Belching: Getting rid of excess air It’s a normal reflex caused by swallowing air. You may swallow excess air if you eat or drink too fast, talk while you eat, chew gum or suck on hard candies, drink carbonated beverages, or smoke. Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can have the same effect.Click to see full answer. Simply so, what is constant burping a sign of? Frequent burping Burping — a releasing of swallowed air from the stomach through the mouth — really needs no explanation. But excessive belching could be a sign of acid reflux or stomach ulcers, Raj said. It’s important to know because chronic acid exposure in your esophagus can cause pre-cancerous changes.Beside above, is burping a lot a sign of cancer? Belching has a number of causative factors and may be related to habit or to an irritant of the gastrointestinal tract that causes air to move upwards to the mouth, most commonly after eating. However, belching itself has not been clearly associated with a risk of developing esophageal cancer. Simply so, is it normal to wake up burping? Burping as many as four times after a meal is normal. But some illnesses can make you burp a lot more than that: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sometimes called acid reflux, happens when acid in your stomach flows back into your esophagus and causes heartburn.Can burping be a sign of something serious?Burping (belching) is as common and natural a bodily function as passing gas (farting). Excessive burping can sometimes be accompanied by discomfort or bloating. Although these symptoms can interfere somewhat with certain daily activities, they typically don’t indicate a serious underlying condition.