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A 33-year-old male asked:

What would cause belching before and after eating food. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Belching: Belching even while your stomach is empty suggests air swallowing(aerophagia) where one habitually swallows air to make himself belch. Belching following a meal can also be due to aerophagia but also to gassy food ingesting, hiatal hernia or gall bladder dysfunction. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas buildup.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2016


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