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Diet and medication for Acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Good Evening Doctor !
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evenng how can I help you ?
User :   Doctor, in recent past am suferring from acidity...especially during later half of the day...request you to suggest some medicines for this
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall Suggest you some antacids which are OTC Drugs like Gelucil MPS or Eno and life style changes.
User :   can i take Rentac 150 ...whcih I had tried in the past and found that useful
Doctor :   Higher drugs which are prescription drugs should not be prescribed without seeing or examining the patient.
Doctor :   Yes, that is the best possible medication to start with.
User :   do you wnat me to take this on regular basis or as and when i suffer from acidity
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take it only if you are sensing some pain but would recommend you for some more changes , may i ask you a few questions to help you better .
User :   yes please
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight ?
User :   5-11 and weight around 88kgs
Doctor :   May I know whether you are a veggie or non-veg. diet taker ?
User :   non veg doctor
Doctor :   How often do you take and what do you relish?
User :   non veg..may be five days a week and prefer eggs and chicken
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know since when or since how many years or months you have this problem ?
User :   its happening frequently for alst couple of months
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Your BMI is a bit more than the normal and you have to put down at least 12 kgs.
Doctor :   This could be one reason.
Doctor :   Second May I know if you have central obesity or increased abdominal circumference.
User :   yes ...i do
User :   waist size should be around 37
Doctor :   It has to be at least below 32.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you some steps before Suggesting you Rantac,
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   ok...will try to control my food habit adn life style and will try to reduce the weight.
User :   yes I do
Doctor :   Or do oyu consume alcohol ?
User :   yes both
Doctor :   I should tell you that Smoking, Drinking , Oily and fatty diet increase the chance of ACIDITY by 300 % , HYPERTENSION & HEART PROBLEMS by 4 times and DIABETES by 200%.
Doctor :   I am giving you the statistics of WHO.
Doctor :   So please try these steps : User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Switch over to a healthy breakfast - fruits, oats, corn flakes and juices.
Doctor :   2. Reduce the no. of teas/coffees and switch over to green tea.
Doctor :   3. Have very regular breakfast at 7-8 am , will decrease half teh problem.
Doctor :   4. Avoid oily diet in the morning .
Doctor :   rather the whole day.
Doctor :   5. Lunch has to be sharp at 12-12.30.
Doctor :   6.Have light biscuits/fruit cakes in between at 10/11
User :   ok
Doctor :   7.Lunch must be loaded with fresh veggies,salads, fruits and juices apart from roti/rice, avoid oily sabjis or masala foods or fast foods.
Doctor :   8. Have a nice evening snack of anything like corn-boiled , etc, and green tea/ juice
Doctor :   9. Have early dinner at 7pm and late night supper of fruits or milk at 9/10 pm.
Doctor :   Please avoid fried chicken or masalas but have grilled chicken and egg white , not egg yellow
Doctor :   These will avoid unnecessary oil.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
Doctor :   Please experiment with this for 15 days and you will see a sea change in your health.
User :   Yes...I will follow your guidance and will try to reduce my weight...Thanks aonce again
Doctor :   Stress, late night sleep and improper food are the most important reasons for acidity apart from smoking and drinking.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, Please let me knoow if you have anything else to ask ?
User :   Not at this moment. Today I will have the rentac to curb the acidity and would try to follow your instructions. Thanks and bye
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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