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Experiencing acidity problems like stomach gurgling with pain and burping. Barium studies showed ulcer crator. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hello doctor good evening.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi, i have been experiencing a lot of acidity problems in the past 8 months.
User:like stomach gurgling.. with pain.
User:burping, etc. had consulted an allopathic doctor.
User:he had suggested barium studies and there has been an ulcer crater which was discovered.
Doctor:Are you on any medication for the same?
User:but the medication for the same which i had been taking has not been effective.
User:on saturday i consulted my homeopathic doctor.
User:he suspects IBS & hyperacidity.
User:and has started medication.
Doctor:Are you feeling better with the medication you are taking now?
User:he has suggested a lot of things to avoid.
User:like outside food, sour things, citrus fruits, idli& dosa (not made from fresh batter)
User:bread, tamarind based dishes etc.
User:leaves me very few choices.. so wanted help in gettin a diet plan or schedule done so that I can strictly follow the same
Doctor:Let me brief you regarding the same.
User:currently I donot have much options. can you help me out with any tips.
User:ya thanks.itll be a great help.
Doctor:Gastritis due to hyperacidity is a very common occurrence.
Doctor:The reasons for this includes, stress, food, environment and lifestyle.
Doctor:Gastritis usually aggravates periodically. It means, sometimes it reduces in severity and can completely disappear. And it appears again later.
Doctor:That is mainly because of the causes not being corrected.
Doctor:Medicines will cure from one side. But the other side, the causes has to be removed.
Doctor:You can do the following.
User:sure .
Doctor:1. Do stress relieving activities like yoga, spending more time with family, watching your favourite movies etc.
Doctor:2. Avoid dusty environment.
Doctor:Wear a face mask/kerchief while going out.
Doctor:3. Have food at regular times.
User:ok. I will do that from now on.. I did feel a difference when I did it 2 days back.
Doctor:4. Make sure you have some healthy snacks every 2 hours.
Doctor:Healthy snacks: Boiled vegetables and fruits.
Doctor:Fruits like papaya, banana.
Doctor:%. Do not leave your stomach empty for long time.
User:ok .
Doctor:6. Avoid caffeinated drinks. Cola, soda etc.
Doctor:7. If you smoke, try bringing it down and finally quitting it.
Doctor:8. If you are consuming alcohol, avoid it.
Doctor:9. Drink plenty of water- 3 litres daily.
Doctor:10. Reduce coffee and tea intake.
Doctor:11. Avoid oily, spice or sour food items.
Doctor:I am sure, these measures will surely help you to get out of the trouble with gastritis.
User:my appetite has decreased.
User:and also i have lost 3 kgs weight in the past 6 months.
Doctor:I understand. Do not worry, it will come back.
User:can you suggest anything to increase my appetite. ok.
Doctor:For that, you will need to exercise atleast 45 minutes daily
Doctor:Medicines to improve appetite does not actually work.
User:I was into yoga and into this vicious cycle.
User:feel a lot of exhaustion and have not been able to consistently do the same.
Doctor:You have to get back to your normal routine. That is the only way out of this cycle.
Doctor:medicines just do their work.
User:ok will do that doctor.
User:thanks for your help.
Doctor:We are the one's who will have to normalize our body.
Doctor:have you followed all my suggestions?
User:yes doctor.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to help you?
User:yes thanks doctor.
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help you on?
User:ill make a note on the suggestions given and implement the same.
User:Thats about it doctor. Thanks and wil come back in case there any issues.
Doctor:I am sure you will get better fast.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Will do doctor. thanks.
Doctor:Please do leave a feed back.
User:Sure. Bye.
Doctor:have a nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:you too doctor.
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