Aerophagia is a condition where large amounts of air are swallowed. It occurs most often in people who are very anxious or who have mental health problems. However, it also is seen in teenagers who want to show off their ability to burp loudly.
You can avoid swallowing air.
Take your time when you eat and drink. You are more likely to swallow air when you rush through meals or eat on the run.
Chew your food thoroughly before you swallow.
Avoid carbonated beverages, such as soda and beer, and do not drink through a straw.
Keep calm. Tension and anxiety can cause you to swallow air.