Symptoms

Belching/Burping

Definition: Belching, also known as burping or eructation, is the act of expelling gas from the stomach through the mouth.

Causes:

  – Swallowing air while eating or drinking.

  – Consuming carbonated beverages.

  – Eating too quickly.

  – Certain medical conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, or peptic       ulcers.

  – Anxiety or stress.

Symptoms:

  – Audible release of gas.

  – Feeling of fullness or bloating in the stomach.

  – Sometimes accompanied by a slight odor or taste.

Treatment:

  – Dietary modifications: Avoid carbonated beverages, chewing gum, and foods that cause gas.

  – Eating slowly and avoiding large meals.

  – Managing stress through relaxation techniques or therapy.

  – Over-the-counter antacids or medications prescribed by a healthcare provider for underlying conditions.

When to Seek Medical Advice:

  – Persistent or severe belching.

  – Belching accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pain, heartburn, or difficulty swallowing.

  – Belching that interferes with daily activities or quality of life.

  – Belching accompanied by unintentional weight loss or vomiting.

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