Excessive burping and belching caused by stress or heartburn - remedies and ways to stop it
Release of air (also called burping or belching) is a natural reaction of our body to an excessive air in the stomach. This can happen with or without heartburn. Usually some burping is normal and expected (as far as you keep it polite) but sometimes due to reasons like stress, greasy food, etc. it can become very frequent, loud and inconvenient. Below are several advices on how to take it under control or even make it disappear.
- Try not to swallow too much air during meals and chew thoroughly. Air swallowing usually happens when you speak during meal. Also some people tend to swallow saliva very frequently when eating which causes additional air in the stomach.
- Cut on carbonated drinks (like sodas and beer) which cause a lot of belching. This is a simplest method to stop this uncomfortable symtpom.
- Another simple remedy is cutting on food which produces lots of air in the stomach. Examples are onions, milk, ice cream, etc.. You should be able to find such food yourself by noting after which food belching increases.
- Do not swallow air when speaking. This is a very common problem to many people. When we speak about something we tend to unconsciously swallow air. Ask someone from your family to help you control your excessive burping. Ask them to look at you when you speak and give you a signal every time you swallow air.
- Some people develop aerophagia which is unconscious swallowing of air. Working on getting rid of it should help a lot.
- Since aerophagia (aerophagia - is scientific word defining excessive air swallowing which in turn is a direct cause of excessive burping) is a very close friend of acid reflux and heartburn it make sense to check with your doctor if acid reflux medications or wedge pillow could help.
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- Slippery Elm. Over the course of living with heartburn and acid reflux I found only one herbal treatment which is very effective.
Slippery Elm. I mostly use it in the form of the
powder and make a tea out of it. Tea isn't very tasty but it covers stomach and esophagus with gel like liquid
which protects them from acid. Usually one cup of tea is good enough to have zero heartburn through the night and
in the morning.
- Make sure that you have enough good vitamins in your diet. This will help your body to relieve stress.
- Cutting milk and milk products could bring some relief for excessive burping. Large percentage of adults have lactose intolerance. So consider stopping milk consumption for some time and you may get partial or complete relief of your symptoms. For lactose intolerant people milk could cause lots of gas bloating and excessive burping.
- Try simple yoga asanas or even consider going to yoga classes. Yoga brings balance to your body and mind and gives relief to lots of stress related symptoms.
It is interesting that researchers found that repetitive and bothersome belches originate from a distinct belch pattern, characterised by air that does not reach the stomach. They suspect that excessive burping and belching is some kind of learned behaviour that is initially induced consciously. After a while, however, this control is lost. Recent studies confirmed that burping was behavioural, rather than indicating a serious medical problem.
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