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Ear and throat pain due to GERD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   hi, am i back to the doctor i was chatting with
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i was told that chat will be transerred to the previous doctor
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Ya
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Iam the same doctor \
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oh grt thanks
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we can continue
User :  
Doc you told me that its reflux and gastritis problem
Doctor :   yes
User :  
so ear pain and throat pain is all bcos of that
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ya
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i will explain you in detail
User :   do u suggest medicine or i shud c the same ENT doc again
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i will explin you
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thanks, sure pls
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in reflux some of contents of the stomach will be be pushed to the food pipe
Doctor :   Normally there will be sphincter to prevent the stomach contents to the food pipe
User :  
ok
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if this sphincter is weak there will be relux of stomach contents
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the food pipe is very soft and usually get irritated by the stomach contents which is acidic
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so it will cause lot of burning sensation and also you frequently get throat pain
User :  
upper chest pain/or feeling of burning sensation is also due to the same
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yes
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donot worry it can be solved
User :  
how can i prevent this..i have been doing pranayam some breathing exercise, is there any other option than taking those 4-5 medicines for long
Doctor :  
in some persons this sphincter will be weak from the beginning so they have problem of this reflux
User :   ok

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I will explain you the preventive factors
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sure
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you should always take small and frequent meals always
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never take the food fully at one time
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ok
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Do not over load your stomach at a time
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ok
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:)
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Also avoid taking food in the late dinner since the reflux is common if you are lying flat especially when you are sleeping
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Avoid oily, fatty foods as far as possible especially in the night
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