Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Intestinal Gas Guide
You report experiences of chest pain or pressure accompanying your burps. If your doctor is comfortable that your heart is not the source of these symptoms, then these symptoms may be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, acid reflux).
Burping and acid reflux (GERD) are closely related conditions.
When burping and acid reflux symptoms occur together, the source of your problems 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.