Doctor Oz was asked by Patricia, a woman in his audience, why people have trouble controlling or holding their gas as they get older.
Dr. Oz said that the intestinal lining sometimes has trouble metabolizing some sugars, like lactose found in milk or dairy products, especially as we get older. Therefore, these sugars have to get digested by the bacteria in our gut instead. Either way though, most people pass gas 14 times a day (around 2-3 pints of gas). Dr. Oz suggest trying a home remedy of eating more fennel or drinking a fennel tea to help with gas, farts and flatulence!