Common "Belching" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Belching is otherwise called burping. It occurs as an act of expulsion of air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach gets distended or expanded. Commonly, belching is seen in GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Chronic belching is seen during inflammation of the stomach, ulcers, or due to Helicobacter pylori infection. It can occur along with other symptoms like discomfort or bloating. Taking anti-gas medication like Simethicone provides some relief. Bismuth subsalicylate is helpful in cases of having burps smelling like sulfur.

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I have excess belching. Will taking Nexus help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having shortness of breath, excessive yawning and belching. After about a week the shortness of breath went away. Last night, I drank bicarbonate of soda with lime and water and woke up back with the gasping for air and feeling of shortness of breath. Could the baking soda hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the details posted. Belching and bloating sensation can be the side effect of the drug. Kindly avoid spicy foods, cold drinks, tea, coffee, and eat timely. I suggest Pantocid-L (Pantoprazole with Levosulpiride) combination tablet daily morning on...  Read Full »

I have constant belching after gastric sleeve surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gastric sleeve surgery ten days ago. I took all of my medicines (gastric vitamin, Omeprazole, iron chewable, Lexapro, and Lisinopril) all at once, which I have never done before. I immediately began feeling nausea and vomited. The vomit tasted like blood, and there were tiny stre...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram. U.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. What is the time now at your place? Were you fine all these days? Is this the first time you vomited after the surgery? Did you have a gulp of water after taking the tablets? After the sleeve surgery, you are recomme...  Read Full »

Why do I feel excessive gas and belching that feels like choking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having excessive gas and belching to the point where it feels like I am being choked. My stomach area also feels tight, but that might be from the bloating.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms look more from gastritis and acid reflux. You need to modify your dietary habits as well as add a few medicines. Practice small frequent feeds rather than heavy meals. Avoid excess water when you eat food. Avoid talking while having food as this leads to ae...  Read Full »

I am 53-year-old and I have gas problem causing excruciating pain in the rib cage and back. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My height and weight are 5'10 feet and 215 lbs, respectively. I had a slight nauseating feeling, a loose stomach, lots of diarrhea, and gas releasing from both ends. I felt that the gas had moved up into my upper rib cage and caused cramping. The pain has bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, I suggest you get physically examined and investigate to rule out any medical conditions and treat them accordingly. And I want to know a few more things, Had it happened earlier, or this is the first time? Are you an alcoholic? Do you smoke? Are you tak...  Read Full »

How to resolve excessive belching that occurs every 10 minutes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old without any symptoms. But I have excessive belching every 10 minutes and a discomfort sensation even when I do not drink or eat. I am having this issue for four days.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, your symptoms which are of short duration commonly occur due to the food taken before a couple of days. It causes excessive belching. It is a common thing to happen to anybody. Please remember whether you have eaten something that explains these symptoms parti...  Read Full »

I suffer from continuous burping and pain after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, After eating and drinking anything, I suddenly burp, which is continuously happening. Sometimes, it feels painful when I burp, especially while sleep it was very painful. Even while smoking, I burp continuously, and I cannot stop. Only for the last two months I been facing this issue....  Read Full »

Dr. Mukherjee Koushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This can be due to GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disorder. I suggest you stop smoking as it reduces the lower esophageal sphincter tone and further aggravates the condition. You can take a proton pump inhibitor like Pantoprazole or Rabeprazole or Omeprazole along with p...  Read Full »

I am suffering from GERD and sometimes belching while eating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from constant GERD and sometimes belching while eating. I also need to swallow twice to get the food to go down.I am taking Nexium in the morning and also Zantac and Seasonique.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest you to consult a gastroenterologist for examination and take medications with consent from the doctor. Medical management can be tried first for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Nexium can be taken for acidity i...  Read Full »

My 67-year-old father has been experiencing stomach pain due to gas and constipation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 67-year-old father has been experiencing stomach pain, specifically in the front part of his abdomen, for the past 8 days. Although he has taken pain medication which provides some relief, the pain has not completely subsided. Additionally, he is frequently belching, unable to pass...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest regular exercise, meditation, and yoga. In addition to that, I would also suggest you father increase his daily water intake and ensure he his consuming an adequate amount of dietary fiber to promote digestive...  Read Full »

Will hypertensive medication cause stomach bloating and chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling bloated (gas in the stomach), heaviness in the chest, feeling that there is phlegm in the throat. When burping or belching, I felt relieved and fine. But after a while, the above symptoms appear again. I am a 60-year-old female with hypertension and I am currently taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I guess you are on Twynsta 40/10 which is a combination of Telmisartan and Amlodipine and Bisoprolol 5 mg. So this is likely a gastric and reflux problem, however, sometimes symptoms of gastritis and heart disease overlap in elders with such symptoms. Electrocardiog...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bloating with frequent burping post meals?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gas for the past three years. I have bloating after meals for about 15 minutes after which it passes away. I can eat normally, but some times I feel bloated and cannot eat. I keep burping like once in 20 minutes. Is that normal? And also bloating increases...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the burping while having meals, or just after the meals is a normal phenomenon. And I assure you it is not alarming in your case. However, it may cause trouble if gas trapped excessively and result in belly swelling. The reason behind this excessive bloating i...  Read Full »

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