Can Farting Really help treat BP?
Farting in public is probably the most embarrassing thing for you. Notwithstanding the embarrassment, a recent study suggests that flatulence could help patients with high blood pressure.
The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland (US). As per the research report, hydrogen sulphide in flatus, referred to as ‘fart’, is also produced by an enzyme within blood vessels. Its production relaxes blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
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Trials on rodents identified the connection between blood pressure and hydrogen sulphide, the toxic gas generated by bacteria in human gut. It was observed that rodents having higher levels of the gas had lower blood pressure, and vice-versa.
Researchers at a Chinese university in Nanjing, led by Yao Yuyu from the university’s Zhongda Hospital, are working to apply the research findings for treating high blood pressure.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Dec 28, 2012
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