Burping all day? Read why
October 07, 2022
Isn’t it funny that sometimes you keep burping throughout the day without knowing the reason why? Well, just like other bodily activities, burping too, has its science. Burping is a very common process taking place in our bodies. In humans, burping is caused by normal eating processes.
Science behind burping:
Billions of tiny bacteria are present in our intestines to help in the process of digestion. They convert some of the undigested food into vitamin K2 and vitamin B6. In the process, bacteria release smelly gasses like methane, which cause two responses: burping and flatulence.
What causes burping?
Burping is also known as belching, which is the body’s way of expelling excess air from the upper digestive tract. The air can also be trapped while breathing through the mouth, or by swallowing excess air. This trapped air mostly never reaches the stomach, but gets accumulated in the oesophagus.
This build up of air in the oesophagus happens mainly because of the following reasons:
- Drinking or eating too quickly
- Talking while you eat or drink
- Consumption of carbonated drinks
- Excessive smoking
- Chewing gum
- Drinking and eating with poorly fitted dentures
What can you do to avoid this buildup of gas in the oesophagus- how to reduce acidity?
- Reduce your eating and drinking time: By taking time while eating or drinking, you will swallow less air. This will reduce excessive burping.
- Avoid carbonated drinks: Drinks such as sodas, cold drinks, and beer contain a lot of gas. Avoiding such beverages will help in reducing your burps.
- Stop smoking: Smoking has many harmful effects. Smoking often leads to inhalation of excessive air through the mouth that can lead to burping.
- Walking: Start walking in between household chores, office hours, etc. This will maintain the body’s activity and reduce burps.
Other reasons for excessive burping-
Burping is considered a healthy process for the body, as it releases all the extra air trapped. This leads to excessive gas or air, which can further lead to several problems such as stomach pain due to gas, bloating, also can lead to stomach heat, which all can be extremely uncomfortable.
On the other hand, excessive burping can be a symptom of an helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection.
What are the symptoms of this infection?
1. Abdominal pain
2. Loss of appetite
5. Unexplained and unintentional weight loss
This is when you must consult a doctor. It requires immediate medical help and care as it can lead to various other issues in the future.
What are some of the home remedies that you can take to reduce excessive burping?
Modifying your diet can help in reducing excessive burping. Cutting on foods that are rich in starch, sugar, or fiber, such as lentils, cauliflower, banana, onions, cabbage, whole wheat bread, sugar alcohols, etc.
Other remedies include:
- Ajwain for gas: Ajwain is helpful in many gastrointestinal disorders, including gastric reflux. Ajwain is also beneficial in various stomach troubles, and it can also be used to get rid of gas.
Chewing some ajwain seeds directly or boiling some ajwain seeds in water can be used to get instant relief from stomach pain or the discomfort of gas.
- Fennel seeds: Fennel is a well-known and widely used plant for its digestive benefits. It also helps to eliminate gas from the stomach and manages other digestive disorders. One can make fennel seed tea by boiling fennel seeds, Jeera, ajwain, etc.
- Jeera for acidity: Jeera is a famous flavouring ingredient in Indian households. There are many benefits of drinking jeera water, mainly to reduce acidity. Boil jeera seeds in water, strain and drink!
Or, you can use our Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera 3 in 1 solution - quick results with the same effect. All you need to do is- mix 1 sachet of Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera in water, and drink immediately for best results. Having 1-3 sachets a day keeps the gas away!
Take care of your health!
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