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What Causes Burping
See below.: Burping is usually caused by swallowing a lot of air while eating or drinking. If it is associated with other symptoms, such as pain, nausea, decreased appetite or weight loss, it may be caused by reflux, anxiety, gallstones, ulcers, among others causes. If you are having excess burping, especially with any of these symptoms, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods, feeding: Gas is a product of digesting certain foods. If you are breast feeding, you may want to limit your intake of certain foods -cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), beans, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee and citrus fruits, dairy can also cause gas. Your baby can become gassy from feeding too fast and swallowing too much air. Try to burp your baby every 5 min during feedings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Nausea is one of the ways your body is telling you that something is wrong, there are thousand things that can cause it, it depends of what other symptoms you have, how long the nausea is going on, are you on any medications, what is the context of your nausea and many more things, nausea can be a symptom of multiple different conditions. ...Read more
Bowel bacteria: You have lots of bacteria in your bowel that create gas while they're doing their marvelous work in your body -- including making vitamins, etc. If you eat something that upsets their balance, you may have more gas. Also eating beans, alcohol sugars, etc. You can take probiotics and/or digestive enzymes and see if it helps. ...Read more
GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more
Food you eat: When you eat, your digestive system works to break down food into usable energy to power the cells and the body's many processes and functions. But your gut finds certain foods too difficult to break down into just energy and waste, and gas is the leftover product when those foods sit in your colon. Portions of foods that can't be broken down and digested by the intestines travel to the colon, wh. ...Read more
Not a problem: As far as burping goes you burp when a volume of air is swallowed and internal pressure builds forcing the air or other gas out of your upper GI system. Flatulence on the other hand occurs several times a day in all of us. This is normal ad occurs due to methane buildup from normal digestion. Occasionally we have a large quantity and the "fart" happens. Most often its smaller amounts silent gas ...Read more
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