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Intestinal Gas Guide

You have burping that is not accompanied by chest or abdominal pain. This makes it very unlikely that your burps are caused by a medical problem, so we can proceed to providing treatment advice. Our first recommendations will improve the seal of your lower esophagus.

When burping is frequent, one source of your problem may be excessive relaxing of your lower esophageal sphincter. This muscular ring at the bottom of the esophagus must squeeze tightly between swallows in order to seal the esophagus from the stomach. It is normal for the sphincter to relax periodically to facilitate normal burping. If the sphincter can't tighten normally, burping may be more frequent.

To learn about strategies to improve the seal of your lower esophageal sphincter click here.

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