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Acid peptic disease and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son (21yrs old) feels nauseous (sweaty, anxious) if he doesnt eat every 3 hours or so. He wakes up in the middle of the night feeling this way as well...and eats. He has put on 15lbs since mid he finds himself eating 6+ times a day. He has gone from 185lbs to 200lbs (he is 5'10")
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Does he have burning pain n the chest ?
User :   not that he mentioned...although, he did mention that he woke up with his heart 'racing' the other evening..
Doctor :   ok, does he burp a lot ? Belching ?
User :   not that I am aware of ...
Doctor :   he needs an endoscopy to rule out Acid peptic disease which i suspect it to be
Doctor :   i would advise you to take him to a gasteroenetrologist for the same
User :   ok...will look into this. if it is acid peptic disease...course of action...cure?
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help with ?
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   i will tel
User :   He has schedule an appt med center with a dr who's specialty is internal medicine...however, is there a cure for acid peptic disease, if indeed it is this?
Doctor :   get an endoscopy done if it shows gastritis then treatment would be with simple antacids / if it shows gastric ulcers then he may need to be put on long term Proton pump inhibitors
Doctor :   yes, there is a cure
Doctor :   but the condition is recurrent if food habits not changed
User :   what causes this?
Doctor :   Anxiety , stress, irregular food habits, any long term medications , prolonged use of pain killers etc
User :   ok...thank you...
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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