Skip to comments.Why We Need a Better Way to Measure Farts
Posted on 04/03/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT by Covenantor
I hate to say it, but doctors have something of a flatulence problem: at the moment, they know embarrassingly little about the bubbles brewing in your bowels.
What comes out of the backside only tells us about the last 20cm of the gut, says Peter Gibson at Monash University in Victoria, Australia....
Gibson wants to know whats happening in the previous 130cm of the digestive tract, leading up to that final explosion.... Digestion depends on the subtle interactions between your genes, diet, metabolism, and the myriad micro-organisms inhabiting your body, each of which may leave its signature in gaseous by-products. A noticeable change in your farts peculiar recipe might therefore be a sign of serious diseases affecting any part of that process. We know bits and pieces about it, but its been very difficult to get to the crux of what is happening, Gibson says. To this end, his team are working on a probe that would work its way through your gut, measuring your gas at every stage of digestion.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
....”Strangely enough, the most popular method to measure flatulence has been a breath test”....
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“Silent but deadly” isn’t descriptive enough?
Although I am a medical researcher by training, and any area of health should be within my interests... there are areas where I will not go. This is one.
Such a noxious topic, albeit an important one.
A middle age man went to visit his elderly father in the assisted living home.
When the nurse wheeled him in to meet his son, the old man started to lean forward in his wheelchair. The nurse grabbed his shoulders and sat him back up straight.
The old man then started falling to his left. Again the nurse straighted him up.
The old man then started falling to his right. Again, the nurse straightened him up.
At this point, the old man began to cry. The son said, “Dad, why are you crying?”.
The old man pointed to the nurse and said, “She won’t let me fart”.
not Monty Python...
At least not without a gasmask.
The sun has set on England...
the length of cruz’s nose would be one way.
Doesn't pass the sniff test, eh?
“The sun has set on England...”
Not for another couple of hours yet. The Clocks changed at the weekend.
Maybe that catch phrase from Monty Python WAS a medical diagnosis.
This is going to involve the creation of the ‘Most expensive machine in the Hospital’ that also ‘goes Ping!’.
There’s a blast from the past. :)
Studies also show that it's just not healthy to withhold bodily functions.
So I will continue, unimpeded and damn you all!
Terrence and Philip would approve.
Combined PING! and DANG!
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