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How do I stop the belching so much? Where is the air coming from?

How do I stop the belching so much?  Where is the air coming from?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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I had air put into my stomach and now i won't stop burping. How to stop?

I had air put into my stomach and now i won't stop burping. How to stop?

Gas: Post surgical ? Gas introduced for surgical procedure will hopefully dissipate within a day or so. ...Read more

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I burp all the time, if i don't burp the air will get stuck in my chest causing difficulty with breathing.How can I stop it, i tried a lot of medicines!

I burp all the time, if i don't burp the air will get stuck in my chest causing  difficulty with breathing.How can I stop it, i tried a lot of medicines!

Consider this...: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar;3) gastroparesis due to delayed stomach emptying (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion; 7) ibs; 8) more. ...Read more

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Had brief diarrhea followed by 24 hours of low fever (never + 100.5) now cannot stop burping. Very painful air in the system- could not even sleep.

Had brief diarrhea followed by 24 hours of low fever (never + 100.5) now cannot stop burping.  Very painful air in the system- could not even sleep.

Food poisoning: drink lot of water.if fever persists,see doctor.eat lot of greek yogurt.do not eat/drink any milk,coffee,tea,chocolate for 2-3 days.avoid all fast food.NEVER EAT SALADS OR RAW FOODS EVER OUTSIDE YOUR HOME.wash and cook all veg properly.buy buttermilk in local grocery store and keep hydrating urself.if you ate sushi or clams,oysters etc then see an MD if you do not get better. ...Read more

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How do I stop the belching when pregnant?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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How do I stop the belching and passing gas on progesterone gel?

How do I stop the belching and passing gas on progesterone gel?

Side effects: Progesterone can slow down intestinal motility and can thus increase your chances of interstinal gas production/ retention. I recommend adjusting your diet and limiting dietary ingestion of known gas-producing foods such as cabbage, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, wheat, and potatoes. You can also try using simethicone. ...Read more

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What food should I avoid to stop belching?

What food should I avoid to stop belching?

Belching: Foods that increase stomach acid or delay stomach emptying all should be avoided. Many people also forget that all carbonated bevorages contain co2 which contributes to stomach gas even if not caffeinated. ...Read more

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I have heard belching can be habitual. How do I stop this habit? I belch very frequently, when i haven't eaten

See below : First of all you can exercise self control. Second find what foods make you form gas and then just avoid them. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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What to stop pains; heartburn; belching & stomach cramps & farting?

What to stop pains; heartburn; belching & stomach cramps & farting?

Possible options: Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods, ...Read more

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My husband has asthma symptoms only at night after he lays down accompined by sevear belching? What do you think it could be? How does he stop it?

My husband has asthma symptoms only at night after he lays down accompined by sevear belching?  What do you think it could be? How does he stop it?

? Reflux: GERD needs ro bbe ruled out/controlled in asrhmatic paty, especially those who are overweight, can try OTC acid reducers and practice anti reflux measures, like sleeping with the head raised 30 degrees, till he sees his doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Really full of air at night laying down have to move around to belch Have raised bed 6inches at head ,but same symptoms Had Endoscopy (Normal )Ideas?

Many suggestions: Hi JayM385, Sorry to hear you have been struggling with dyspepsia lately. I have a checklist for tips on lifestyle management of GERD. It is listed under my profile for you to review. If you have tried most of these things already, it may be time to trial an acid suppressing medication such as an H2 blocker or PPI. Or seek further eval to see if you have a hiatal hernia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have belching burning sensation and feels like I have air bubbles when i swallow?

GE Reflux: This represents gastroesophageal reflux disease do to loosening of the muscle between the end of the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle can be loosened by caffeinated beverages, alcohol, spicy foods, and nicotine and worsened by obesity. ...Read more

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I feel like there's excessive air in my windpipe. When I tap it or I speak, I feel like vomiting? Last time it happened, I let out a series of belches

Possible acid: Some people swallow air when they speak or chew- which could cause some of your complaints. Acid reflux would be another possible cause- especially with you feeling like vomiting. Try a short course of ranitidine (zantac) 150 mg 2 times a day for a week. If it helps the answer is "acid" -and you should see your MD. ...Read more

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I have had off and on excessive belching for 6 months now. It all started after antibiotic treatment. My MD doesn't seem concerned. How do I stop it?

I have had off and on excessive belching for 6 months now. It all started after antibiotic treatment. My MD doesn't seem concerned. How do I stop it?

Burping issues: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, 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. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about my constant belching? I feel the air in my stomach or my chest and have to burp it up, it keeps me up at night sometimes. I am an 18 year old female.

Hello. : Hello. Here are some possible causes for burping/ belching. Swallowing air while eating, gastropareris (stomach is paralyzed), drinking carbonated beverages, hiatal hernia, heliobacter pyloric infection of stomach, food intolerances and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo). The best way to determine the cause is to be medically evaluated. So, if this is a chronic problem, especially since it keeps you up at night; would get it assessed. ...Read more