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Indigestion and gas with bloating - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Was hoping for advice
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User :   I have multiple problems, the first being indigestion and gas with bloating
Doctor :   ok
User :   It gets worse if I have a beer or two
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User :   58
User :   Male Aerospace engineer , Married, no dependants
Doctor :   Location
User :   Was in --, in India to look after sick Dad
Doctor :   So did yu see the doctor for these symptoms
User :   Yeah but they cant tell me how to manage to have a drink or two, advise dont drink if that is the problem. Am very depressed as have no access to friendas or social life here.
Doctor :   I too would say the drink is the culprit
Doctor :   You can cut down
Doctor :   and think of alternatives
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User :   Hi
User :   I havent had a drink in 3 weeks
Doctor :   are you still having the same Symptoms
User :   yes but very mild
Doctor :   Do you have a regular Diet --- .
User :   the main problem is cant sleep after even 2 beers due to sleep interruption (wake up gasping) and I think dehydration.
Doctor :   and what is the major portion of your diet
User :   Very regular, no fried food, balanced high fibre diet
User :   fruit veggies, fish
Doctor :   Do you have the problem even if you do not take any drinks
User :   yes
User :   but not the sleep problem
Doctor :   What is your BMI and do you exercise regularly..
Doctor :   do you wake up in the night requiring fresh air..
Doctor :   and have to rush to the Window..
User :   Am slim, 5feet 9 150 pounds, walk 5 ilometres a day
User :   No just cant breathe, nose blocks, severe gas
User :   feels like a heart attack, better after burping
Doctor :   Have you got the Basic investigations done for this condition or have you consulted the doctor before..
User :   What are the basic investigations, had an ultra sound, doc saaid the ginnings of fatty liver
User :   beginning
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Any cardiac or Lipid Profile that was done
User :   used panataprazole for a week and was ok, but cant enjoy my life,
User :   Doc suggests a thorough echo cardio but I wonder if necessary, would prefer to die quick than ldie slowly
Doctor :   No it is certainly necessary for you to get that done since teh problem that you have expressed would have the basis in your heart hence even i would like to know if that is fine..
User :   slow heart degeneration suspected?
Doctor :   Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, are teh types..
Doctor :   Cardiomegaley
Doctor :   is one of the cause
User :   Yup but the apnea occurs when I drink, otherwise is gas and feelings of palpitation if under a strong fan
Doctor :   upper airway obstruction
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Yes that will need to be evaluated
Doctor :   and that is why the Scan of the heart is essential
User :   how much can be attributed to long period of stress?
Doctor :   gas that you are referring to could be the Acid Peptic disease that you might be suffering from and resulting in tis
Doctor :   In what sense since i could not get that
Doctor :   how much can be attributed to long period of stress?
Doctor :   atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure are more at risk of central sleep apnea.
User :   I had none of the problems when Icame from the US, , have started smoking and didnt sleep properly for 2 years with not enough water to drink and indian food that is oily and has chili
Doctor :   ok.
User :   atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure What are these?
Doctor :   that speek for your Acid peptic disease and the stress also would result in it
Doctor :   the changes in your heart that could result in Sleep Apnea
User :   Ok so I need a thorough heart check up? Will that solve the gas in any way?
Doctor :   No it will resolve from your regular diet or be kept under check
User :   Do I need the echo cardio and if so what else?
Doctor :   since once a patient of gastritis would have it some time or the other at later date..
Doctor :   Certainly yes and Lipid Profile would be the other
Doctor :   Investigation that i would like to know
Doctor :   please confirm these..
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User :   The lipid profile was normal except for slightly high sugar 140 Can I somehow mange a beer or two twice a week, with what medicine just after drinking?
Doctor :   Ha
Doctor :   that is good but you have a problem so you will need to be Cautious since it would
Doctor :   Aggravate your Sleep Apnea
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User :   Yeah Im back
User :   so how do I get to drink 2 beers twicw a week,
User :   still here
User :   Hi Doc are you there?
User :   Have logged back in I hope
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