Excessive belching after esophageal stricture repair
As a result from long term GERD, I had a STRICTURE – narrowing – in my esophagus just above where my SPHINCTER allowed passage to my stomach.
When I had the first one fixed, the second was laid to waste. The SPHINCTER which opened and closed for 'incoming' is now permanently open. EVERYTHING I swallow has free passage down.
And everything in the stomach has FREE PASSAGE BACK UP!
EVERYTHING that goes in results in a long, loud belch, sometimes right away, sometimes within a few minutes. Everything makes a splash, displacing first whatever fluids are there. And that fluid displacement pushes the air right out unimpeded. Liquids are the worst. But my coffee is one of few 'pleasures' left. Must be 20+ years ago my father, who passed away in 2007, signed me up with Gevalia coffee when they were mail order only. Now I get it at the local grocery. But I feel I am sharing a sip or two with him.
For other issues, I have no teeth, except a set on dentures I can't wear.
I have little metal containers that I carry everywhere filled with crushed Gaviscon© tablet should I ever need a shot.
Any remedies or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.