Holding in flatulence may be more socially acceptable than letting it go, but it can lead to bloating, pain, and, in some cases, serious health conditions.
Is Holding in a Fart Harmful?
While some people brag about never farting, the truth is that just about every healthy person does—and there’s a wide range of what’s considered normal and healthy. The average person produces about 705 milliliters, or 24 ounces, of gas in 24 hours. Find out more about why we fart and what happens if you try to stop this natural process from occuring.