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Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS?

Posted by
bglick on April 12, 2002 at 03:15:31:

I have been trying to solve my belching problem. I belch continuously 24 hrs a day... and a lot! It does not matter whether I eat food or not. I have gone 5 days on water only, belching still continues. I know it has been suggested I am swallowing air, I know for certain this is not the case.

I have spent years trying to figure out the source of this gas. I recently stumbled accross something very interesting that may lead to its source. I take FOS (a sugar specifically designed to feed freindly flora)... I notice after ingesting the FOS, within 30 minutes the sugar gets consumed by the friendly flora and I start flatuating pretty consistently. The timing is perfect and there is never any odor as the gas is pure CO2 as the by-product of friendly bacteria excrement. This proved one thing to me, that gas generated in an area slightly lower than my stomach area will be released in the form of flatulence, but never belching. Which is a good sign that gas freely moves downard from a certain piont, as it should.

Therefore, I am suspecting this gas must be in my stomach, hence the reason I belch continously. I have a new theory of where this gas is coming from, I would appreciate any comments on my theory. My blood must have a systemic yeast and / or bacteria condition, which produces gas 24hrs a day. Since I have always been prone to stomach ulcers, I am wondering if the blood stomach barrier is so weak that the gas in my blood is releasing back in my stomach, hence the continuous belching. This also fits a "reverse" Leaky Gut Syndrome which Dr. Stoll speaks so much about. I have always reacted violently to systemic Candida medications such as Nizoral and Diflucan. I am thinking the yeast is completly out of control in my blood and its gas must release somehwere...so it finds the weakest link that will accept it. The stomach with either LGS or ulcers is an ideal place for it to escape? Thank you in advance...



Re: Belching

Posted by Carol B. on April 13, 2002 at 00:05:23:

In Reply to: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? posted by bglick on April 12, 2002 at 03:15:31:

I think that belching and heartburn are symptoms of gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach.
Are you on any medications that may be irritating your stomach? Have you been checked for the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers?



Re: Belching

Posted by
bglick on April 13, 2002 at 02:38:07:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by Carol B. on April 13, 2002 at 00:05:23:

Carol, I am not on any medications. I was checked for the bacteria that causes ulcers, negative. How does inflamation of the stomach cause continuous gas? I do not appear to have gastritis or heartburn, just belching 24/7. I have to wake up every hour, sit up and belch... even when I only drink water for several days in a row! It's not from food...



Re: Belching

Posted by Carol B. on April 13, 2002 at 03:03:23:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by bglick on April 13, 2002 at 02:38:07:

Hmm, I don't know. Maybe Dr. Stoll will have a suggestion for you.

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Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 13, 2002 at 08:41:35:

In Reply to: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? posted by bglick on April 12, 2002 at 03:15:31:

Hi, bglick.

You would not believe how many patients I have seen with this exact complaint and every one of them was aerophagic. When the anxiety and habit that causes this was resolved their belching mysteriously (to them) disappeared--even though every one of them were sure that they were not air swallowing, in the beginning.

Once you understand the functional anatomy of the intestinal tract, you will understand that gas, formed beyond the pyloris, cannot make it's way back to be belched. All that gas is passed on to be flatus. However gas that is in the stomach CAN pass on through to be flatus.

Nearly all the gas, formed beyond the pyloric valve, is caused by fermentation of undigested stuff (LGS and perhaps C-RS).

You have heard of killing someone by injecting a gas bubble into their veins??? Well, any undisolved gas in the blood would act the same.

LGS, sufficient to allow air to pass would also cause terminal peritonitis.

The stomach acidity is sufficient to prevent any fermentation in the stomach. Of course, if you are achlorhydric, anything is possible. You could rule that out with a Heidelberg Test (Swallow a radio transmitter in a capsule.)

Since it is impossible to resolve aerophagia so long as the patient does not believe he is swallowing the air, there is an xray procedure that will prove it. It was that test that finally proved this to the entire medical profession about 50 years ago.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by
bglick on April 13, 2002 at 19:51:08:

In Reply to: Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 13, 2002 at 08:41:35:

Dr. Stoll, thank you for the response. Short of an Xray, is there any other ways I can find out if I am swallowing air? Througout the day, I barely even swallow, and if I was swallowing small amounts of air each time, it still would not equal the massive amount of air I am belching. But I am open minded, I have been fooled before and you obviously have seen this in many patients.



Re: Belching

Posted by Davetx on April 13, 2002 at 23:08:58:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by bglick on April 13, 2002 at 02:38:07:

bglick, When you are belching even when drinking only water, that is a definite sign of low stomach acid, which can be brought on by several things. Try some hcl and see if that helps then look into digestive problems and colon problems. Good luck



Re: Belching

Posted by
bglick on April 14, 2002 at 02:49:16:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by Davetx on April 13, 2002 at 23:08:58:

Davetx.... you read my mind! I just started taking HCL tablets today, after reading Dr. Stolls comments, I too felt something was living in my stomach producing this much gas.

I have abused antacids for years, and therefore think low acid levels in the stomach can be leading to the constant belching and possible candida overgrowth also, as yeast prefers alkaline enviroments... i will report back in a few days. Thanks for the input... Bill



Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 14, 2002 at 08:42:55:

In Reply to: Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.) posted by bglick on April 13, 2002 at 19:51:08:

Thanks, bglick.

Not that I know of and it takes a special kind of fluoroscopic xray with higher than usual xray exposure.

Most physicians would just try to convince you without the procedure--I would be one of them.

We ALL make an average of a quart and a half of mucus production in our respiratory tracts every 24 hours and ALL of that has to be swallowed. Your comment tells me that the first thing you will have to do to convince yourself is to become aware of how often you actually DO swallow. If you are already convinced it is better to not be aware.

NOW, all of us obviously DO swallow so why do we not all have this problem? It is because of HOW we swallow. Once you are convinced what is going on you will need instruction by a therapist as to what you are doing wrong and you will need to train yourself how to do it like the rest of us.

Now, about the flatus.........

Wamaste`

Walt



Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by
bglick on April 14, 2002 at 15:48:53:

In Reply to: Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 14, 2002 at 08:42:55:

Dr. Stoll, what type of therapist would teach me how to swallow? I never had this problems for 40 years, does it just develop, or could it be the result of a large recent weight gain?



Re: Belching

Posted by Davetx on April 14, 2002 at 22:17:01:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by bglick on April 14, 2002 at 02:49:16:

bglick, I think you will find that the acid is going to give you relief, but candida and lgs probably is the problem. When you get the stress and lgs fixed along with in my case candida, the stomach acid will return to normal. It took me one year to fully recover. In my case I knew when I was getting things under control when taking the acid started making my stomach get hot.Hope the best for you.



Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 15, 2002 at 08:40:32:

In Reply to: Re: Belching 24/7. Is gas coming from blood to stomach through LGS? (Archive in C-RS.) posted by bglick on April 14, 2002 at 15:48:53:

Hi, bglick.

What is the reason for the "large, recent weight gain"? Perhaps THOSE reasons are related.

Any expert in functional anatomy should be able to help you with this.

Walt

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Re: Belching

Posted by
bglick on April 15, 2002 at 15:18:36:

In Reply to: Re: Belching posted by Davetx on April 14, 2002 at 22:17:01:

Dave, this is happening to me, the acid is making things worse, so I may discontinue this. I don't feel lack of acid was my problem? I will go back to bismuth which was doing an excellent job killing something!

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