Aerophagy is the excessive swallowing of air, which can occur during activities such as eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum. This can lead to symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and excessive burping or passing of gas. In some cases, aerophagy may be a sign of an underlying digestive disorder. It is generally not considered a serious medical condition, but if it becomes chronic or is accompanied by other symptoms, it is recommended to seek medical advice.