Burping: Causes and Remedies


Burping is simply the expel of gas from the stomach or esophagus via the mouth. 
Burping can be referred to as ructus, eructation, belching or eruptus.


Causes Of Burping
All burps are caused by the swallowing of air during the intake of food or drink which are then released. The gas released is normally constituted of oxygen and nitrogen. In certain cases, for example, taking in a soft drink which contains carbon dioxide, the gas released will be purely carbon dioxide.

Let us take a look at some of the causes of burping:
1. Drinking carbonated beverages like soft drinks and beers can result in burping. 
2. Certain diabetes drugs are known to cause burping which often disappears in a few days.
3. Food allergies can pretty much cause burping.
4. Problems related to the gallbladder can bring about burping
5. Acid reflux disease is known to cause burping.

Note: if you are experiencing burping together with symptoms like nausea, dyspepsia and heartburn, see a doctor as soon as possible because it could a sign of a hiatal hernia, ulcer or a disease far more dangerous and brutal.


How to stop Burping
If your burping is not related to any serious medical condition, then, you should try some of these simple remedies:
1. Slow eating and drinking can help avoid swallowing of air hence prevents burping.

2. Avoid eating foods that can result in burping. Some of these foods are beans, cabbage, etc.....

3. Avoid drinking certain soft drinks and beer.

4. Avoid smoking.

5. Walking just after eating can help speed up digestion of food. 

6. Antacids intake help stop burping.

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