Belching/Heart Issues

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dmarie725
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   Posted 11/19/2013 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Please forgive me for what sounds like a very stupid question. I'm a 31 year old female and have been having increased frequent belching the last couple months for no apparent reason (other than my GI telling me anxiety and stress because I've had normal results on GI tests). I read something somewhere that mentioned how belching could be tied to heart issues. Has anybody heard of anything like this, or is this way off? Any info would be great.

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   Posted 11/20/2013 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
dmarie,
 
Scientists have discovered what may be an important new risk factor for heart disease. And here's the surprising twist: The troublesome substance seems to be a waste product left behind by bacteria in our guts as they help us digest lecithin — a substance plentiful in red meat, eggs, liver and certain other foods.
 
Here is a link to the article and please advocate for yourself by mentioning this study that was in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
 
Be well,
Kitt
 
 
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   Posted 11/21/2013 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Belching comes from gas formed by stomach bacteria (H. pylori) or upper intestinal bacteria (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) or parasites, for example. Belching does not come from anxiety itself, except if you swallow a lot of air during eating or hyperventilation.

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   Posted 11/22/2013 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you moder for your input.

One of the more unusual and less worrisome symptoms of anxiety is excessive belching. Belching can be caused by a variety of gastrointestinal issues, but anxiety is also one of the more forgotten causes.

Although hyperventilation is one of the main causes of belching during anxiety, it's not the only one. Other issues may be caused by issues related to anxiety. For example, anxiety can throw off the efficacy of your gastrointestinal system, because of the severe stress that it puts on your stomach. If food isn't being digested properly, it may lead to a considerable amount of gas.

It's also not uncommon for belching to be an unusual stress relief tool, almost like a tic. Often this occurs in those with hyperventilation as well, but some people create this need to let out small burps as a way of coping with their stress.

I hope this info helps you in some small way.

Kindly,

Kitt


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