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Pregnant. Having acidity problem, tried home remedies. How to treat this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
User:My name is XXXXXX.
Doctor:Pl go ahead with your query in detail here, we shall have a good discussion
User:I am 12 weeks pregnant and suffering from serious acidity for the last 2/3 days
Doctor:Do you mean the acid comes out from the stomach to your food pipe and mouth?
User:I have tried many home remedies like buttermilk etc. but unable to find releif.
Doctor:Or do you have pain in the stomach?
User:A regular small meal is also causing heartburn
User:No :)
User:Just feeling like I am too full and want to burp, a little naussea and some heartburn
User:No pain anywhere
User:mild constipation sometimes
Doctor:You can take simple antacid syrup like GELUSIL
Doctor:All these are due to the pregnancy hormones
Doctor:so you got to find some comfortable remedy
Doctor:Everytime the same remedy would not work
Doctor:you have to keep changing them too
Doctor:Walk when you get this kind of situation where you are trying hard to burp
User:Actually I was wary of taking any medication without checking that's why I initiated the chat.
User:If Gelusil is safe I will try that as well.
Doctor:It is safe
Doctor:eat small, that means do not take more than one item in a meal
Doctor:That means you should eat only dal/curry with one roti or half a cup of rice
Doctor:Leave gap for one hour
Doctor:and then try next item
Doctor:Second thing is you should consciously try to chew 32 times before you swallow
Doctor:This is difficult but try
Doctor:Let the teeth do the cutting rather than leaving everything to the stomach to digest
User:Sure. i will try.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No, that's all.
User:Thankyou very much!
Doctor:Thank you for visiting
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Good bye!
Doctor:happy pregnancy
User::) Thanks!
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