Farting and peeing from sneezing happens more often then many want to admit. (I used the word ‘many’ to differentiate from me, since I hardly want to fess up either!) But, I do it and you do it and those we love, some not so much, do it.
What causes this outpouring to occur?
Unexpected urine loss can happen when abdominal pressure from sneezing or laughing is placed on the bladder. Think of the bladder, which stores urine (water and waste from the kidney), like our own personal water balloon. You press on it and it can leak, especially if the muscles that hold our organs like the uterus in place are weak or if there is any neurological damage to the support muscles in the abdominal area.
How does gas develop in our body?
There may be air or gas in the intestines that you aren’t aware of or air that you are, as you experience bloating or puffing in the abdominal area. The air may result from swallowing it or from bacteria breaking down undigested food in the large intestine causing a gas buildup. When you have a big AHH CHOOO, pressure is placed on the air pocket and out it shoots tooting and hooting along the way.
Why the sound effects?
According to the online site fart-sounds:
“The sounds are produced by vibrations of the anal opening. Sounds depend on the velocity of expulsion of the gas and the tightness of the sphincter muscles of the anus.” While I hardly ever reference sites that I don’t know anything about (in fact, this may be a first), I couldn’t resist blasting out a quote from a site called fart sounds. The owner of the site, Chuck Ayoub is a hidden entity. After an exhaustive search, I found nothing about him. There are other Chuck Ayoubs to be found. One who died in 2013, which I don’t believe is the same person since the site appears to be well- maintained. As an aside, when you search using the word ‘fart’ be prepared for a vast number of sites that talk about farts, scientifically, medically, and humorously and those offering sound effects to be downloaded.
What can you do to reduce gas buildup??
According to the National Institute of Health, you can reduce the amount of gaseousness by:
- Drinking lots of water and non-fizzy drinks
- Eating more slowly so you swallow less air when you eat
- Avoiding milk products if you have lactose intolerance
If you want additional information about bloating and flatulence, the correct medical term for gas, I suggest you visit the American College of Gastroenterology site where there is more detail:
For more information about unexpected urination, I suggest you read a previous post I wrote titled:
This post is dedicated to blogger, humor writer and author extraordinaire, Elaine Ambrose, who encouraged me to write about farting and even contributed to the title of this important blog. You may recognize Elaine as the writer of: “Don’t Fart During an MRI,” as the post received more than 697,000 shares and was translated into six different languages. Thank you Elaine for caring about me and farts!!