Let The Wind Blow

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Let the Wind Blow by Kelli S. Mosley English Composition 162 Instructor Nausha Campbell 27 January 2009 Outline Thesis Statement: Digestion problems, the way foods are ingested, types of foods that are eaten, and medications that are taken are just a few causes of flatulence. I. Digestion A. Loss of digestion powers 1. Leads to increase in gas 2. Less efficient B. Causes bubbles in the stomach 3. Released through mouth 4. Released through rectum II. The way foods are ingested C. Happens while drinking 5. Air is swallowed 6. Moves into digestive tract D. Happens while eating 7. Chew food well 8. Don’t take another bite until first bit is completely swallowed III. Types of foods that are eaten E. Carbohydrates and High Fiber Foods 9. Pasta and bread 10. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains F. Carbonated liquids 11. Soda pop 12. Beer IV. Medications G. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 13. Aspirin 14. Ibuprofen H. Other medications 15. Diuretics and antibiotics 16. Antihypertensives and corticosteroids Kelli Mosley Nausha Campbell English Composition 162 27 January 2009 Let the Wind Blow Gas is a normal function of the body. The average human releases one to three pints of flatus in 12 to 25 episodes throughout the day. The primary constituents of flatulence are collectively, nitrogen (ingested), methane (produced by anaerobic microbes), oxygen (ingested), carbon dioxide (produced by aerobic microbes or ingested), and hydrogen (produced by some microbes and consumed by others). Gas is usually accompanied by mild to moderate bloating and abdominal pain, such as aching or cramping. There are many different causes resulting

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