Saturday, 25 November 2017

7 Tips to Reduce Belching or Burping

Burping  ​​can be a result of swallowing excessive air or underlying digestive disorders

What causes excessive belching or burping and how can you prevent it? Occasional belching or burping is normal and nothing to worry about. But persistent belching and burping could indicate underlying digestive system disorders.

“In most instances, burping is due to excess air intake. By making simple lifestyle changes, you can help control stomach wind and alleviate the discomfort of belching,” says doctors​​ from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group.

7 tips to prevent excessive belching and burping:
  • Eat and drink slowly to avoid swallowing excess air.
  • Avoid talking when you chew.
  • Avoid sucking on hard candy.Cut down on carbonated drinks and beer. These drinks release carbon dioxide gas which may worsen belching and burping.
  • Don’t use straws. Drink beverages, especially carbonated drinks, directly from a glass.
  • Stop smoking. Inhaling cigarette smoke results in excess swallowed air.
  • If you wear dentures, get them checked to make sure they are well fitting.
  • Manage your stress. Excess tension can cause you to swallow air.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

20 Saddest Words In The English Language

back-to-school
Back To School

goodbye
Goodbye

heartbroken
Heartbroken

if-only
If Only

it-might-have-been
It Might Have Been

lonely
Lonely

love
Love

melancholy
Melancholy

terminal
Terminal

what-party
What party?

bully
Bully

manipulative
Manipulative

screwup
Screwup

weasel
Weasel

backstabber
Backstabber

psycho
Psycho

snake-in-the-grass
Snake in the grass

gossip
Gossip

deceitful
Deceitful

arrogant
Arrogant

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