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Doctor insights on: Aerophagia

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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