Can’t stop passing gas? Here’s what your body is telling you

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If your flatulence has an odour that's too strong or occurs more often than normal, then you may need to see the doctor.
If your flatulence has an odour that's too strong or occurs more often than normal, then you may need to see the doctor.
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Everyone farts. It’s normal and according to consumer health information website eMedicine Health, “The average person passes gas about10 times each day and up to 20-25 times is considered normal.”

But for people like Morwesi Ranaka*, farting has become an embarrassing experience.

“It’s a frequent experience that I go through day and night,” she laments, adding, “I have days when I constantly leave my desk in the office to go to the toilet to pass gas. Some nights are a nightmare; I fart so much it actually wakes me up.

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