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Symptoms, treatment and dietary precautions for acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   HI
User :   I have been getting frequent headaches for last 6 months or so
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :  
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User :   the headache is mainly on the back side of my head towards the left
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
Doctor :  
do you sue spectacles/contact lenses?
User :   I am 29 yrs old, Male, Pune
User :   and I am an IT professional
User :   I dont use Specs
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is the headache only on one particular side/area?
User :   yes
User :   mainly the leaft side towards the back side
Doctor :   ok
User :   left*
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and whenever I have headache, I feel drowsy
Doctor :  
is there any XXXXXXXX present before the headache starts? i mean to ask do you know or foretell that your headache might start depending on the symptoms/signs?
Doctor :  
do you feel like vomiting at that time?
User :   I dont feel like vomiting, but my mouth gets a sour taste
User :   sometimes I get burps
Doctor :  
do you see bright flashes of light?
User :   no I dont
Doctor :   is the headache dull headache?
Doctor :  
or is there sharp bouts of pain?
User :   no pains, but I feel gases wala pain
Doctor :  
what time of the day do they come? is there any particular relation to sleep or stress?
User :   so I am kinda confused if this is to do something with the gases
Doctor :   are you taking any medications for these symptoms?
User :   there is no specific time they come
User :   sometime in the morning when I get up, or else in the afternoons
Doctor :  
is there heartburn present? do you feel any burning or sour sensation in chest after food?
User :   I am not taking any medications
Doctor :   or after a fatty meal?
User :   yes I feel teh burning sensation
Doctor :  
do you burp a lot?
User :   but it is a lot in the throat
Doctor :  
is there pain in upper abdomen region?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the pain is once in a while
Doctor :  
or discomfort in upper abdomen region?
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i feel heavy
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
with the history that you have given, your headaches do seem to have a relation with the acidity symptoms that you are having
Doctor :  
i will suggest you a few things to do
Doctor :  
which wil relieve the symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :  
1) avoid fatty food/oily/fried stuff.
Doctor :  
2) take small frequent meals, instead of eating at one time a heavy meal
Doctor :  
spread the entire day's intake into 5-6 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   3). take Syp Digene 20 ml two times a day before food
Doctor :  
continue these for a week
Doctor :  
and report back
Doctor :  
if not better i would recommend a examination by a gastroenterologist
User :   ok.. let em note it
User :   will do that
User :   how about eating curd?
Doctor :  
if taking then take fresh curd
Doctor :  
not the sour one
User :   ok.. or else buttermilk?
User :   would that help?
Doctor :  
buttermilk helps very well
Doctor :  
take it daily
Doctor :  
try having the cold foods more than the hot ones
Doctor :  
be it fruit, vegatable
Doctor :  
avoid taking chapatis or wheat things, as they also can aggravate gas
User :   rice?
Doctor :   avoid taking a lot of potatoes, cabbage and cauliflower
Doctor :   rice is fine
User :   the thing is, I am also over weight
User :   so wont eating rice affect?
Doctor :  
eating rice will affect your overweight status
Doctor :  
but right now you need to take care of gastritis
Doctor :  
then you can slowly move on to weight reduction
User :   ok
User :   fine then
User :   i ll get back to you if this doesnt help
Doctor :  
what is your current weight and height?
User :   height is 5 ft 7 inches
User :   weight is 97
Doctor :  
your ideal weight for height should be below 72 kgs
Doctor :  
you are in the obese side
Doctor :  
take care of the gastritis first
Doctor :  
and we will get back to weight reduction
Doctor :  
you can opt for a diet chart along with fitness exercise for this purpose
User :   yes
Doctor :   and weight reduction for you will require a lot of patience and strictness in adhering to the advises
Doctor :  
right now before you can order for that
Doctor :  
you can try this simple step for two weeks
Doctor :  
take a glass of warm water with a whole o=lemon's juice in it early in morning in empty stomach
User :   sure.. tell me what to do for the next few days
Doctor :  
*lemon
Doctor :  
and make sure to eat small amounts of food
Doctor :  
avoid snacking when you are not that hungry
Doctor :  
also for your gastritis
User :   but wont having 1 whole lemon agravate the acidity?
Doctor :  
make sure you do not leave stomach empty for more than 3 hours
Doctor :  
no lemon is a cold thing and you are taking it with a lot of water
Doctor :   so it will not aggravte
Doctor :  
remember to take fuit juices without sugar
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and also if taking tea/coffee
User :   I have arounf 3 cups of tea every day
Doctor :   take them with skimmed wilk
Doctor :  
and not whole milk
User :   ok
User :   will try doing that, coz most of tea I have at work
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
you try and avoid tea altogether and take fruit juice if you can
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   nope.. thats it for now
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