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Is there a link between stress and belching?

Is there a link between stress and belching?

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. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Belching is constant for 3 days possibly associated with prolonged stress, what is wrong?

You many have : Already identified the cause: stress. (it is not the only reason for ^'ed burping). What are you doing to manage or v your stress levels? O address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi. ...Read more

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Husband has ms, mild symptoms he is having a relapse. I think he is stressed. I have noticed he is doing lots of very small belches is it stress?

Husband has ms, mild symptoms he is having a relapse. I think he is stressed. I have noticed he is doing lots of very small belches is it stress?

Likely worried: Some pts get upset, breathe rapidly and maybe swallow some air., but if on steroids for relapse, could be side effect. Contact your neurologist even if symptoms appear minor, as best to treat relapses aggressively in most cases, and handle side effects of meds as required. ...Read more

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Respiratory probs along with excess belching (2 yrs). increases in stress n winters. taken serotonin tabs fr 2 mnths. symptoms recurring this winter.

Take additional: Antacids. You can increase pantoprazole to twice daily. You need to see a gastroenterologist but in the meantime can try the additional antacids to get some relief. You may have reflux induced asthma. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and lots of belching/gas.It started during a stressful time.I don't feel as stressed now.How long until i feel better?

I have acid reflux and lots of belching/gas.It started during a stressful time.I don't feel as stressed now.How long until i feel better?

Talk to your doctor: You need to treat the reflux medically since it can do damage to your stomach. You can also reach out to a psychologist & learn some stress management techniques, but take care of the medical symptoms & then work on stress management. ...Read more

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Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Panic attacks: During a panic attacks, you are likely to experience symptoms similar to a heart attack--shortness of breath, pounding/rapid heart beat, sweating, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and some even passes out. This tends to get worse because every time it happens you get scared and worry about when the next one will come. It is very treatable--many effective options. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately..Any relation?

What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately..Any relation?

Swallowing air: When people get anxious they sometimes develop aerophagia, or excessive swallowing of air. This causes severe bloating and belching. A consultation with a gadtroenterologist is indicated to rule out other conditions. Please read the excellent article referenced below regarding description, treatment, and evaluation and differential diagnosis. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/776875_4. Best wishes. ...Read more

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On/off stabbing pain on various areas of chest & chin, belching and churning stomach after meals. Is this due to stress, heart or stomach issues?

On/off stabbing pain on various areas of chest & chin, belching and churning stomach after meals. Is this due to stress, heart or stomach issues?

Unlikely your heart: Given your age and the way you describe the symptoms, this is unlikely to be your heart. It is much more likely due to gerd, which could be provoked by the Ibuprofen and amoxicillin. You could consider taking Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) for a few days and see where that gets u. Also, you could switch from Ibuprofen to Acetaminophen for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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