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Have stomach bloating with continuous burping. How to overcome this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hi Doctor,
User:I need to check one thing I have very often stomach bloating
User:an keep burping a lot which is quite embarassing
User:how can I handle this
Doctor:You must chew your food well and eat slwoly
Doctor:Avoid food with excess gas formation like potatoes and starch
User:ok does any kind of food induce gas
User:ok i dont eat potatoes on a regular basis, may be once in week as a part of other vegetables I eat
User:starch I am not a regular rice eater
User:mainly consume wheat
Doctor:It is probable that your wheat is not cooked well or you are chewing well
Doctor:*not chewing well
Doctor:Are you there?
User:s waiting for ur response
User:thought u were busy
User:any further advise
Doctor:You must also drink plenty of water
Doctor:Aerophagia is one disorder
User:but i am worried
Doctor:Here the person swallows excess air and this comes out while burping
User:in the sense swallowing ir
Doctor:This could be a cause as well
Doctor:Yes, swallowing excess air
Doctor:Causing burping
Doctor:It is called aerophagy
User:pl suggest prevention
User:before it is bad
Doctor:As I said you earlier, you must chew your food well
Doctor:Eat slowly
Doctor:enjoy your meal
Doctor:This should prevent burping
Doctor:Also, take easily digestible food
User:like what pl suggest
Doctor:Please follow my above suggestions
User:soft diets are what
Doctor:Easily digestible foods are vegetables, fruits,
Doctor:wheat is fine but should be cooked well
User:I am a vegetarian, wheat is consumed in the form of chapati
User:less spice less oil in my diet
User:sometimes lotof burning in the chest and feel uncomfortable
User:Rantac, or pantodac or gelusil liquid i take
User:any further suggestions, can I end the chat ?
Doctor:It is better to consult a medical gastroenterologist once
User:shd I get an
Doctor:You may also continue to take the antacids for some time
User:Endoscopy done
User:I am scared
Doctor:Do lifestyle changes and you should be done
User:fine thanks and bye
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Get well soon
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