Burpingis the action of expelling gas from the gut through the mouth. It is completelynatural and normal and there is nothing dangerous about it. Theproblem is if you are belching all the time, day in, day out. There are times when burping is inadequate or undesirable and to belch atan inappropriate time, or to belch all the time may be embarrassingfor everyone.
Causesof excessive belching
Commoncauses of excessive belching include allergy to foods, bad dietaryhabits, medical conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease,gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or physiologicalstates such as pregnancy.
Beingallergic to some components in the food might cause burping afterconsumption of such foods, which contain problematic substances. Inexample, people with lactose intolerance will break up milk and dairyproducts in a wrong way, which produces lots of carbon dioxide, whichis removed either by winds of belching. Bad eating habits such asovereating, eating late, or eating too oily and too spicy food canalso cause excessive burping. Acid reflux disease or gastroesophagealreflux disease is condition where stomach acid ends up in theesophagus Symptoms of this disorder include difficult breathing andeating, nausea and heartburn, acid taste in mouth, chest pain – andexcessive burping. Burping is a common symptom in many GERDsufferers.
Excessive burping during pregnancy is caused by slowerdigestion than normal, which allows for decomposition of food in thegut and formation of gases. Digestion is slower for two reasons.Firstly, elevated levels of progesterone slow down and relax muscletissues, including those in the gut, which causes slow movement offood through the intestines. Also, the growing fetus presses on theintestines and slows down digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome canalso be related to excessive burping.
This syndrome is caused by theimproper functioning of the large intestines and is connected withsymptoms such as constipation, diarrhea and gas, nausea, pain in thestomach and bloating. The gallbladder stores bile produced by theliver. Problems with the gallbladder can cause symptoms such asnausea, heartburn, vomiting, excessive burping, and chest pain.
Treatmentfor excessive burping will vary, depending on the causes. People allergic to some foods should not use those foods intheir diet. Avoiding oily and spicy foods can get rid anyone ofexcessive burping. Increased fluid intake helps to digest the foodfaster. You should chewing your food properly. Medicines such asnexium and antacid are used in treatment of acid reflux. Gallbladderproblems are often addressed by surgery.