Belching could be a sign of a deadly disease – 'it's hard to detect'

Belching could be a sign of a fatal disease - "it's hard to detect"

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Burping is a natural bodily function often caused by swallowing too much air or drinking carbonated drinks.

Although this may be considered rude on certain social networks, in general it is not a cause for concern. However, burping “too much” may signal something more sinister.

Excessive belching may be a sign of stomach cancer.

“Stomach cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the stomach grow and divide in an uncontrolled manner. The disease can begin in any part of the stomach, although in most cases it begins in the inner lining of the organ,” – says oncologist Andrey Vorobyov specially for MedicForum.
Depending on the location of the cancer, symptoms usually affect nutrition and digestion. It can also cause stomach upset, leading to more frequent belching.

There are many possible symptoms of stomach cancer, but they can be difficult to detect.

“They can affect your digestion, such as causing stomach symptoms such as excessive belching.”
Indigestion is also called indigestion by your oncologist. stomach, “which does not go away,” and belching are signs of stomach cancer.

“You may experience indigestion when acid from the stomach returns (reflux) into the esophagus (esophagus),” Vorobiev explains. “Or you may get it if you have irritation in your stomach.”
Symptoms of indigestion include:

  • A feeling of fullness in the stomach area< /li>
  • Tenderness or pain in the stomach area
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest or abdomen
  • A burning sensation in the chest (heartburn) after eating.
The doctor adds:

“Remember, stomach upset is common and is not usually caused by cancer. Indigestion and heartburn can be very painful, even if everything is fine.”
Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist. Also talk to your doctor if something you take for an upset stomach stops working.

Other signs of stomach cancer include:

  • Heartburn or acid reflux
  • Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Soreness
  • Feeling full very quickly when eating
  • Wasting loss of appetite or weight loss without trying
  • Lump in the upper abdomen
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Feeling tired or lacking energy.

Vorobiev recommends seeing a general practitioner if you have:

  • Trouble with swallowing
  • Lump or lump in the abdomen
  • Losing a noticeable amount of weight
  • Other symptoms of stomach cancer that are getting worse or worse does not improve after three weeks
  • A condition that causes digestive symptoms that do not improve after three weeks of using conventional treatments.

However, if vomiting continues for more than two days, you should urgently consult a doctor.

Earlier, MedicForum wrote about the problems of malnutrition in old age.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.