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Acidity, side effects of acidity medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a query regarding acidity...
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query
User :   how can I control or what are the remedies? can you please help?
Doctor :   DO you normally eat spicy food.
User :   i have lunch at office everyday..and as far as possible I avoid spicy food
Doctor :   Ok, Do you have tea and coffee.IF you do how many times.
User :   I usually vomit if the situation is it really 'coz of acidity or some other problem?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness.
User :   ok..tea max 1 time in a day
Doctor :   Yes it is due to acidity.
Doctor :   DO you take any tablets.
User :   no..I hardly take any tablets
Doctor :   Ok, try to cut down on tea and cofee.
User :   no other ailments
Doctor :   Eat bland non spicy, non oily food,Avoid masala.
Doctor :   Drink cold milk in the morning.
User :   ok..
User :   how about antacids? how often can i take...I have never taken untill now..but wanted to know
Doctor :   After ,lunch or dinner don't lie down immediately, this will cause acid reflux,walk around a bit.
Doctor :   You can take after food antacid syrup.
User :   no side-effects?
Doctor :   Avoid smoking and alcohol this will aggravate.
Doctor :   Anything taken in excess will harm the body.
User :   i don't smoke and I consume alchohol once in a quater or so..
Doctor :   So take it till it comes into control but also make appropriate lifestyle and diet changes.
Doctor :   Avoid non veg, fresh vegetables, fruits and fish is fine.
Doctor :   Avoid only non veg
User :   ok..any food in particular that u want to suggest me?
Doctor :   Drink lots of fluid.
User :   btw..i'm a vegetarian
Doctor :   Bland food, like idli, chapathi without oil,brown rice.
Doctor :   Use olive oil,rice oil.
User :   hmm..ok
Doctor :   EAt less of white rice or any breakfast prepared from it.
User :   I have gas problem as it linked to acidity?
Doctor :   Dosa is fine, upma with less oil.
Doctor :   Yes, avoid sprouts if you have excess gas problems.
Doctor :   And potatoes too.
User :   apart from dietry there any thing else I can do?/
Doctor :   As i said regular exercises, eating 2hrs before sleeping.Using a pillow which is of more height.
User :   thanks a lot Doctor!
Doctor :   Drink tender coconut water
Doctor :   You can also try chewing gum.
Doctor :   YOu are welcome.
Doctor :   Do you have anymore queries.
User :   wow..nice! but I have heard that chewing gum might not be very far is it true?
Doctor :   Nothing has been proved that it is harmful, chewing gum helps in many different ways too.
User :   thanks for the tip..will do it regularly
User :   bye
Doctor :   You can use wrigleys. Ok Bye.
Doctor :   Kindly login for further queries.
User :   sure..will do so!
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