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Can drinking from a straw cause stomach gas?

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Can drinking from a straw cause stomach gas?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.
Mysticdoc :

hello,

Mysticdoc :

thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

yes, use of straw makes you swallow more air and may cause stomach gas or bloating.

Mysticdoc :

hence avoid using straws.

Mysticdoc :

Eat and drink slowly ---this will cause less air swallowing.

Mysticdoc :

also avoid carbonated beverages like soda--they release gas in the stomach.

Mysticdoc :

Poorly fitting dentures also may make you swallow more air.

Mysticdoc :

so pleae check your dentures

Customer:

Thank you

Mysticdoc :

most welcome.

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