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Suffering from improper digestion and acidity with burning sensation in stomach. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Jul-2013
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User:this is XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I need help with improper digestion and acidity please
User:can you help?
Doctor:I need to know your symptoms in detail to be better able to help you
User:burning sensation in stomach and when I am hungry it is more actually and irregular motions
Doctor:Do you have constipation or diarhea
User:feel kind of weird burning and little pain in right side of stomach
Doctor:Do you want to take the discussion over the phone?
User:no I dont have diarhea
Doctor:Are you there?
User:sorry cant take calls now
User:yes i am here ..
Doctor:Lets proceed with chat
Doctor:Have you gotten tested for it?
User:what kind of test?
Doctor:Like blood tests for H pylori
Doctor:Ultrasound of abdomen etc
User:i had ultra sound and urine test it was normal .. this was last month
Doctor:Since are you having the symptoms?
User:may be like 2 to 3 weeks
Doctor:Any idea about the cause?
User:when my stomach is full i dont feel pain or burning sensation
User:I took tests for the same reasons burning in stomach
Doctor:Did something come positive?
User:no, urine report was normal and ultrasound was normal
Doctor:There is a bacteria called H pylori that can cause acidity
Doctor:You can get checked for it
Doctor:Apart from that you should make some lifestyle changes
Doctor:Medicines are available that can help reduce the acidity
User:yeah can you suggest some medicines?
Doctor:If H pylori comes back positive antibiotics will help
Doctor:We need to start with medicines like digene syrup and sucralfate syrup
Doctor:If these measures do not work, then we move on to medicines like pantop, etc
User:ok but which one you want me to start now ? i took 10 burpex
User:daily one
Doctor:Two group of medicines are available proton pump inhibitors and h2 blockers
Doctor:Did it work?
User:yeah when i take medicine 2 t0 3 hours it ll be ok
User:i didnt feel its working so wanted to check for better medicines
Doctor:These medicines usually provide symptomatic relief
Doctor:Burpex belongs to the category of proton pump inhibitors
Doctor:You can add digene or sucralfate
Doctor:These also give temporary relief
Doctor:The best thing to do is to make lifestyle changes
User:so i wil continue burpex along with Digene and sucralfare?
Doctor:Lifestyle changes can include
User:how can you suggest?
Doctor:Decreasing food that can induce acidity like spicy food, junk food, etc
Doctor:Take more of fruits and vegetables
Doctor:At least 5 servings in a day is recommended
User:you mean 5 short meals?
Doctor:3 propermeals and 3 small snacks
Doctor:include fruits and veggies 5 times
Doctor:Take food at fixed time everyday
Doctor:Take more of milk and other things that reduce acidity the natural way
Doctor:Take hygienic food and pure water
Doctor:Reverse osmosis gives the purest water
Doctor:This will help with irregular stools on the long term
User:i will start the medicines and these suggestions
Doctor:If constipated try prunes
Doctor:You will find them on dry fruit aisle at stores
Doctor:Exercise daily at least 20 min
Doctor:Can include walk, yoga, gym, swimming etc
Doctor:I think the lifestyle measures help most
User:yeah... will try my best on these things..
Doctor:Also limit unnecessary medicine intake
Doctor:As all medicine can have some side-effects
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:Thanks Doc for the help
User:no big thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:Thanks again bye for now
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:take care
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