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What are symptoms of aerophagia?

Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
Gastroenterology
According to the Rome III criteria (diagnostic criteria for all functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders), for a diagnosis of aerophagia (excessive swallowing of air), patients must have experienced both of the following for the past three months, with symptoms starting at least six months before diagnosis:
  • troublesome repetitive belching at least several times a week
  • air swallowing that is objectively observed or measured.

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