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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   what could excessive burping be from in my 85 year old mom who is healthy but has glaucoma?                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Excessive burping are mainly caused by gut problems.
Doctor :   It can be gastritis or due to indigestion.
User :   digestion issues? what could be causing the burp?
Doctor :   It can be gastritis or due to indigestion.
User :   gastritis is inflammation? could it everbe an indication of something more serious like ovarian ca/?
User :   she claims its when she eats raw fruit could that be true?
Doctor :   By indigestion, I meant, dyspepsia, heart burn.
Doctor :   The cause for these can only by determined by evaluation.
User :   so something like zantac sounds reasonable?
Doctor :   In some people certain food products can precipitate these burps.
Doctor :   They are more commonly noticed with carbonated drinks.
Doctor :   Zinetac is useful in these situations.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   she doesnt drink carbonated anything. shes on synthroid and lipitor. they way you describe it, sounds very benign?
Doctor :   I would also suggest you to avoid spicy food products,
Doctor :   coffee and other beverages.
User :   she hasnt been to dr in 20 years. has friend at pharmacy. its hopeless she wont go
Doctor :   And definitely to avoid the carbonated drinks such as soft drinks.
User :   r u a gi dr?
Doctor :   If there are no other associated symptoms such as pain, vomiting, then the symptoms are usually benign.
Doctor :   If any of these symptoms are associated with the burping, then she would need evaluation.
User :   thank you i am satisfied with your responses.
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   i am a mammographer
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that i can assist you with?
User :   no im good, again i thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   i will
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