Everybody has flatulence on a daily basis. Better known as breaking wind, gas or passing wind.
The main causes of gas, comes from the daily intake of food and drink.
Examples of some foods that cause us gases are beans, lentils, cauliflower, lettuce, lactose(milk)intolerance, drinking sodas and the list goes on.
In certain more serious conditions it may come from problems with the digestive system. In other cases gas is caused by not evacuating properly. The stools ferment and cause the gases.
That is why it is so important to keep the stools soft and easy to evacuate.
Breaking wind can cause hemorrhoids. If you push hard to pass the wind, you will exert a lot of pressure on the anus and causes the hemorrhoids. If you already have hemorrhoids, by passing wind you can deteriorate the hemorrhoid further.
In most cases we tend to push hard to get the gas out.
This is a big No No.
The gases are produced in your gut area. A lot of the time this is when you also start feeling them.
You should not PUSH now.
You should wait for the gas to travel down by itself to the anus exit. By doing this you only need a very small nudge and the gas is out, avoiding the hemorrhoids any damage.
Another good tip is to rub your stomach in circles, for a few minutes. This helps the gas along.
Should you get complications, from not breaking the wind immediately and the gases build up and not out. You start getting big pains in the gut.
Take a simethicone tablet like Gas X to relieve you.
This is better than PUSHING out the gas and causing damage to the hemorrhoids.
Flatulence can also be avoided by staying away from the foods and drinks that cause it. I just try to stay away from the ones that give me the real big problems, beans and milk.
Otherwise I find most of the time pretty manageable. If it does get out of hand I just take a simethicone tablet.