ok so this is a gross question
i have never been able to voluntarily burp and i very rarely do on accident (and it is always tiny). after i eat or drink, i usually have to gag myself a while later to let gas escape from my stomach. i am always careful not to swallow air, but i almost always have gas bloating. if i don't gag myself, i will have croaking/gurgling of air coming up my esophagus for hours.
anyone else experience this or know what's going on? this annoying body quirk has happened for years but gets worse when i am anxious and hasn't changed since going Paleo/low carb/no sugar. i have recently begun supplementing with HCL.
If you eat cooked veg, this is a likely outcome. It took me a long time to discover that all veg or fruit which, when cooked, have a sweet taste, cause me to bloat gassily. When I dropped them from my diet altogether for a while, then slowly reintroduced as raw only, guess what? No reaction at all. These are called FODMAPS and include, among many others: apples (in pies etc), carrot, corn, onion, yam, and more. I'd suggest you stop all cooked veg for a while and let your system relax and recuperate, then start having a tiny bit of only one cooked veg at a time with your meal [this means no grains either]. You will very quickly see what causes the reaction. I wd also have loads of trouble with cooked cabbage. Now I finely chop it, salt it a little and wait til the excess liquid seeps out, then just eat it raw with olive oil and chopped cilantro and ground pepper, or perhaps some other raw salad veg mixed together with it. Guess what? NO reactions at all. But if I take just 2 teaspoons of any of a long list of FODMAP foods I discovered bother me, boom, all the phenomena return. On this site is a great set of lists that you can copypaste, and then make notes for yourself on how you react. No gas, no burps - gone forever just by watching what you eat. It's the result of sugars accruing in the system that can't be handled by the body. http://www.cassandraforsythe.com/blog/Complete+FODMAP+List+For+a+Happy+Gut/
Try things that have peppermint oil in them. Peppermint oil causes the smooth muscles of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract to relax allowing the trapped gas to escape. Peppermint oil is not recommended for people with acid reflux for the same reason. Here are a few articles on the effects of peppermint oil on smooth muscles:
Hope this helps!
Two words, "gas ex".Extra strength gas ex. Seriously, your bloating can get so bad your stomach and back both will hurt and you may be on your knees in agony with sweat rolling from your forehead, moaning in pain.I have had to take as many as six but generally relief comes within 30 minutes.You may even start to belch but it will pop those bubbles in your belly!
I have this issue too, but I always thought it was because I was bulimic in my 20s and possibly damaged the valve between my esophagus and stomach. I could be wrong, but yes it's definitely gotten worse as I've aged.
My main "treatment" is to avoid getting gas in my stomach in the first place. While intestinal gas is in part a byproduct of the bacterial process on your food, stomach gas is essentially all swallowed air. Here are ways that we swallow air (and you may know these already):
In terms of getting a good burp out, some things I've found that help: - I've read that chocolate relaxes the esophageal valve which makes it easier to burp. I do find I burp after some chocolate. I'm told apple peel has the same effect (the pectin, I think). - sip some warm water - warm water with baking soda in it - walk around - rub your own back and stomach
I would love to hear others' burp tips because a stuck burp is just beyond uncomfortable.
I'm using betaine too and it helps.
Another remedy I use is to drink a cup of hot water with fresh ginger soon after each meal. After that, the natural burping starts.
To prepare the drink, use hot water, add some grated fresh ginger (1-2 teaspoons), cover the cup with a cloth for 3-5 minutes (no more than that otherwise it gets difficult to drink). Remove the ginger and drink it hot.
It helps digesting and so the burping.. It doesn't make miracles but definitely helps. The rest is up to the diet..
I too physically can't burp! The only way I can burp ever is to gag as if I'm about to be sick. Not very pleasant as I'm a lady! I have found that nothing works to make me burp. All the remedies you've mentioned just make me more bloated and have a huuuuge gagburp instead. I hope you find a solution. I'm 24 and currently pregnant, it makes heartburn a killer! :)
In the past two years I've had quite a few stomach and esophagus problems which seem to have caused very similar symptoms of air trapped in my stomach. I get the sensations of it feeling, full, bloating, pushing up into my throat and making me feel generally sick and kind of anxious. First off thanks everyone for this post and comments I will be trying the recommendations. Now here is the benefit of my experience - my small contribution:
I have taught myself to burp on demand so I can get some of the stomach air out and releave the bloating. I do this by gently tensing/squeezing my stomach muscles (just below the stomach) in a downward way. For some reason this sometimes gets the air out. It's tricky to explain how to do the downward thing but if you basically thing "down" it should happen. This doesn't always work if the air is really stuck but does sometimes help and may be good to use in combination with the other tips.
I hope that helps! Dave
Hi, Stomach problem starts with undigested food, some waste material can stick to the wall of intestine and difficult to thrown out. From then the stomach problem start like bloating, gassy feeling, chronic pin etc. One good way to cure from such problem is drink plenty of water and eat more fiber fruits which soften the stool.