Naturopathic Physician Questions Stomach Ache

Excessive burping with stomach pain -- what's the reason?

Throughout the day, I will experience episodes of burping with a burning stomach pain. Sometimes it feels like acid, but sometimes it is more dull. What can I do to fix this?

14 Answers

You can try OTC protonex 30 Minutes before breakfast daily and see how it works
Many possible causes. Some are as simple as indigestion due to the foods you are eating. Can also be lack of stomach acid or possible small intestinal bowel overgrowth. You should work with your doctor to figure out the cause.
Generally, it is caused by eating rapidly, and not chewing the food correctly.
Burping is an indication of air trapped in your diaphragm - a thin muscle tissue that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. So when we burp, you release that gas. The burning sensation may be due to reflux (GERD) which can be resolved with taking antacids like Prilosec, Nexium or Pepcid and Zantac. Avoiding or limiting citrus fruits, alcohol, coffee, soda pops, chocolates, spearmint may also help. If it worsens, discuss with your PCP or see a gastroenterologist.
Excessive burping with stomach pain could be due to gastritis or acid reflux. It also could be due to constipation.

Raman Verma,MD
The answer to this can be multifactorial.

Can be a lack of stomach acid, ironically. It can be that plus an infection, such as h pylori, can be a histamine response as well.

The best way to start is with a digestive enzyme- a gentle middle of the road enzyme called digestzymes by designs for health, comes to mind. If you do not find relief with this- you can take 2 caps of olive leaf extract and then follow with digestzymes (best taken with meals)

Dr. Rahav
I tried to answer your question and would like to get your feedback for possible continuation of our conversation, but I don’t get it, why?
It is called Dyspepsia and mostly treated with Purple pill such as Nexium.
Your symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor. This could be due to a reflux problem where stomach contents are moving back up into the lower esophagus also called GERD. There are natural medicine options to this and similar problems but determining the root problem is important.
Hello, I am sorry to hear about your discomfort.
I would suggest eating less tonifying foods such as meat and dairy because they will make the pain you feel in your stomach worse. Only eat these foods in the morning and never past lunch time.
A piece of fruit will highly reduce burning in the stomach but only temporarily.
A nutritionist would be highly beneficial in your case because you need to figure out how much protein you require and only consume it in the morning. If you eat it late at night it wont get digested quick enough to be properly evacuated from the stomach. If you sleep and food sits in your stomach you will wake up to processing over digested food and that is toxic to your body, especially your stomach.
Hope that helps a little bit and inspires you to see a nutritionist.
Burping could be a sign of hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) or excessive stomach acid or dysfunction of the acid regulation. It could also be related to improper digestion, bacteria in the gut or the foods that you are eating. There is not a simple answer without knowing a lot about your history and your dietary intake. Having chronic burping is a sign of an imbalance in the digestive system which is core to good health and is worth investigating with your doctor.
Stress can affect the action of the vagus nerve and alter it's tone. Try deep breathing exercises and some herbal teas that can settle the stomach. If you would like a consultation, please call 480.361.4005
You may have altered intestinal flora.. having an overgrowth of candida... a good probiotic should help...Dr O'hhira's Probiotics
most people that burp is because they unconsciously swallow air to control reflux and acid. and that air comes back out. try over the counter reflux medicine and if it does not improve within 1-2 weeks go to your doctor