|Persistent burps causes
Heartburn and persistent burps are linked to cancer. A burp is nothing but gas. When we eat or drink,
we also swallow air. These gases need to get out. That's where burping comes in. But, if you burp
frequently and persistently or you have stomach juice flow back to the throat, you should see a doctor
immediately. Acid indigestion (or heartburn) at late stage may lead to cancer!!
Heartburn symptoms, heartburn causes,
home remedies, medicine and cures
The gastric fluid contains hydrochloric acid, a powerful acid, to help the body break down food. Our
stomach is naturally protected from this fluid while our esophagus isn't. When the acidic stomach
contents come into contact with the esophagus, the contents can irritate or even injury the skin-like
lining and result in the sensation known as heartburn.
Heartburn is sometimes called acid indigestion. In addition to heartburn, symptoms of acid reflux may
include persistent sore throat, hoarseness, chronic cough, asthma, heart-like chest pain and a feeling
of a lump in the throat. It may also include the sensation of food or liquid coming up into the throat or
mouth (regurgitation), especially when bending over or lying down. These symptoms may be
accompanied by a bitter or acid taste.
Heartburn and reflux are very common, with 10 percent of the population experiencing these symptoms
at least once a week. There are two types of heartburn: Episodic and Frequent heartburn. Episodic
heartburn is a common type of heartburn. These infrequent bouts of heartburn are often predictable
and are usually manageable through lifestyle adjustments. Frequent heartburn is heartburn that
occurs two or more days a week. It is estimated that more than 50 million adult Americans suffer from
Heartburn occurs when the gastric fluid refluxes or flows backward into the esophagus. This generally
occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes or is not functioning properly (i.e.
gastroesophageal reflux; GERD). Lifestyle and dietary factors can contribute to heartburn: frequent
eating before bedtime, large portions and acidic, fatty or spicy foods, drinking too much carbonated or
alcoholic beverages, lying down or bending over especially after meals. Other reasons include
pregnancy, certain medications, being overweight, smoking, hectic lifestyle and wearing restrictive
Acid reflux can sometimes result esophagitis, i.e. an inflammation of the esophagus. In addition, a
narrowing or partial closure (stricture) of the lower esophagus may occur. It may also lead to Barret's
esophagus, a change in the cells of the tissue lining the bottom of the esophagus. This can increase
the chance of developing cancer. It may also cause lung problems when the gastric fluid overflows into
the breathing tubes during the reflux.
Heartburn home remedies
Many heartburn sufferers significantly reduce their burping by avoiding the trigger foods and
behaviors. Here are a few reminders to help you better control burping:
 Try to stay on a regular schedule and eat smaller portions. Avoid eating meals and snacks at least
2-3 hours before lying down.
 Avoid or minimize intake of high-fat foods and foods that are particularly spicy.
 Limit consumption of caffeinated, carbonated and alcoholic beverages.
 Stop or decrease smoking.
 Drink and eat slowly. Chew well.
Heartburn medicine / Heartburn treatment
Avoiding heartburn triggers can help, but if lifestyle adjustments are not enough, the next line of
defense is medications: antacids, H2-blocker.
Antacids neutralize stomach acid and can be taken as needed to relieve most heartburn symptoms
quickly. H2-blockers decrease stomach acid output. They do not work as quickly as antacids but are
far more effective because they prevent acid reflux for many hours at a time.
There are also medication to tighten the esophagus/stomach barrier or improve stomach emptying to
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