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Acidity and gas problem,breathlessness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr... here
User :   Hi
User :   Good afternoon sir.. my query is related with abdominal issues
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   till the time i am off or enjoying vactations i dont have any acidity or gas troubles and my stomach is flat.. whereas after joining office it gets bad i get sour burps, gas and lot of acidity
Doctor :   May i know your age please?
User :   i earlier used to be high on stamina but slowly im losing it out despite working out
User :   i am 27
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this problem?
Doctor :   Acidity can be due to various reasons as
User :   last 2 years
User :   stomach bulges out when i reach home and relaxes by morning
Doctor :   1)Being empty stomach for long or skipping meals
User :   yes at times i skip meals
Doctor :   2) Eating junk food, sweets, rich in chocolates etc
Doctor :   3) Sometimes intake of alcohol and smoking also aggravate it
Doctor :   4)Taking too much of stress and intake of more tea and coffee
Doctor :   Or sometimes suggest any digestive problem also
Doctor :   First of all you need to have a proper breakfast in the morning
User :   recently i had food poisoning then some spleen related issues... can u suggest some natural way without meds so tht i can get rid of all these issues
Doctor :   It is the first meal of the day and should never be skipped
Doctor :   1) After getting up in the morning drink 2 to 3 glasses of water
Doctor :   2) Never skip breakfast. Include fresh fruits adnd veggies in diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   3)Avoid too oily/spicy and junk food
Doctor :   4) Drink lots of water throughout day , about 5 to 6 litres of water per day
Doctor :   5) Do some regular exercise daily, even a brisk walk daily for 20 to 25 minutes will be helpful
User :   will it add to the stamina as well sir
Doctor :   Of course.
Doctor :   For some instant relief from acidity take cold chilled milk.
User :   and i consume lot of milk tht too chilled but after a week or so i get bad loose motions
Doctor :   Also you can have some jaggery periodically.
Doctor :   Then you can avoid milk.
User :   i also have lot of curd and less of oil cooked food
Doctor :   Every 2 to3 hours keep eating small meals, avoid 3 heavy meals, instead take 6 small meals in a day
User :   okay
Doctor :   Intake of fresh mint juice/ coconut water is one of the best remedy
Doctor :   Have fruits like watermelon,cucumber, banana which naturally relieve acidity and gas
User :   okay
User :   and with all these things i am sure even i will gain or stamina and will be better within a month or so with strict discipline of diet
Doctor :   Always have your dinner at least 2 hours before going to bed.
User :   oh thts very much missing i either skip dinner or sleep within secs of having dinner
Doctor :   Always have a balanced meal of proteins like dals, beans, eggs, fruits, veggies and you can increase stamina
Doctor :   Also take dry fruits and better to have fruits instead of fruit juice as it increases acidity
Doctor :   Never go to bed immediately after dinner. Whole night it creates acidity and gas
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   sure will follow the same and get back to you after a month to congratulate you for ur brillian advice
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   i am at times more concerned abt the stamina part as i find it very difficult to climb up the stairs
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems like breathlessness or palpitation?
Doctor :   If you take proper balanced diet and lead a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and reduced stress levels you can increase your stamina.
User :   yes
User :   i do pant a lot even after walkin 10 steps
Doctor :   Are you overweight?
User :   nopes i am 6 feet with wt hovering around 77-80 levels
Doctor :   Thats in the normal range.
User :   yes so tht wht panics me being within range still i am losing my stamina
Doctor :   Then you need to get yourself examined by a stethoscope to rule out any cause.
User :   cause of as in...
Doctor :   I mean any lung infection or so.
User :   can it be cured
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this breathlessness?
Doctor :   Of course it can be after proper examination and if required investigations also.
User :   last one year as b4 tht i used to go for long treks even climbed K2 nothin of this happened... used to run down the stairs and jump around but now i run short of breath and start gettin cramps
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   nopes
User :   drink hardly no smoke
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Then in my opinion get your proper chest examination done.
User :   whts the exct term for the same
Doctor :   For what?
User :   shud joinin a gym and working out regulary work in gettin me back in shape
User :   whts the exct medical term for chest examination
Doctor :   You should join the gym only after getting yourself examined, but if there is no underlying cause it will help out.
Doctor :   Precordial examination.
User :   okay
User :   will get the same done
User :   thnks a ton doc for ur time and efforts
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now

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