u have a potential serious problem with no burping.
this may help u, and doesn't cost a dime: stand up, shoes on, and rock back and forth on your feet, making a thump on your heel strike against the floor.
this was demonstrated to me at a natural wellness seminar which was suggested for hiatal hernia problems/esophagus problems.
the rocking and thumping motions encourage the stomach to pass gas or small bubbles upwards and onwards. Even small burps will be beneficial to you.
i encourage you, please. it may look funny but this worked for me, and still does.
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Yes, the two could be related and you probably have gastric or duodenal ulcer. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried. Many a times a persisting H pylori infection can be the cause behind acidity not responding to treatment.
Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
If these tips do not help, then liver function test, pancreatic enzymes, and HIDA scan for gall bladder should be done. Food intolerance and inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, celiac etc should be considered.
You should consult a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this if these tips reduce your symptoms. You may need upper GI endoscopy for confirmation and to know the degree of damage. Take care!