Belching and having problems with gas in your stomach can make you feel uncomfortable in social settings such as in the workplace, on public transport, or at the gym.
Problems with belching a lot or being bloated can be symptomatic of a number of issues. For example, a food allergy (lactose or celiac), poor digestion or perhaps repeated swallowing due to a hiatus hernia.
If you belch a lot, it may be a symptom of hiatus hernia, a weakened diaphragm. A weakened diaphragm means that the musculature involved in swallowing does not work optimally, which means that you need to swallow several times for the food to move down into the stomach. When you swallow repeatedly, more air enters your stomach, making you belch, feel gassy and pass more wind.
If you have a hiatus hernia, it is also common to be bothered by frothy saliva and tough mucus that is difficult to swallow and sometimes coughed up. Because mucus is difficult to swallow, you swallow repeatedly and this also leads to more air and gas in the stomach.
A common treatment for anyone suffering from belching or gas due to a hiatus hernia can be lifestyle changes. For example, you may be advised not to lie down for a few hours after you have eaten, always go to bed on an empty stomach and eat smaller meals. The usual advice is also to avoid coffee, citrus fruits and spicy foods.
A long-term solution that can treat the discomfort of a hiatus hernia is the throat trainer IQoro. With 90 seconds of training a day, you can treat the possible cause of your discomfort without side effects.
IQoro is a neuromuscular training device. It allows you to strengthen the muscles that you can’t usually train - at least not by consciously controlling these muscles. The instructions to activate these ‘involuntary’ muscles come only from autonomic brain signals. That’s what IQoro stimulates.
All it takes is 90 seconds exercise per day. IQoro uses the body’s natural nerve pathways to activate the muscles from the face, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus and down to the diaphragm where your hernia is situated.
Your injured muscle in the diaphragm is strengthened, and gradually your symptoms will disappear as you address their cause. Some maintenance training will be required after your symptoms have gone to keep your original symptoms at bay.
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IQoro naturally strengthens the musculature from the face, oral cavity, upper airways, esophagus down to the diaphragm and stomach without any side-effects.
Malin’s swallowing difficulties became a torment
Malin Wallin, a 25 year old has always been slim but has never had a problem with eating. Until her last year in high school that is, when - without any warning - she began to be affected by a persistent feeling of having a lump in the throat and trouble with swallowing. It would take several years before she would be helped by a new treatment method in the form of a neuromuscular exercise device and regime from IQoro.
It is a very modest young lady that turns up to the interview to tell us about her tough years with swallowing difficulties, difficulties that of course have caused anxiety, worry and social isolation at many shared mealtimes.
- For many years it has been a torment to eat in the company of others. I carried with me a constant fear of having something stick in my throat, and I avoided mealtimes with colleagues or friends, says Malin, who now works as a childcarer...
Niklas’ feelings of constant queasiness are gone
Niklas had dieted with the LCHF method and lost weight, but he was afflicted by a reflux problem (LPR) when he went back to an ordinary diet.
Food leaked up from his stomach at night giving a feeling of queasiness and an irritating, persistent, dry cough. After he had researched the problem, Nicholas concluded that he was suffering from dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties.
– It was always gurgly in my throat and the swallowing difficulties came more intense, says Nicolas.
In the end, he sought professional help and underwent a gastroscopy, but nothing abnormal was to be seen.
– It was frustrating! Sometimes I couldn’t even sleep at night because it felt as though the remains of my food were still in my esophagus, and were leaking up into my throat.
Reviewed: Mary Hägg, PhD, Post. Doc. at Uppsala University, dentist, specialised in orofacial medicine, head of the Speech & Swallowing Center, ENT, and other operations at Hudiksvall Hospital, Gävleborg region, October 2018.