Burping: Belching 101

When you eat, food enters the mouth, is swallowed, then
travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. Upon arrival, the digestive
system uses bacteria, acid, enzymes, and chemicals to help pull nutrients from
food to be used for energy. Sometimes as you swallow, you might take in
additional air. This can also happen when you have drinks with bubbles such as
soda. This air is like a gas in the body and comes back out of the body through
the esophagus and then…. BURP. The burp only occurs if the air or gas traveled
all the way down the esophagus. Most times it doesn’t make it …read more

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