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A 53-year-old male asked:

Had normal endoscopy and normal bowel scope ,have gerd and lpr ,but burp loudly and stomach really sticks out only in evening ,although i am slim 150lbs eat good diet.i am active walk a lot and use weights .what can i do about burping and pot belly?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Burp: People who burp frequently are only swallowing more air leading to gas build-up within the gastrointestinal tract. Take simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to prevent gas build-up. Avoid drinking a lot of fluid while eating. Avoid gassy foods and beverages. Drinking hot water helps break down gas bubbles enabling them to be passed down the gi tract and out the rectum. This is the way to unload gas.
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Last updated Oct 20, 2019


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