Under normal circumstances, an average person is considered to fart at least 15 to 20 minutes a day. As per your digestive processes, some farts are loud, odorless, stinky, and silent. However, more often than not, one may experience ‘hot farts’ where the air feels warmer than usual when it passes from your rectum and is usually silent.
Hot farts are also called burning farts or burn farts which can be caused by a plethora of reasons. The rest of the article deals with the causes of hot farts and how to treat them.
What are the causes of hot farts?
When you are suffering from diarrhea, there is a significant increase in your bowel movements which causes inflammation and irritation in the linings of your anus and rectum. In this case, the temperature of your gas is not increased, but the irritation caused at the linings of the anus leads to burning farts.
- Tight clothing:
If you have a habit of wearing clothes that are too tight, you might feel familiar with this situation. Wearing tight clothes such as tight pants or tight underwear can make the fart which you released from your anus, just stay right there for a period before dissipating into the air. This can create a burning sensation around your rectal region.
- Spicy food:
The presence of capsaicin, one of the natural substances found in spicy food, holds the essence of the spiciness of the food. This spiciness is hot for your digestive system and so the next morning when you have to take a dump, you feel the hot sensation.
Not only that, but you might also feel the burning sensation when you are releasing gas out of your body and make the linings of your anal wall more irritated and inflamed. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid eating spicy foods regularly. Eating it once in a while is justified, but consuming it daily can prove to be detrimental for your skin as well.
- Reduced gas levels:
The quantity and quality of farts you expel from your body depend on the levels of gas. The levels of gas are in turn dependent on what you eat and how much you eat throughout the day. Be that as it may, if your gassiness levels are more, you will fart more, wherein the gas will be quickly expelled from your rectum.
However, if you have low gas levels, the fart will be expelled slowly and will also linger in the air for a longer period. This will create a burning sensation which is quite similar to burn farts.
Experiencing hot farts during constipation is extremely normal. It is generally caused by various factors such as lack of fiber in your diet, dehydration, lack of physical activities throughout the day, etc. When you are suffering from constipation, your digestive system is completely loaded, which does not provide any space for the gas to pass.
Under such circumstances, you might have to exert more force to let the gas pass out of your body. This can make your farts hotter than normal and create a burning sensation while you pass them out of your body.
Now that you know several causes of hot farts, let us know how one can get rid of them.
How to treat burn farts?
As mentioned earlier, burning fats are generally caused by a lack of proper functioning of the digestive system. Therefore, one needs to indulge in several healthy lifestyle practices that can ensure a healthy and clean digestive system.
- Avoid spicy food:
We all know how important it is to bring some spice into our lives, but one should not exploit the advantage of it to the point that your digestive system is inflamed. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to reduce spicy food consumption especially when you feel the burning farts and burning sensation during your bowel movements.
- Hydrate yourself:
It is extremely important to hydrate yourself as water can solve 90 percent of all your digestive problems. It can help you prevent constipation, bring a glow and radiance to your face, clean your digestive system, etc. Therefore, it is very necessary, especially in summers, to keep yourself hydrated and avoid drinking carbonated drinks as they can increase the number of farts and burps.
- Inculcate more fibers in your diet:
When you consume more fibers in your diet, through the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, you are providing an impetus to your digestive system to dump all the waste and clean itself.
Therefore, it is extremely important to increase your consumption of fiber-rich food such as cabbage, broccoli, oranges, etc.
- Eat more herbs:
When you inculcate more herbs in your diets, such as ginger, cinnamon, and peppermint, you are escalating the functions of your digestive system and keeping it clean and healthy. These natural herbs contain enzymes that help in cooling down your digestive tracts and reduce the number of burn farts in your body. In addition to this, they also help in treating diarrhea and constipation.
- Reduce the consumption of carbohydrates:
More often than not, the carbohydrates you consume contain fibers, insoluble fibers, which are not easily digested, and therefore, they sit inside your digestive tract, taking up space and building up the gas. Therefore, it is necessary to cut down on carbohydrates, however, not the healthy ones which are found in fruits and vegetables.
Therefore, here are some of the ways you can treat hot farts in your body. However, they are not dangerous or anything to be worried about, but it is necessary to treat them, as they can make your life a bit uncomfortable and your digestive system irritated.
A healthy, balanced diet including necessary proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables is required to keep your digestive system healthy and clean. This will help you keep those hot farts at bay and also ensure a healthy lifestyle, heralding a plethora of other benefits which you will be surely thankful for.
On the other hand, if you do not pay much attention to what you eat, you might soon have to face some serious deficiencies in your body and before you know it, you are paying a visit to a doctor’s clinic.