Abdominal gas. There`s a lot more to it than just hot air. It can cause acute pain and discomfort in people. And some are more prone to it than others.
If you get frequent to rumblings in your tummy, you need to take another look at your diet. You`re eating something that you are not able to digest well.
Of late it has been discovered that fruit sugar or fructose can cause trouble for very many people who are normally healthy.
Fructose is found in fruit juices and is also used as a sweetener in soft drinks. Many people tend to consume fructose on a daily basis.
Usually the body absorbs fructose before it reaches the large intestine. But if this does not happen, the bacteria that normally live in our intestines tend to feed on it. This causes hydrogen gas to form. Bloating of the stomach, rumbling, discomfort and loose stools are the common symptoms of this malady.
Breath tests enable us to diagnose if fructose is the cause for our gastric problems. Excess levels of hydrogen in our breath reveal the presence of undigested fructose.
Fructose mal-absorption is a fairly common problem. But some people also have fructose intolerance. This is an inherited condition, which disables one from digesting fructose, and can sometimes be fatal. If people with this disability continue to consume fructose, it can cause permanent liver damage.
Doctors say breath tests for fructose should become a routine test for gastro intestinal problems.