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Belching means expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It occurs due to stomach distension as the result of too much swallowed air. Belching tries to reduce the abdominal pressure by releasing air.

Eating or drinking too quickly, drinking carbonated drinks, talking and eating at the same time, smoking or even anxiety result in swallowing more air swelling more normal.

An irregular heartbeat is the result of electrical impulses that don't coordinate very well, causing your heart to lose its normal rhythm. This can make your heart beat to slowly, to fast or irregularly.

While belching doesn't cause health problems more serious than abdominal discomfort, an irregular heartbeat can have serious consequences. You should consult a health specialist as soon as you have any of the symptoms.

Health conditions related to belching combined with an irregular heartbeat include:

PVC (premature ventricular contractions) - Your heart beats earlier than it should. The earlier heartbeat is followed by a pause and then another stronger heartbeat. This can happen to anyone and is harmless, and doesn't usually require treatment. Sometimes PVC can be a sign of a heart problem like high blood pressure. The cause of PVC is usually unknown but it can get worse by consuming caffeine or alcohol, with stress or even some medications. If you have a known heart problem and PVC you should seek help and probably get medical treatment.

Dumping syndrome - occurs when food passes the stomach too quickly and enters the intestines undigested. Early dumping syndrome begins within 15-30 minutes after having a meal. Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. Late dumping syndrome happens 1-3 hours after having a meal and symptoms include weakness, sweating, and dizziness. A lot of people have both types. The syndrome is mostly associated with gastric bypass surgery. Dumping symptoms are managed by avoiding certain foods, eating many small portions, and avoid drinking while eating.

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) - the upward flow of stomach acid from the stomach into the esophagus.

Celiac disease - an intolerance to gluten. Eating wheat, barley or rye triggers an immune response in your small intestine. Over time, this immune response damages the small intestine and causes malabsorption of some nutrients. Malabsorption affects all your body systems causing weight loss, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms. A gluten-free diet helps the symptoms.

Excessive consume of Caffeine - typically more than 3 cups a day. Sensitivity to caffeine varies from people to people. While some can consume a large amount others feel ill after a small amount of caffeine. The consumption of caffeine can cause irregular heartbeat, headache, high blood pressure, dehydration and even panic attacks.

Panic attack - an intense fear that can't be controlled. People having a panic attacks feel like they are going to die. They can have chest pain, nausea, chills, sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness, and choking feeling. The symptoms can happen to anyone and usually they are most severe for 10-20 minutes but after the attack you can feel tired for a couple of hours. If you have panic attacks regularly, you are probably suffering from a condition called panic disorder.

Cocaine abuse - cocaine is a very addictive drug that can be inhaled, smoked or even injected. The consumption of cocaine can cause euphoria, excitement, and other addictive feelings. People who are addicted to cocaine develop a tolerance to the drug, so that they need more of it to achieve the same high. Cocaine abuse increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, digestive problems, malnutrition, respiratory problems, paranoia, hallucinations and HIV infections. Treatment for drug addiction includes medications to help ease withdrawal, therapy, and treatment of mental health problems.

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