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Is there a cure for aerophagia?

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There's no drug or procedure that cures aerophagia, but you may get relief if you change the behavior that makes you gulp more air in the first place. For instance, your doctor may suggest you cut stress to help you swallow less often. Or you may need to avoid chewing gum or sucking on hard candy, which can lower the amount of air you swallow.

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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