Burping, or belching, is the act of expelling gas from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs after the stomach has expanded due to too much gas. Burping releases the gas. Swallowing air into the stomach can cause a bloated feeling, a swollen abdomen, and stomach-ache, accompanied by burping
Indigestion or heartburn may lead to temporary abdominal pain and burping.
Frequent abdominal pain and burping may be caused by conditions including:
If abdominal pain and burping are very frequent or accompanied by:
vomiting, especially vomiting blood
abdominal pain that lasts more than 24 hours
fever over 101˚F (38˚C)
pain or burning sensations in the throat or mouth
maintaining a balanced diet
drinking plenty of water
limiting carbonated beverages
avoiding multitasking while eating
Nutritional therapies can help to address food sensitivities and intolerances and also pinpoint lifestyle factors which may be causing excessive burping or abdominal pain. In the case of Crohn’s disease and coeliac, advice can be given to support these conditions and reduce symptoms.
Foods high in starch, sugar, or fibre and issues with digestion could be causing excessive burping. Focus on supporting digestion:
Targeted probiotics, a lower daily dose may be more suitable starting out, as a gentle option for a disturbed digestive system. Prebiotic supplements may also be helpful.
Ensuring enough B vitamins may also be pertinent for good digestion: For example, B1 (Thiamine) may help regulate and enhance appetite, while B3 (Niacin) is required for the proper function of fats and sugars in the body. B vitamins also support a healthy gut microbiome.
Our Nutritional Therapy Team are experts in helping with digestive issues, including excessive gas and burping. Please get in touch if you'd like some advice.
Uebanso T, Shimohata T, Mawatari K, Takahashi A. Functional Roles of B-Vitamins in the Gut and Gut Microbiome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2020 Sep;64(18):e2000426. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.202000426. Epub 2020
Please note that the information contained within this website does not and should not replace medical advice, and is not intended to treat or diagnose. We always recommend you consult with your doctor. Our Nutritional Therapy team is highly trained and we offer one to one Nutritional Therapy Consultations, which are designed to be complementary to any medical treatment from a functional medicine approach, as well as offering a preventative & optimal health focus.