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Question: burping/belching


 susieQ1 - Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:07 pm

64 YO female on no meds. What could cause excessive burping? I have had only liquids 2/da & still burping. Sometimes just the smell of food will start it.

Also, how many times an hour would be considered normal? I assume it is normal to burp occ. Thanks.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:30 pm

User avatar Hi SusieQ1,

You may actually have silent reflux. Sometimes acid reflux presents only as increased belching. You may want to try taking an antacid to see if this helps (such as famotidine or ranitidine (pepcid and zantac, respectively)).

If this helps but doesn't relieve the issue you can talk with your doctor about a stronger prescription medicine.

Best wishes.

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