Belching/ Burping

Causes, Symtoms, Treatments, Prevention

What is Burping/Belching?

Burping is voluntary or involuntary, sometimes noisy release of air from the stomach or your esophagus comes out the mouth. 3 or 4 times after eating a meal is normal and is usually caused by swallowing air.

Causes

  • Simply breathing in too much air.

Symtoms

  • The only symtom is breathing in too much air.

Treatments

Belching does not require any treatment. However, if it becomes excessive, it is necessary to contact a doctor to look for possible conditions that may be causing it.

Prevention

  • Sit down and eat each meal slowly.
  • Avoid chewing gum or sucking on hard candy.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol.
  • Stop eating any foods or drinks that make belching more frequent.
  • Avoid situations that may cause stress.

What's going wrong inside the body to cause this problem?

Breathing in too much air or putting yourself in situations to get nervous and belch on accident.