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Has difficulty breathing after eating. Suggest?

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My mother has difficulty breathing after eating .. What do you suggest ?
Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Overweight or gastritis can be the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I would like to know some more details on your mother's condition.

Is she over weight ?
Does she feel nauseous or vomit after food intake?
Is she an asthmatic ?
Is she on any medications?

Waiting for your response,
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Follow-up: Has difficulty breathing after eating. Suggest? 10 hours later
she is overweight yes .. her height is 162 cmand weight 71 kg .. she doesnt feel anything from what you said and she is not asthmatic
 
 
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
Overweight could be the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the information.

Based on the above history, I consider there is no need to worry. The breathlessness your mother has after taking food could be a secondary effect of being overweight. Also a milder form of gastritis can be existent which aggravates such symptoms.

I suggest you to give her fiber XXXXXXX foods or fiber supplements like ISOBGOL one spoon mixed in milk or water soon after food. This will improve the stomach transit time and prevent such chest compression symptoms.

Hope, I answered your query.

Regards,
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