Digestion Problems – Part Two


Belching is the process of releasing gas from the digeative tract through the mouth. It is involuntary expulsion of gas with a typical sound and odor. It is normal to belch after intake of carbonated beverages and drink or ear very fast. If it is more often then that can be a symptom of underlying gastrointestinal problem. It can be a symptom for gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, gastroparesis, and peptic ulcer.


Bloating occurs when the gas formed in the intestines is not escaped by flatulence or belching. In this condition there is general swelling in abdomen as the gas increases the diameter of the abdominal area. As a result the person feels a full and tight abdomen that may cause abdominal pain. There is sustained discomfort and passing the gas out may give relief for some time.


Heartburn is nothing concerned to heart. It is the symptom of acid reflux disorder and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The mechanism of heartburn is that the acid from stomach get regurgitated and agitates the linings of esophagus. Esophagus being near to the heart it has burning sensation in the chest region. Burning of throat, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, chronic cough are other symptoms associated with heartburn. It should be immediately dealt as delay can lead to further complications in the esophagus.

Abdominal Pain:

Abdominal pain is a common problem which can be due to several reasons. Any inflammation in the abdominal organs can cause abdominal pain. Abdomen is defined as the area bounded by the diaphragm in the above and pelvic bone below.

Abdominal pain can be symptom for the inflammatory disorders such as appendicitis, gastroenteritis, esophagitis, colitis, gastritis etc. Severe constipation, tumors, hemorrhoids, hernia are some more causes of abdominal pain. Abdominal pain should be diagnosed and should be treated in time to avoid further complications.

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