Yawn And Belch?
Good morning,. NI have a complaint, that is, yawning is often followed by belching. In addition, the nose also runny when yawning. What is the cause and how to overcome it? This is very disturbing, especially when it occurs in public spaces. NThank you.
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It is still unclear exactly what causes a person to yawn. Some sources say that yawning occurs when the brain lacks oxygen, so it signals signals to the lungs to absorb as much oxygen as possible. However, until now, there has not been enough scientific proof related to this matter. Because, in fact, even though oxygen levels in the brain are sufficient, a person can also evaporate. Not only that, yawning is also thought to occur due to a variety of other factors, including boredom, transmitted from people around, hungry, and so on.
Regarding your question, yawning and runny nose may be related. When yawning, the muscles in the cheeks, eyelids, and surrounding areas contract enough to cause pressure on the tear glands located below the eyebrows. Therefore, when yawning, you can observe an increase in tear production. The tears produced will then flow through channels that are connected from the eye to the nasal cavity (nasolacrimal duct). This is what can then make a runny nose. In addition, runny nose can also be caused by various other factors, including for example when crying, experiencing allergies, nasal cavity irritation, viral or bacterial infections in the airways, nasal polyps, side effects of drugs, and so on.
Meanwhile, related to your next question, why do you often burp when you yawn? This possible condition is not directly related. Belching is more commonly caused by increased gas production in the digestive tract, for example when you are late eating. When it's too late to eat this too, the flow of oxygen and nutrients reaching the brain decreases. This factor is likely to cause you to yawn. Not only that, belching is often also caused by consumption of foods and drinks that contain a lot of gas, experiencing gastritis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), digestive infections, intolerance, malabsorption, food allergies, and so on.
If your complaint does not appear accompanied by other complaints that are only temporary, this condition is often not dangerous. However, if you really feel disturbed by it, we recommend that you still see a doctor. That way, your doctor can give you the best treatment so that your complaints don't recur frequently.
For now, we recommend that you do the steps below:
Get used to eating, sleeping, and getting up regularly every day
Reduce consumption of foods that are too cold, too acidic, too spicy, and contain a lot of gas (for example cabbage, mustard greens, tubers)
Also reduce consumption of soft drinks and caffeinated (preferably less than 1 cup per day)
Do not carelessly take medicine without doctor's advice
Eat also fruits and vegetables between your meals
Avoid contact with substances that are vulnerable to make you allergic, for example cold, dust, pollution
Hope this helps ...