Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy
Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy

Why flying makes you flatulent, how to reduce it – and whether just letting go is OK

Eating unhealthy food before getting on an aeroplane is far from the only thing that will have you feeling flatulent during your flight. And in extreme cases, holding it in could lead to rises in blood pressure and heart rate

Topic |   Wellness
Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy
Don’t worry, an increase in flatulence on planes is completely normal – but you can take steps to limit other passengers’ exposure. Photo: Alamy
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