of air are swallowed along with food and liquid. The oxygen and nitrogen from the swallowed air is absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine, and any excess is allowed to continue its journey through the bowel for expulsion. ‘Air-swallowing’ often occurs in people who are anxious.
- Normal digestion– stomach acid is neutralised by pancreatic secretions, and the resulting interaction creates gas (carbon dioxide) as a by-product.
- Intestinal bacteria– the bowel contains a host of bacteria that help digestion by fermenting some of the food components. The process of fermentation produces gas as a by-product. Some of the gas is absorbed into the bloodstream and breathed out by the lungs. The remainder is pushed along the bowel.
- High fibre foods– fibre is essential to the health of the digestive system, but it can create excessive gas. The small intestine can’t break down certain compounds, which means extra work for the gas-producing intestinal bacteria, and accompanying flatus. High-fibre diets should be introduced slowly to allow the bowel sufficient time to adjust.
- Lactose intolerance– the body’s inability to digest the particular sugars found in cows milk will produce excessive amounts of intestinal gas. This is because the bacteria of the gut digest the sugars by fermentation, a gas-creating process.
- Intolerance of short-chain carbohydrates other than lactose – certain people may be susceptible to gas production from fermentation of other carbohydrates such as fructose, present in many foods including honey, corn syrup and some fruits. These short-chain carbohydrates together are now known as FODMAPS.
Para di utotin, huwag masyadong kumain ng mga ito:
- Dairy products– such as milk, if lactose intolerance is present
- Dried fruit– raisins and prunes
- Fruit– apple, apricot, peach and pear
- Foods high in insoluble fibre– particularly seeds and husks
- Legumes– beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans and nuts
- Vegetables – carrot, eggplant, onion, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.
Teka, ano-ano ba ang mga common complaints sa nakakainis na uto at pag-utot?
The following are some of the “unpleasant or embarrassing problems with flatulence. Basahin ang mga sumusunod:
- Boom tarat-tarat “(Loud flatus)– this is caused by the muscles of the bowel forcing air through the tight ring of muscle at the anus. Suggestions include passing the air with less power, and reducing the amount of intestinal gas by making dietary adjustments.”
- Ammmbaahooooo “(Smelly flatus)– the gas produced by bacterial fermentation can smell, depending on the food eaten. Suggestions include limiting common culprits such as garlic, onions, spicy foods and beer.”
- Good bye Philippines/pataylo ka sa sobrang pag-utot “(Excessive flatus) – this is caused by swallowing air, eating high-fibre foods, lactose intolerance or some digestive disorders. Suggestions include reducing the amount of intestinal gas by making dietary adjustments and seeking medical advice.”
Mabalik tayo sa issue, sino ang umutot? A, may nagmamadaling bumaba sa LRT at tila natatae pa. Alam ba ninyo kung sino? Your guess is as good as mine. It’s the handsome guy in front of me (wow). Crush pa naman kita ginoo, utotin ka rin pala, hehehe.