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Who gets aerophagia?

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You get aerophagia when you swallow so much air that it makes your stomach feel bloated and uncomfortable. Chewing gum can make it worse.

Doctors often see aerophagia as a sign of other problems, such as an illness that affects your digestive system, or a psychological disorder like anxiety or depression.

You may also have aerophagia if you have sleep apnea and use a device called a CPAP machine to help you breathe while you sleep.

Nearly a quarter of adults and about 7% of children get aerophagia.

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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