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Does moderate antrum gastritis interfere with food digestion and cause gases and bloating in the stomach?

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Dr. Charles Cattano answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Possible...: Gastric delay to due inflammation? Belching is caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching.Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual.

Answered 4/2/2015

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