My problem is that i suffer from chronic belching, Wether my stomach is empty,after drinking a cup of water or after eating.I don't have any bloating or pain ,it's just that i was diagnosed with cytomegalovirus and Epstein bar virus about a month and a half ago,by then my liver functions were high but it went back to normal 2 weeks ago .I was really worried before repeating the tests ,and my doctor told me that the belching is a Psychological issue but i don't believe it ,as i don't think about it ,it's just that it's too much that it turns my attention to it.
please help me as i don't know what to do
Belching, also known as burping , is the act of expelling gas from the stomach out through the mouth. âThe usual cause of belching is a distended stomach caused by swallowed air. The distention results in âabdominal discomfort, and the belching expels the air and relieves the discomfort. â
In your case, since your symptoms have persisted for a long time, and are continuous, then the cause âcan be enlargement of abdominal organs like liver, collection of peritoneal fluid or obesity. In case you do ingest âlot of milk or dairy products (lactose) then malabsorption syndromes can be the cause. â
You may consult with a gastroenterologist who can examine you and if needed order a few tests like âAbdominal X ray, Gastric emptying studies, or imaging like Ultrasound or a CT scan to rule out possible âcauses. â
Proper treatment will include specific treatment of the underlying condition, proper dietary habits and âavoiding foods that produce excess gas, supplementation of digestive enzymes, medications to âpromote intestinal motility (erythromycin or metoclopramide) and probiotic supplements. â
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