Question: What is the cause of excessive flatuence? I am a 53 yr old male, good health, eat fairly health - maybe a little more red meat that I should have but otherwise I eat well non smoker and non drinker, average weight, no bowel issues ( have a daily bowel movement (some days 2 depending on my exercise routine,etc.) that is perfectly normal in consistency, etc., I never have diarrhea
, no gas pains, cramping, bloating
or any other abdominal pain
. The only issue I have is that I probably pass gas about 20-24 times a day maybe a little more on some days - the majority of that happens in the morning hours. None are foul smelling, loud or anything abnormal. I was diagnosed with IBS about 20 years ago but have that under control for the most part. I have been under stress and some anxiety
lately so don't know if that would attribute to the frequent gas or not. I have considered taking probiotics to see if that helps. Any suggestions?