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Intestinal Gas Guide

Mechanical factors and certain substances can interfere with a tight seal of your lower esophagus, permitting frequent burps. Mechanical factors include obesity, pregnancy, or a repositioning of the stomach called hiatal hernia. Obesity is a problem because extra abdominal mass increases the pressure that pushes against the lower esophageal sphincter, limiting its chances of staying closed. Your first strategy to reduce your burping should be a long-term goal:

  • Lose weight if you are obese.

Other effective ways to reduce burping are to avoid substances that impair the muscular contraction of your lower esophageal sphincter. To improve the seal of your sphincter, you should

  • Avoid smoking.

  • Avoid alcohol.

  • Avoid fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, and caffeine.

Besides these substances, numerous medicines can prevent a tight seal by this sphincter and contribute to acid reflux with burping.

Click here to review the common drugs that do this.

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