Friday, August 17, 2007

Gas Guru Keeps Flatulence At A Cruising Altitude

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Summer’s the season to get away, but before you board the plane, one gas expert has some tips to make sure your trip doesn’t stink.

‘Jet Bloat’ occurs when high altitude expands the body’s gas, but according to gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond, there are some simple ways to keep your body grounded while you’re not.

Dr. Raymond says, “Pack your own food. Most of the stuff at airports, like frozen yogurt and pizza is kind of gassy.”

And while you’re cruising through the concourse, Dr. Raymond says to avoid carbonated beverages and vegetables, and adds, “This is not a time to have baked beans or drink lots of beer.”

But if you’re scared your in-flight flatulence may suffocate the girl in the aisle seat, there is one saving gas grace.

Dr. Raymond says ‘Jet bloat isn’t terribly smelly, but it’s generally very noisy, and you may have trouble getting your seatbelt on.”

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