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Why do I burp?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Belches can come on unexpectedly. They are typically a signal that you're swallowing too much air too quickly, which can happen when eating too fast, feeling nervous, drinking through a straw, chewing gum, or sucking on a hard candy. Sometimes, though, burps can signal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a malady that releases stomach acid up into the esophagus.

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