Treatment for Excessive Belching

By Eric Smith

Belching is a release of gas through the mouth and is caused by excessive intestinal gas. Belching can be reduced by treating or preventing gas buildup. Several treatments are available over the counter to prevent or reduce gas.

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Belching is a release of gas through the mouth and is caused by excessive intestinal gas. Belching can be reduced by treating or preventing gas buildup. Several treatments are available over the counter to prevent or reduce gas.

Beano

According to the Mayo Clinic, Beano is an over-the-counter product that can be used to prevent gas by adding it to beans or vegetables before eating these foods.

Lactase Supplements

People who are lactose intolerant may take over-the-counter lactase supplements such as Lactaid or Dairy Ease with foods that contain lactose. Lactase is a digestive enzyme that the body uses to digest lactose.

Simethicone

Simethicone is an over-the-counter product that breaks up bubbles in stomach gas and helps prevent belching.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal tablets are available in natural food stores and may help reduce gas and belching when taken before or after a mea.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea contains menthol and may have an antispasmodic effect on the muscles of the digestive tract that reduces gas, gas pain and belching.

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About the Author

Eric Smith has been a freelance writer since 2007 and has published articles on various websites. Smith specializes in a wide variety of topics, particularly health, travel and business. He has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Oakland University.

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