Excessive belching...not sure what caused it.
During the last few months, I seem to be burping excessively. Air seems to escape me quite forcefully, making some belches extremely loud. Some days, I can go for hours without burping and other times I can go as much as 20 burps in a row without a pause.
There seems to be very little to no acid accompanying the burps. However, a SMALL amount of food rarely makes its way up to my mouth. 99% of the time, it's simply air with no odor. Sometimes, the odor of the burp is quite strong after a meal. I seem to have no problems with bowels, in fact, I have become more regular than I was before.
I recently lost about 40 pounds and started jogging about 30 minutes 4 days per week. I am currently at 190 pounds. The burping started at about the same time I started my routine exercising. I will be honest and say that I started using marijuana about one year ago, sometimes heavily (4 to 6 joints per day). Rest assured I no longer use it. I also had a bad habit of gorging down food. I would eat very little to NOTHING throughout the day and have one giant meal in the evening.
I know that almost all of the things I have done in the passed year cause belching but I appreciate any answers given to my questions.
Any chance of permanent damage to the esophagus?
Any chance that this may be cancer related?
Could the Marijuana have caused this on its own?
What would be the proper way of correcting this?
Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.