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Nasty Burps

What causes nasty burps? I usually get them when I am nervous or I ate to much the night before. I am tortured when I get them and I either vomit or just go away. I learned that if you sleep through them you will usually get over them but if you just convince yourself that you will vomit or force your self to vomit then you will be tortured. But how do I get rid of them in the first place? Any suggestions?


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I have the same exact problem. I have nodiced that i get these nasty burps when i eat too much the night before and do not get enough sleep. Everytime i get this it just wrecks my day, and i want to find out how i can stop this!
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http://www.healthhype.com/sulphur-or-rotten-eggs-burps-belching-foul-smelling-gas.html

What Are Sulfur Burps?The smell of sulfur (sulphur) or rotten egg burps comes from hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gas originating from sulfur-containing proteins in certain foods (see below) after they are broken down in the stomach or small intestine by sulfur-reducing microbes.  These microbes may be normal intestinal bacteria or pathogenic bacteria.




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www.*************.comSulfur Containing FoodsRemoving sulfur containing foods from the diet may reduce the smell of sulfur burps:

•Sulfur containing food preservatives, like guacamola, often used on dried fruits, salads in hotels, meat in fast-food restaurants or in pre-prepared canned foods
•Poultry
•Red meats
•Eggs
•Dairy products, especially milk
•Vegetables: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, mustard, onions, pack choi, parsley, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watercress, yams
•Legumes: beans, peas, lentils, soy, carob, jicama, alfalfa
•Fruits: avocado, bananas, watermelon
•Grains, nuts and seeds: corn, sunflower seeds, oats, cashews, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, coconut.
•Tea and coffee
•Whey proteins
•Amino acids: cysteine, methionine
•Vitamins B1 (thiamine) and H (biotin)
•Certain medicines may contain sulfur (also check labels for amino acids cysteine or methionine that contain sulfur).
Sulfur Reducing MicrobesExamples of sulfur reducing bacteria and some other microbes that can use sulfur compounds from the food and yield hydrogen sulfide as an end product:

•Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium causing chronic gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, upper abdominal bloating, heartburn and burping. H. pylori is diagnosed by urea breath test; treatment is by antibiotics.
•Giardia lamblia, a one-cell parasite, usually contracted by food or water poisoning, causing diarrhea, bloating, foul smelling burps or farts. For diagnosis and treatment read about human intestinal parasites.
•Intestinal bacteria that are part of normal intestinal flora but can cause bloating, burping, flatulence or diarrhea when they overgrow; condition is called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) . SIBO may be also  present in lactose intolerance or fructose malabsorption. In certain diseases like celiac disease or Crohn’s disease, foods may not be digested completely and can be therefore broken down by sulfur reducing bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide.
How To Get Rid Of Sulfur Burps?1.Remove as much as possible sulfur containing foods from your diet. This may reduce sulfur smell of burps and gas in a day or two. After that, you will still need to find the cause of belching or gas themselves.
2.If you suspect you might have celiac disease, besides the low-sulfur diet, try a gluten-free diet (no wheat, barley and rye). If your symptoms disappear or lessen considerably within a week or two, this speaks for celiac disease.
3.If you have history of peptic ulcer, stomach burning, gastric reflux and heartburn, visit a gastroenterologist and ask for a breath test for Helycobacter pylori. This bacterium is a common cause of sulfur burps. Treatment is with 7 or 10 day course of antibiotics.
4.If you are bloated and have excessive foul smelling gas or loose stools with mucus, ask your doctor for a stool test for ova and parasites (O&P) since you may have infection with a parasite giardia. Treatment is with anti-parasitic drugs.
5.If you suspect Crohn’s disease - symptoms include low grade temperature, nausea, fatigue, blood in the stool, diarrhea, bloating - visit gastroenterologist and ask for appropriate tests that may include colonoscopy.
6.If all above tests are negative, ask for breath test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) .
7.Gastric emptying test may reveal slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis).
8.Some people with gallstones reported that sulfur burps disappeared after gallbladder removal. Diagnosis of gallstones is with abdominal ultrasound or other gallbladder tests.
ADDITIONAL NOTES:

•To get rid of sulfur burps, sometimes you only need to remove some particular food(s) rich in sulfur, for example, Pina Colada, containing coconut cream.  
•If you have sulfur burps but NOT sulfur gas (flatulence) the cause is probably in your stomach (H. pylori infection, gastroparesis). If you suffer from both sulfur burps and gas or only sulfur gas you may have small intestinal or gallbladder disorder.
•Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), a popular antidiarrheal drug, binds hydrogen sulfide and removes it from the gastrointestinal tract thus reducing sulfur burps and gas. Pepto Bismol should NOT be used in children, and no longer then 2-3 weeks in adults. Pepto Bismol usually colors your tongue and stool black.
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•Abdominal Bloating and Gas
References:

1.Sulfur containing foods  (canarys-eye-view.org)
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These sulpher burps are a result of taking acid blockers like Tagamet , Pepsid, etc. Since they block the production of stomach acid, the food does not get broken down and digested properly.  Also the stomach acid kills the bacteria in the food. Now the food rots in your stomach causing burps and then it goes through your intestimes not digested or with bacteria therefore causing the vomiting and diarrhea. Just go back to taking a couple of Tums now and then when the acid is too much.
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I have a lot of these eggy burps, which believe it or not can stink up an entire room.  My sister comes in and sprays air freshener everywhere. It makes me feel very sick!!  I take lansoprazole, would this have the same effect? I take 15mg a day and have for a very long time.  Should I stop taking and just take when get heartburn?
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I have a lot of these eggy burps, which believe it or not can stink up an entire room.  My sister comes in and sprays air freshener everywhere. It makes me feel very sick!!  I take lansoprazole, would this have the same effect? I take 15mg a day and have for a very long time.  Should I stop taking and just take when get heartburn?
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Hello Brian,
I recommend you find the nearest whole foods or health food store in your area and buy some Digestive Enzymes. They are life changing and all natural help break down your food and have help facilitate nutrient absorption. They do not cause any side effects if anything help alleviate the symptoms.
Also a pro biotic will help all around. Pro Biotic is a good Bacteria I know sounds yucky for some people but part of indigestion is related to not eliminating the waste in your body properly or better yet your colon not having healthy level of Flora and this affects evereything  in your body . if you stick to taking these two items for at least two weeks you will notice a unbelievable difference . Some people within a week already feel it drastically .
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