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Acidity problem, indigestion, rarely takes alcohol, home and outside food taken, nausea and diarrhea, burning sensation in throat, taking nexpro. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   hi
User :   my query is what measures can i take to keep away from perpetual acidity problem
Doctor :   I need to know few more things before suggesting you
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   and can indigestion lead to acidity?
Doctor :   Do you smoke OR consume Alcohol ?
User :   ok
User :   28
Doctor :   Do you consume home food or outside food?
User :   Smoke - No
User :   Alcohol - rarely (not consumed in last 6 months)
Doctor :   Do you have meals on regular interval?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you consume home food or outside food?
User :   my routine in general is morning tea with biscuits, munching at ard 11, lunch at 1.30, snacks at 4 (this is not regular) and dinner between 9-10
Doctor :   Ok
User :   home food
User :   but outside food also
Doctor :   Are there any associated symptoms along with acidity like constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomitting?
User :   infact its 50-50
Doctor :   Also the aggravating and relieving factors?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the duration of diarrhea?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nausea, diarrhea
User :   for nausea i take domstal and nexpro for acidity
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for diarrhea i took norflox
User :   it was there last week for 4 days
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel that the previous episode of diarrhea along with nausea and acidity was might be due to bacteria infection.
User :   onething which i would like to add is... there is too much stress at home as well as work
Doctor :   which resolved with norflox medications.
Doctor :   I understand regarding the stress at work and home.
User :   could it be IBS?
Doctor :   I would doubt about IBS as this is the first episode of these symptoms and it got relieved with Norflox.
Doctor :   But it needs to be ruled out.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It would be better to see a gastroenterologist who after complete examination and evaluation would rule out the exact cause and the treatment would follow accordingly.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: User :   how can i ensure that?
Doctor :   1. Consume lots of water and fruit juices(3 to 4 litres/day)
Doctor :   2. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Consume meals on regular intervals.
Doctor :   4. You can continue with nexpro for acidity for 15 days and observe for improvements.
User :   i am very fussy abt vegetables
User :   i have very limited vegetables like green peas, gobi, lady finger etc
User :   i did a 22 day course for nexpro and domstal
Doctor :   It is very important to have green leafy vegetables as they have high fibre contents which would help in water absorption and motility of the gut.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   which got over few days back... felt better but again today i felt that burning sensation near throat... and feel it could be cos of indigetion as no activity post meals
Doctor :   You need to take a walk after meals atleast for 5 to 10 mins.
Doctor :   Regarding NEXPRO, I feel you can still continue it till you see a gastroenterologist and avoid domstal if you do not have any nausea.
User :   ok
User :   so that can be one of hte reasons for that burning sensation in the throat
User :   ok
User :   so instead of nexpro can i have Zintac 300 mg?
Doctor :   ZINTAC 300mg would not be the ideal dose.
Doctor :   You should take 150mg half an hour before food for two times or three times a day depending on the severity of acidity.
User :   so nexpro is fine
User :   shall continue with that
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Yes, twice a day or thrice a day would do depending on the severity of the acidity/
User :   150 mg of Zintac half an hour before meals... rite?
User :   twice a day
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thanks doc... will get back in case if any queries
User :   no that is it
User :   thanks
User :   byes
User :   bye
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