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What are the causes of belching?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Belching is merely the venting of gas from the stomach. As the stomach is relatively sterile, nearly all the gas in the stomach is from swallowed air. Drinking sodas, drinking from straws or narrow mouthed bottles, washing food down with liquids, and eating quickly can all cause excessive air swallowing or aerophagia.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Gregory Hines answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Swallowed air causes belching.

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