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Burping is a natural and normal bodily function. However, if the frequency becomes excessive, it can cause embarrassment and interfere with daily life. Excessive burping is not usually a sign of any serious underlying health condition, and often, simple lifestyle adjustments can fix the issue. However, if burping too much is repeatedly interfering with a person's day-to-day life or if pain or other symptoms accompany the expulsions, this may indicate an underlying illness requiring treatment.

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1. Why Do We Burp?

After we swallow food, acid in the stomach, bacteria, and digestive enzymes help break it down so the body can extract energy and nutrients. Gas is a by-product of this process. Swallowing air when eating or drinking often causes a build-up of air in the esophagus. It may even reach the stomach, causing distension. Burping is the body's way of releasing this excess air.

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