Feels acidic and gaseous after consuming milk. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi, I am facing a problem, whenever I drink milk I feel like my body is creating more Acid and feels like gaseous all the time. I have tried to stop taking milk and the problem goes away to a greater extent. Now, whenever I take things with too much Protein content again my body starts creating Gas, but not comparable to milk. Is my body acidic? At the same time I don't want to stop taking milk as it contains lot of nutirents which are necessary
Since when have you noticed this problem?
May I know your age?
I am 30
Do you also get loose stools when you drink milk?
i am noticing this since last 6 months
not loose stools
but ya i usually go to washroom almost 3-4 times a day
Does this happen only after taking milk or other specific diet
or you normally go to the wash room 3-4 times a day everyday?
but not comparable to milk
Let me brief you.
I can think of 2 conditions that can explain the symptoms you have.
1. It is probably due to allergy.
Few people are allergic to some diet or a component in the diet
You may be allergic to some protein or aminoacid
and every time you take that, you develop the symptoms.
2. The second possibility could be that this could be an irritable bowel.
Individuals with irritable bowel develop similar symptoms to most food but specifically to few diet.
In both the cases, the treatment may include to restrict the causative diet.
In addition lifestyle changes, physical exercise can help.
If the symptoms are severe, antacids, proton pump inhibitor drugs / antihistamines can be prescribed by your doctor.
Have you followed what I suggested?
I have one more question
Do you have any other query?
do we have any kind of test to detect what kind of problem it is
means if allergic, then to what
basically I want to know if my body is Allergic to somethiing, then what is this something..
It is difficult to predict the allergen without a specific test called skin patch / allergen test.
The possibility are you may be allergic to some specific aminoacid (protein component)
We need to test you for individual aminoacid / protein to determine what you may be allergic too.
The test is a bit complex and can be performed after the initial evaluation by a gastroenterologist.
Have you followed?
yes i got it
last query, if i want to go for this test, how much will it cost me..and you said the test is a bit complex.. complex in terms of.?
Complexity as you may need to be tested repeatedly
to individual components / allergens.
The cost varies depending on the institute and number of allergens your doctor wants to know about.
Hence my suggestion would be to consider the test only after talking with a gastroenterologist.
Have you followed?
Is there any other query?
yes, no other query...thanks a lot
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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