What Are the Facts about Sulphur Burps?

Q:
What are the facts about sulphur burps?

A:
Belching or burping is a normal process of the burping digestive system. Normally your burps are odorless or smell as the food you have recently consumed. Yet some people may have a rather unpleasant smell of burps, which is like sulphur or rotten eggs. Frequent sulphur burps or excessive burps may be the signs of something more serious. Sometimes they also come along with watery diarrhoea.

The causes can vary and may include your diet or behaviors, or an underlying medical issue. Behavior-related causes of burps may be associated with an excess intake of air. Diet can also lead to additional gas in your body, including certain foods such as:

  • eggs
  • foods high in fat
  • cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage
  • high-fiber foods
  • garlic and onions

In addition, sulphur burps may be caused by an underlying health condition or a medication you take. Some of the health conditions may include:

  • indigestion
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • gastritis
  • peptic ulcer disease

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.