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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   It's been 2 years since my last endoscopy. So I got it done recently with the same results I have mild inflammation of the stomach. No hpolyri, he wasnt sure of the cause of my inflammation but said maybe acid since I went to see him due to burping. I have cut out tomatoes all acidic foods and my guess is that to really heal this you have to eat pretty bland. He told me to take prilosec 2 a day for 3 months and see if it clears up. For the past 2 years I didn't take it everyday I just sorta took it when I felt burping coming on. Will this go away if i follow this for 3 months? Or am I doomed to take acid reducers and eating bland forever?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Mild inflammation could be functional rather than an infection as such
Doctor :   What are the symptoms you face usually, is it only burping?
User :   fuctional ok
User :   mostly a lot of burping
Doctor :   O

Doctor :   Ok
User :   some bloating
Doctor :   Do you pass a lot of gas?
User :   I can burp until I vomit if the burps get real bad
Doctor :   Ok

User :   not a lot of gas but its there
Doctor :   May I know your age, height and weight?
User :   28 female 5'3 125ibs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you exercise?
User :   iw as told i had mild inflammation 2 years ago... i was then only 26
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   What kind of exercise you do and how often?
User :   mostly cardio, and weights 3-4 times a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Concentrate well on treadmill
User :   im overall in shape but a little tiny flab in the thigh and stomach working on that but its not real bad
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you doing that?

User :   yes
User :   im on the treadmill a lot
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   How about dietary habits?
User :   I eat okay.. i cut out all the bad and acidic foods and even meats
User :   Im going to go vegeterian if i have to
Doctor :   Ok, that is good

Doctor :   use raw onion in your diet,if you are familiar with it
User :   onion isnt it acidic?
Doctor :   Raw onion is good
User :   ok
Doctor :   to increase your stomach motility
User :   how can i calm the inlammation?
Doctor :   and helps in digestion
Doctor :   for calming the inflammation
Doctor :   you should avoid stimulant foods
User :   stimulant?
Doctor :   mainly junk food, non vegetarian, hot, sour and spicy foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   includes alcohol, smoking as well(if you are in the habit)
User :   no
Doctor :   Fine
User :   will this be long term usual if you have mild inflammation
Doctor :   also take good amount of curd and cold milk
User :   ahh im lactose intolerant
Doctor :   No, it shall settle easily
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, fine, then milk products are not applicable
User :   i do soy
Doctor :   avoid coffee
User :   yes i do not
User :   no teas
User :   no soda
Doctor :   high protein foods might be difficult to digest
User :   what should i take for this
User :   in herbal or medical?
Doctor :   meaning for gastric inflammation
User :   yes and acid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for that medicine wise
Doctor :   the one you are taking now, that is Prilosec is good
User :   ok
User :   and do you feel 3 months is enough or some long term
Doctor :   you should take it 40 mg per day for 1 month continuously, do discuss it with your doctor
Doctor :   as a prescription is better
User :   ok
User :   yes he offered nexium too
Doctor :   Nexium is more potent
User :   will i have to avoid tomatos even after this month? and acidic food forever
Doctor :   tomatoes, keep it minimum

User :   ok
Doctor :   no need to avoid it completely as such
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   should i take a probiotic
Doctor :   Probiotic, good question
Doctor :   since you cannot take milk products, it is good option
User :   ok

Doctor :   especially curd is good in probiotics, but since you cannot take
Doctor :   you should take probiotics
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