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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi doc
User :   i have severe acidity
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
Doctor :  
ok
User :   due to which i feel as if there is a lumo in my throat
Doctor :  
ok
User :   had got it checked a year back was told it is GERD
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but then it had become ok by itself
Doctor :  
was endoscopy done to confirm GERD?
User :   this has started again since a couple of days
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what are the other symptoms you have?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no it was not required as it was a mild case
Doctor :  
ok
User :   burping
Doctor :  
ok
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do you have heartburn, burning in upper stomach, belching, flatulence?
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do you have nausea?
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are you there?
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are you there?
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are you there?
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what symptoms are you facing now?
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User :   some issue
Doctor :   hi
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User :   ya some connection issue
User :   i had mentioned
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ok
User :   about snoring
User :   in the night
User :   also heartburn
Doctor :  
you were telling me about severe acidity
User :   threw up with a lot of mucus
User :   ya so wanted to know if gerd is related to snoring in any way?
Doctor :  
you were telling me about severe acidity, diagnosis of GERD one year back
Doctor :  
snoring is a different entity
Doctor :  
the lump in the throat that you feel can be related to GERD
User :   ok
User :   so how do i control gerd
Doctor :  
as the acid regurtitating from stomach irritaes te esophageal mucosa
User :   ok
Doctor :  
leading to excess mucus production and throat irritation
Doctor :  
GERD can be controlled with medications along with diet and lifestyle changes
User :   can you pls suggest
Doctor :  
yes sure, i willl help you in this
Doctor :  
please provide the details of your occupation, timings, diet, stress levels
User :   marketing-head customer relations 9.30 to 9 pm
Doctor :  
ok
User :   stress levels very high currently
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and typical of regular professionals no exercise time
Doctor :  
high stress levels are known to cause more gastric acid production which will make GERD worse
Doctor :  
i will guide you how to manage the GERD and keep symptoms under control
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are you taking any medications now?
User :   hi
User :   no none
User :   no none
User :   rantac drink juices like real orange and pinepaple
Doctor :  
ok
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take the Tab Rantac two times a day before food
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and follow these other steps
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1avoid fried food, and oily food
User :   ok
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2. sleep atleast 6-7 hours, it will relax th ebody and mind
User :   that i try and manage
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3. involve in recreational activities to reduce stress
User :   ok
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4.take lot of green salads
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5. exercises are a must to have a healthy life
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if you are not having time for exercise
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these tips might help you
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1.do atleast 20-30 mins of brisk walk
User :   sure doc
User :   thank you will follow these now
Doctor :  
2. park your vehicle little away from office such that you will need to walk some distance
User :   sorry have to go as connection is a prblem will chat again later .thanks for your advice
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3.get out of elevator 1 floor down from your floor and take steps to your floor
Doctor :  
sure
User :   ok
User :   thank you so much
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