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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   This is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Hi Mr. AAAAAAA How can I help you today?
User :   I had ulcer in my foodpipe when i did my first endoscopy
User :   tht was in Nov2009
User :   i was on medication and dint really get releive from my hiccups
Doctor :   Did they take the biopsy of the ulcer?
Doctor :   If so what is the result?
User :   i changed my doctor 3months back and an endoscopy was done again
Doctor :   what diagnosis they made after endoscopy?
User :   there was no ulcer found but infection in my foodpipe and stomach
User :   i was given antacids and the pantocid
User :   now from past 2 days i m getting constant hiccups again
User :   how can i reduce my hiccups
Doctor :   let me ask u few Q befgore I answer
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you you hear burn?
Doctor :   Do you have postnatatl discharge?
User :   heart burn yes and sour taste sometimes in the mouth
Doctor :   It iseems you still have GERD
Doctor :   *seem
Doctor :   Do you have postnatatl discharge?
User :   what is postnatatl discharge?
Doctor :   when u sleep, some liquid discharge come into ur throat and cause irritation
User :   no
User :   but yes after eating the food comes up
User :   till my troat
Doctor :   again it is GERD
User :   so what shud i do?
Doctor :   Why don't you you have reapet endoscopy
Doctor :   Based ur history, you have severe GERD
Doctor :   And in the past there was ulcer
Doctor :   You still continues to have GERD
User :   GERD is the term used by my doctor also
Doctor :   Gastro Esophageal Refeled Disease
Doctor :   Basic food from stomach comes back into the esophagus/food pipe
User :   Is there any home remedies that can help?
Doctor :   In stomach there is lot of acid, and when it comes to easophagus it damages sensitive epitheial cells
Doctor :   The acid come into throta
Doctor :   and then into the lunngs when u slee
Doctor :   it causues irritation and cause cough
Doctor :   when it damages esophagus it irritates the nerve
Doctor :   and lead to hisccough
Doctor :   SOme times the the stomach herniates thru diaphram
Doctor :   and strain on diaphram cause hiccough
Doctor :   so esophagoscopy, Upper GI barium study will disclose any thing abnormal]
Doctor :   You need to take Pantocid )D
Doctor :   Take 40 mg daily
User :   dexpure 10mg is the medecine that i m taking in the night
Doctor :   Ok it is the same medcine class
Doctor :   You can take 2 times
Doctor :   for 1 month
User :   ok...
User :   will it make me sleepy?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   Regarding symptomatic medications fro hiccups you need prescription from MD
Doctor :   *for
Doctor :   DO you follw me?
Doctor :   *follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   no....but how much time does GERD take to heal completely?
User :   and once cured then what are the steps i need to take so that it doesnt occur again
Doctor :   Some time it is chronic problem
Doctor :   if there any identifiable causes we can fix
Doctor :   like stomach herniation thru diaphram, over weigh, alcohol consumption
Doctor :   smoking
Doctor :   spicy food intake
Doctor :   these are preventive steps
Doctor :   But you can one tab of DEXPURE daily it doe snot hurt you but do lot of benefits
Doctor :   Long standing GERD can cause cancer
Doctor :   so it is better to treat, and tak epreventive steps.
Doctor :   What is your height and weight?
User :   5.8 height and weight 58kg
Doctor :   normal weight
Doctor :   do u smoke and consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Esophagus is a pipe and at the end of pipe there a bag, ie stomach
User :   my doc says that the valve below the esophagus remains open causing this
Doctor :   at the end of food pipe there is valve and incompetence of the valve cause GERD
Doctor :   YEa
Doctor :   That is what I am saying
User :   hmmn
Doctor :   Trt medical management
Doctor :   if does not get better Consult Surgeon
Doctor :   But first thing come first, GET THE ENDSOPY
Doctor :   and use DEXPURE
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot...ill do that
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   wc
Doctor :   Bye
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