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I burb a lot and tend to always have gas. It's been going on for about a year. What is it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Burping and gas

Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources-maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex.
Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test for these.

In brief: Burping and gas

Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources-maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex.
Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test for these.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
I would also limit or eliminate carbonated drinks and don't use a straw as we tend to swallow more air with a straw. COnsider a probiotic and use of simethicone to cut back on upper GI gas/belching.
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