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How can I stop burping?

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If you're concerned about how much you burp, talk with your doctor. She might have some suggestions to help keep it from happening. She also may run tests to look for signs of a health problem. If no medical issue is causing you to burp, you might try some of these:

  • Eat or drink more slowly. You're less likely to swallow air.
  • Don't eat things like broccoli, cabbage, beans, or dairy products. They can lead to gas in your stomach or intestines and make you burp.
  • Stay away from soda and beer.
  • Don't chew gum.
  • Stop smoking. Your doctor will give you lots of reasons to do this, but it also can help cut down on how much you burp.
  • Take a walk after eating. A bit of exercise can help your digestion.
  • Take an antacid.

From: Why Am I Burping? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The Mayo Clinic: "Belching, intestinal gas and bloating."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Gas."

University of Michigan Health Library: "Gas, Bloating, and Burping."

International Foundation for Functional Intestinal Disorders: "About GERD."

American Family Physician : "Evaluation and Management of Dyspepsia."

Indiana University Health Center: "What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?"

American College of Gastroenterology: "Belching, Bloating, and Flatulence."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

SOURCES

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The Mayo Clinic: "Belching, intestinal gas and bloating."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Gas."

University of Michigan Health Library: "Gas, Bloating, and Burping."

International Foundation for Functional Intestinal Disorders: "About GERD."

American Family Physician : "Evaluation and Management of Dyspepsia."

Indiana University Health Center: "What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?"

American College of Gastroenterology: "Belching, Bloating, and Flatulence."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

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