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Mystery illness causes man to burp constantly

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A former cabbie from Birmingham has revealed his frustration after he developed a mystery condition that has caused him to burp constantly for the past eight months.

Dad-of-two Michael O'Reilly says that his illness started suddenly after a cup of tea last June, and has continued ever since.

The doctors have yet to certainly diagnose what is going on, leaving the 61-year-old stuck with his bizarre affliction.

He went to the doctors after he started burping uncontrollably every seven minutes, and they've only become louder and more violent ever since.

Sometimes it's just the one - and usually after he has consumed fluids - but on other occasions the belching is more sustained, and has made his life a 'nightmare'.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/weird-man-suffering-with-mystery-illness-that-causes-him-to-burp-constantly-20210214

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Ell

What kind of gas does he burp up? Hydrogen gas?

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rashore
5 minutes ago, Ell said:

What kind of gas does he burp up? Hydrogen gas?

Seems most likely to be air according to the article. Doctors aren't sure yet. 

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Jon the frog

Maybe aerophagia ?

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Ell
4 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Maybe aerophagia ?

Excellent suggestion.

If it is ordinary air, then his lower esophagal sphincter must be damaged.

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pallidin

Well, I'm no doctor, but I've had similar events when over-consuming beverages of any type consisting of carbonation.

Presuming this is NOT this case, there must be something else wrong.

Hospital stay, no food (just water) at all for 3 days. If it continues to happen it is a parasitic gut infection of some type treatable through medication.

Again, just an opinion.

 

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Timothy
8 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Maybe aerophagia ?

Oooh lol. I can do that but never knew it had a name.

Thanks friend!

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Still Waters
20 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Maybe aerophagia ?

That's been covered in the article.

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The best guess so far is that he's suffering from aerophagia, which is an excessive intake of air that goes to the stomach.

Michael added: "I think it could be that but so far the doctors have been unable to help.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/weird-man-suffering-with-mystery-illness-that-causes-him-to-burp-constantly-20210214

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alansmithdc

As a Chiropractor, adjusting C-4 area can relieve hiccups.  I am thinking if vertebral segments associated with digestion, it would not hurt to have those segments evaluated and adjusted.

"Look to the Spine for the cause of all disease"

Hippocrates, Father of Modern Medicine

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