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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Good afternoon Doctor
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
Good afternoon User :  
i am vaidyanathan aged 39. I hv permenant pain near right ribs
Doctor :   Ok

User :  
i checked with my family doc. he adviced that it is bse of gasterities but still i would like to knw whether anyother reason could be
User :  
i am a smoker too
Doctor :  
Mainly Gastritis
Doctor :  
Other than that Costochondritis
User :  
food habits are normal and no non veg and oily foods
User :  
what is costochondrities
Doctor :   Where in there is inflammation of the tendon there

User :  
so what do i do Doctor
Doctor :   Smoking aggravates Gastritis

Doctor :  
So you need to stop that to some extnet
User :  
yes i agree and i have reduced lot i mean i use to smoke a pocket a day now smoking 3 a day
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Along with that
Doctor :   You will need a anti gastric medication

Doctor :  
Take Rantac 150 mg twice daily
User :  
sure doctor kindly suggest me to do so
Doctor :  
1 hour before breakfast and dinner
User :  
sure Rantac 150 mg twice before food rite doctor
Doctor :   Absolutely
User :  
sure i will do that from today. how long i hv to continue this medication
Doctor :  
For 1 month initially
User :  
sure
Doctor :  
You can continue for longer
Doctor :  
No side effects
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   fine if there is no side effect, well i can contie
Doctor :   Yes
User :  
yes doctor, my wife is pregnant and nw she is in 8 months
Doctor :   Sure

User :  
is there any food habits needs to follow? how ever she is taking advice from her gynac but still need to knw on curiosity
Doctor :  
Avoid coffee, soft drinks
User :  
sure
Doctor :  
Alcohol if you consume
User :  
no alcho
Doctor :   Avoid excessive spicy/sour foods

Doctor :  
That is quite sufficient
Doctor :  
Do brisk walking daily for 30 mins
User :  
sure and is it advice to take ghee and butter during this time
Doctor :   Not recommended to anyone

User :   oh sure i will avoid and is there any side effect if i consume omiprezole instead of Ranitidine
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
Thats much stronger one
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User :  
oh fine doctor and having knee & joint pains
Doctor :   Ok
User :  
sometime i feel difficult to getting up from bed in early morning
Doctor :  
Avoid pain killers as they worsen gastric problem
User :  
is it advisable to do ortho check-up for such pains
Doctor :   If it is chronic then

Doctor :  
you can think of
Doctor :  
As you start walking it should come down
User :  
sure i will first start this exercise and i will comeback to you with result.
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Take care and bye for now
User :   tnx and bye
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