Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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 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.
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- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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