Does your partner constantly complain about snoring? Do friends get grossed out by your burping? These noises could be nothing, or they might be a serious medical condition. Learn how to read between your body language, and if they warrant a trip to the doctor.
What to do: Well, like your mom said, don’t talk with your mouth full. That can cut back on burping, as can limiting gum-chewing and fizzy beverages. To avoid GERD, eat small, frequent meals, skip foods that worsen the symptoms (like caffeinated drinks, onions, chocolate and garlic) and nix postmeal naps. You may also get relief from a nonprescription antacid.