Because of what is frequent and prolonged burp air

Because of what is frequent and prolonged burp air

Lyudmila Wrote:

Good afternoon, doctor! My problem is frequent and prolonged burp air as on an empty stomach or after a meal — Breakfast, lunch or a snack, or even a glass of water. Sometimes very strong, continuous and lasting from minutes to three hours. Terminated abruptly. Painless if not to prevent, but there is a little heaviness in the heart area. Still occurs suddenly with nervous tension and enhanced after receiving cardiac medications («Valocordin», etc.). Sometimes doesn’t bother. If you’ve ever met in my practice give me some advice please. Thank you.

The answer of the doctor:

Good afternoon, Ludmila.

A long burp of air can be a symptom of certain diseases.

  1. Most often it is diseases of the digestive system: inflammation of the stomach lining or gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, GERD, pancreatitis, esophageal diverticulum and other nasty ailments.
  2. Persistent belching often accompanies diseases of the nervous system.
  3. Belching is often the result of malfunctioning malnutrition, when a person uses a lot of carbonated drinks or fruits and plenty of vegetables immediately after a meal if the diet is dominated by foods that cause flatulence.

To establish a cause of belching, can help simple and available studies.

  1. General blood analysis and biochemical with a number of enzymes.
  2. Be sure to explore the esophagus, stomach and the initial division of the intestine make EGD.
  3. You need to get an ultrasound of internal organs, consultation of a neurologist.
  4. As pains in the heart area go, ECG and heart ultrasound.

Before the diagnosis, follow diet with the exception of acute and fatty foods, carbonated drinks a lot of coffee and strong tea, sugary foods on an empty stomach.

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Proper treatment can be assigned by your doctor soon after diagnosis.