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How is aerophagia treated?

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If your aerophagia is due to depression or anxiety, you may need medicine or psychotherapy. If acid reflux or heartburn makes you swallow more frequently, antacids may help.

Are you a smoker? Aerophagia is another reason to quit, since smoking can lead you to swallow air. Also, loose dentures can cause you to swallow more air, so if you wear them, make sure they fit well.

If you use a CPAP device, check with your doctor. It may need adjustments that control its airflow or how it fits on your face.

From: What Is Aerophagia? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : "Management of Belching, Hiccups, and Aerophagia."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "Aerophagia Causes and Resolutions."

Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry : "Aerophagia as the Initial Presenting Symptom of a Depressed Patient."

Digestive Diseases and Sciences : U.S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Prevalence, sociodemography, and health impact."

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition : "Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Dominate Pediatric Gastroenterology Outpatient Practice."

Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics : "Aerophagia in adults: a comparison with functional dyspepsia."

Perspectives In Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : "Management of Belching, Hiccups, and Aerophagia."

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : "Nausea, gastroparesis, and aerophagia."

The Mayo Clinic: "Belching, intestinal gas and bloating: Tips for reducing them."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 08, 2018

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