Burping (belching) is as common and natural a bodily function as passing gas (farting). Excessive burping can sometimes be accompanied by discomfort or bloating .

    Although these symptoms can interfere somewhat with certain daily activities, they typically don’t indicate a serious underlying condition.

    Burping is your body’s way of getting rid of excess air from your upper digestive tract. Belches contain oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

    Usually, burping is a result of swallowed air building up in your esophagus, the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. This buildup of air is often brought on by:

    • drinking or eating too quickly
    • talking while you eat
    • drinking and eating with poorly fitting dentures
    • consuming carbonated drinks
    • smoking
    • sucking on hard candy
    • chewing gum

    Other causes of burping are often accompanied by additional symptoms such as abdominal pain or heartburn . These include:

    • aerophagia , which is swallowing air as a nervous habit
    • gastritis , an inflammation of the stomach lining
    • gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) , as people with this condition often swallow more frequently
    • acid reflux , which can also promote increased swallowing

    Meganblase syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by intense air swallowing following heavy meals.

    This can result in a large bubble of gas in the stomach that causes pain as well as excessive belching. It can also increase the feeling of fullness and cause shortness of breath, which may be mistaken for a heart attack.

    Meganblase syndrome is commonly treated through behavioral changes.

    Try these tips to decrease burping:

    • Slow down while you eat and drink.
    • Avoid eating when stressed.
    • Avoid carbonated beverages, including beer.
    • Avoid drinking through a straw.
    • Stop smoking.
    • Stop chewing gum and sucking on hard candies.
    • If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly.
    • Take a short walk or get other light exercise after eating.

    Also, don’t ignore heartburn .

    If heartburn is an occasional occurrence for you, over-the-counter (OTC) medications can relieve mild symptoms.

    If the symptoms of heartburn are frequent or severe, you might have acid reflux or GERD. Talk to your healthcare provider about diagnosing your condition and recommending appropriate treatment, such as prescription medication.

    If you’re experiencing excessive burping alongside symptoms such as problems swallowing, bloody vomit, or bloody stool, you could have an H. pylori infection or ulcers that need immediate attention.

    Although burping is a natural bodily function, excessive burping could be the result of an underlying condition. This is especially true if it’s accompanied by other symptoms, such as abdominal pain or heartburn.

    If excessive burping occurs alongside severe symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, bloody vomit or stool, or intense and recurring abdominal pain, see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

    If you need help finding a primary care doctor, the Healthline FindCare tool can provide options in your area.

    What is another name for burping?
    eructation The technical medical term for burping or a burp is eructation. more
    How fast is a burp?
    That's louder than the roar of a motorcycle or chainsaw! Burp is as fast as 60 and 70 mph (96-112 Kmph). The burps of ten cows could heat a small house for a year. 99% of farts are odourless. more
    What is the longest burp?
    1 minute 13 seconds 57 milliseconds The longest burp is 1 minute 13 seconds 57 milliseconds and was achieved by Michele Forgione (Italy), also known as Rutt Mysterio, at the 13th annual Hard Rock Beer festival 'Ruttosound' competition, in Reggiolo, Italy, on 16 June 2009. more
    What is the burp test?
    This test works by drinking baking soda and creating a chemical reaction in your stomach - between the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and hydrochloric acid (HCL). The result is burping caused by the produced 'carbon dioxide' gas. more
    Can you burp in space?
    On Earth, gravity pulls liquids and solids to down to the bottom of our digestive systems, while gases stay up top and get forced back up the esophagus as a burp. That can't happen in space. Without gravity to separate them, “the air, food and liquids in your stomach are all floating together like chunky bubbles. more
    Is the Elf burp real?
    No, Ferrell wasn't belching on-screen for an impressively long time in the film. Instead, the long burp was recorded by Maurice LaMarche. Better known as the voice of Brain from "Pinky and the Brain," LaMarche's vocal contributions to the film were uncredited, but his belch will live on in cinematic history. more
    What was the longest burp?
    1 minute 13 seconds 57 milliseconds The longest burp is 1 minute 13 seconds 57 milliseconds and was achieved by Michele Forgione (Italy), also known as Rutt Mysterio, at the 13th annual Hard Rock Beer festival 'Ruttosound' competition, in Reggiolo, Italy, on 16 June 2009. more
    Is it healthy to burp?
    But burping (or belching) serves an essential purpose and shouldn't be silenced. Belching is a protective mechanism that prevents the stomach from overinflating. Every time you swallow, you take in a little air, and some of it travels down the esophagus and gets into the upper part of the stomach. more
    Can a whale burp?
    And there's plenty more to find out, including whether whales cough, hiccup, and yes, burp. "Humpback whales blow bubbles out of their mouth, but we aren't exactly sure where the air is from -- it might make more sense, and be safer, for whales to burp out of their blowholes." more
    Should you burp IV bags?
    In a variety of clinical treatment areas, efforts have been made to avoid the opportunity for VAEs to develop. Some nurses use a technique called “burping” to release any air in the IV bag prior to connection, but this is not well documented in standard training and practice. more
    What's a burp Snart?
    The burp snart is a very particular series of bodily functions that is sure to gross out anyone in the general vicinity. "A burp snart is the combination or in a close proximity, you rip a burp. more

    Source: www.healthline.com

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