Heartburn and burping usually come together. When this happens it is usually a sign of acid reflux disease. Thankfully there are things you can do to treat heartburn and the burping that comes with it, either naturally or with prescription drugs. Natural ways are the best, but if you have acid reflux disease, then you will need to see a doctor for treatment because the acid that comes up when burping can erode your oesophagus.
There are many causes of heartburn. These causes include caffeine, chocolate, fried and high fat foods, tomatoes, alcohol, tobacco, large meals, juices with citric acid, eating two hours before bedtime and tight fitting clothing. The causes of burping include swallowing too much air, high carbonated foods, milk and milk products if you are lactose intolerant, and nervousness.
The most common symptom of heartburn is tightness and burning in the chest. The most common symptom of burping is a feeling of needing to expel air through the mouth.
If the heartburn and burping get worse, it may be due to acid reflux disease. The best treatment for acid reflux disease is a prescription from your doctor. Prescriptions for acid reflux disease include Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. Treating heartburn or acid reflux disease will usually treat excessive burping since burping comes with heartburn or acid reflux disease.
Home remedies for heartburn and burping include baking soda, apple cider vinegar, almonds, apples, mustard, coconut oil, celery, ginger, honey, aloe vera oil, low carbohydrate diet, and milk if you are not lactose intolerant. These home remedies have been tried by people who have heartburn and excessive burping and they have worked for most. If you try any of these home remedies and they do not help, you will need to see your doctor about prescription treatments.
Regular heartburn causes little discomfort. However, acid reflux disease or severe heartburn can cause erosion of the oesophagus, nausea and vomiting. Burping can cause embarrassment if it is excessive, has a strong odour, and if you burp or belch a lot in public.