What causes burping (belching)?
Mostly burping is cause by swallowing excess
air. In today’s fast life you don’t have time for
your food. So, what you do? You take your
meal very fast. Or you talk on phone while
eating. If you have habit of chewing gum , drinking
carbonated drinks, they also lead to burping.
Another reason can be your nervousness. If you are
nervous, you can swallow air even when
you are not drinking or eating anything. It is
Burping is your body’s way to get rid of this
excess air from your upper digestive tract.
How can you reduce your Burping?
- Eat and drink slowly-
Always schedule your day so that
you can get sufficient time for
having your meal. After all,
you are working hard for your better life and
if you are not healthy, how will you enjoy your life? So,
you need to have quality time for your food. Also,
take care when you are drinking anything –
try to sit and drink slowing.
- Avoid carbonated drinks-
There is a misconception that- if
you take a carbonated drink after your food,
especially when you eat outside food, it
will help you to digest your food properly. But,
believe me- on the contrary, it will worsen your digestion.
- Get well fitting dentures –
This may surprise you. How your ill-fitting dentures will
lead to burping? – When you use your poorly fitting
dentures to eat or drink, you tend to swallow
excess air that will lead to belching. In addition to
burping, poorly fitting dentures have many
other drawbacks. Contact dentist ASAP to
know about the other better alternatives to
your ill-fitting dentures.
Other things which will help you to reduce your burping are-
- Avoid chewing gum
- Stop smoking
- Take a walk regularly
When should you see your doctor?
If above mentioned tips don’t help, and if
your belching is also accompanied by following
symptoms, you must consult your doctor immediately:
- Diarrhoea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in your stool
- Lose weight without trying for it
Have good air in your lungs, not in your stomach…
May you get rid of your annoying belching!
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician