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What's the best or easiest way to tell if you have aerophagia? Can it cause burping all day without bloating?

Yes: Aerophagia is associated with chewing gum, smoking, drinking carbonated drinks, eating too fast, CPAP air pressure (if it is too high) and wearing loose dentures. Aerophagia is a common cause of gas in the esophagus or stomach and belching.Because there is a regular belching may not have bloating of the abdomen. ...Read more

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I am 25y, I have GERD 5mmhg=les, completely non-working esophagus, zero peristalic and aerophagia. What is exactly aerophagia? Thank you.

I am 25y, I have GERD 5mmhg=les, completely non-working esophagus, zero peristalic and aerophagia. What is exactly aerophagia? Thank you.

Swallowing air: Aerophagia is when a person swallows air frequently, and in large enough quantities, that it results in symptoms. Part of the swallowed air is released through burping, and part of the air reaches the intestines where it causes abdominal distention and bloating. ...Read more

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Can aerophagia/gas cause a lump in the throat sensation?

Can aerophagia/gas cause a lump in the throat sensation?

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist is your next point for evaluation. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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