Your symptoms are indicative of an acid peptic disease
, which could have resulted in stomach or duodenal ulcers. This problem can be due to irregular and unhealthy dietary habits and due to a bacteria called H. pylori in the stomach. It is unlikely to be due to lactose intolerance
is an important factor which increases acidity and causes gastric symptoms.
There are medication which can decrease the excess acid formation in the stomach as well as eradicate the H. pylori infection. Please see a doctor for these medication. Over-the-counter antacids can also provide temporary relief. I would also advise you to follow dietary and lifestyle modifications, in order to tackle this problem:
1) Avoid foods that cause gastric irritation like spicy foods, coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, etc. Smoking
and alcohol are also gastric irritants.
2) Eat at regular intervals and avoid delaying meals.
3) Increase the fibre content in your diet - take more of vegetables and fruits.
4) Avoid eating outside; especially avoid all kinds of junk food and fast foods.
5) Try to have a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and proper sleep habits.
5) Try to avoid stress and try relaxation methods like deep breathing, meditation
, etc. If you are finding it difficult to cope up with the stress, then I would suggest that you seek professional help from a counsellor or a psychiatrist
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar