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Suggest treatment for indigestion and acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hi good morning
User:i face indigestion and acidity problem very frequently
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Since when are you having this trouble?
User:and having this more than 1 year
Doctor:Have you tried any remedy?
User:not as such special remedy
User:some time i take entraquinol tablet
Doctor:Do you smoke or drink?
User:drink occisionaly, no smoking
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Indigestion and acidity problem is a life style associated medical condition.
Doctor:A change in diet and life style is essential to keep this problem under control.
Doctor:I am not sure about the ingredients of entraquinol tablets.
Doctor:Is it a herbal or homeopathy forumula?
Doctor:In modern medicine, we suggest patients to use proton pump inhibitor such as pantoprazole along with antacids like mucaine gel for couple of weeks
Doctor:when the symptoms are severe.
Doctor:Besides these medications, I also recommend my patients to follow the below measures.
Doctor:1. Avoid infrequent meals. Your food habits need to be timed. Never miss a meal.
Doctor:2. Avoid too spicy food. Avoid all beverages including coffee and tea.
Doctor:3. Drink lots of water
User:may i use green tea....
Doctor:You may use green or herbal tea
Doctor:as they have other benefits.
Doctor:Regular tea and coffee which have no real benefits can be avoided.
Doctor:4. Avoid binge eating. I prefer to use small frequent meals than eating a full heavy meal.
Doctor:5. Avoid lying down or sleeping immediately after food. Therefore it is recommended that you time your dinner atleast an hour before your sleep.
Doctor:6. While lying, prefer to put two pillows to raise the head end.
Doctor:If you have neck issues, instead of using pillows, you may use a wooden block under head end legs of the cot.
Doctor:7. Try physical exercise - early morning walk is beneficia.
Doctor:8. If you are over weight, you need to concentrate on losing weight through exercise.
Doctor:9. Yoga and mediation is known to help you.
Doctor:10. Lastly cut down on alcohol.
Doctor:I am sure these measures and medicines will provide relief from your problems in 2-3 months.
Doctor:If symptoms persist then please consult a gastroenterologist.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:and thanks alot for ur suggestion
User:bye good day....
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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