Excessive Burping May Be A Warning Sign! 8 Possible Causes Of The Frequent Burps
June 18, 2018 17:10 By Mambee
Burping is natural! There is nothing unusual and abnormal in this process unless it happens too often. It is the way to expel the excessive gas out of the digestive system. However, some people burp more often and there are reasons for it. If you notice, that burping started bothering you, it feels uncomfortable or bitter, your body may signal you about the inner issues you can’t disregard.
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First of all, you need to pay attention to the way you eat. If you’re always in a hurry, you may swallow too much air along with food.The digestive system gets rid of it through burping. If you are a fan of chewing gum or using the straw for drinks you may also face the problem of frequent burping. In order to solve it, take time when you are eating and chew your food thoroughly. Mindfulness in consuming food will benefit your overall health and improve the digestive system’s work.
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1. Certain food
The certain food contains the complex carbs which take time and efforts for our body to digest. They create the excessive gas in the stomach and cause frequent burping. It does not mean you have to avoid this food, but you should definitely consume it wisely.
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Overeating of these can make you feel discomfort, bloating, and burping as well. Here is the list: beans, cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Some “dangerous” fruit which contains sorbitol (the fruit sugar) that is hard to digest in large amount: apples, peaches, prunes, raisins, apricots, and pears.
One of the common problems is indigestion. It is not that serious and can be caused by overeating or having too much incompatible food. If it can’t digest properly, it lingers in the intestines and ferments, causing smelly burps. If this is your case, the fennel tea or tea with ginger may help.
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3. The gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)
The chronic burping may indicate that something is wrong inside your body. GERD is one of the reasons for it. It is the dysfunction of the muscle at the end of the esophagus, which can’t close well so it makes the content of the stomach rise to the esophagus. It causes excessive burping and needs a medical treatment.
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4. Food Intolerances
If burping is not the only symptom that is bothering you, it may be food intolerances. It comes with bloating, stomach cramps, and smelly burps. This case suggests, that you may have celiac disease or lactose intolerance. It is important to consult the doctor and explore which foods are not accepted by your body. Then you can avoid them and adjust your diet accordingly.
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5. Peptic ulcer
Excessive burping, frequent hunger and bloating may indicate the development of the peptic ulcer. This disease means that the digestive juices damage the lining of the stomach and the duodenum (a segment of the small intestine). Consult a doctor in order to start treatment.
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The infection of the small intestine, caused by a water-borne parasite Giardia lamblia, is called Giardiasis. You can recognize this infection by such symptoms: frequent gas, bloating, and burping.
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Gastroparesis is another reason for excessive burping. This condition means that stomach muscles are too weak and they cant contract well, so the food moves slowly in the digestive system than it should. Unfortunately, this condition can’t be treated but can be managed through the special diet.
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This disease may also make you burp more than usual. In addition, it leads to indigestion and heartburn, nausea, dark stools, abdominal pain, hiccups. If you notice these symptoms, make sure to visit the hospital as soon as possible.
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We are what we eat! This is a wise saying, considering that everything we consume reflects on our body. Adjusting your eating habits and avoiding bad quality food is the important step towards improving your digestive health! However, if the excessive burping is really bothering you, do not delay your visit to the doctor.
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