Everybody burps. The average person passes gas 14 to 23 times a day. But if you find yourself burp excessively, it could be a sign of something much more severe about your health. Read on and find out what is making you burp now.
Things excessive burps can tell you about your health
Burping is one of the fastest ways to relieve bloating or help ease an upset stomach. Burping after a meal is normal and healthy. But if it happens often, it could be a sign something more serious is going on about your health. Some illnesses can make you burp a lot:
- Digestive diseases
- Acid reflux
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
If you’re concerned about how much you burp, you should see a doctor.
How to stop or reduce burping
If no medical issue is causing you to burp, you might try some of these suggestions to keep burping from happening.
- Eat and drink more slowly – less likely to swallow air
- Stay away from foods that give you gas
Do some light exercise after eating, like going for a walk or easy bike ride
Foods that make you burp
If you’re experiencing a lot of gas and bloating, the best way to reduce gassiness is to avoid foods that cause problems. Be sure you watch what you eat and stay away from gassy foods. Some common examples of foods associated with gas include:
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Carbonated drinks
- Chewing gum
- High-acid foods, such as tomatoes, and citrus fruits