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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hii keep burping day and night, no matter what i eat or don't eat. Usually, I feel some fluttering in my abdomen or my heart seems to miss a beat, followed by burps. The stomach area feels bloated. I have been for gastroscopy, colonoscopy, heart echo, angiogram, liver scan, food allergy tests, "leaky gut" test and hormone test. All normal. At the advice of the surgeon, I have switched to a temporary 1 month no-fibre diet during the last 3 weeks after a haemorroid ligation. Even though I am not eating veg, legumes, etc. I am still burping continually. The skipped heart beat tires me. What should I do?
Doctor :   hello
User :   thanks for attending to my query
Doctor :   give me a min, let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   53 female
User :   weight 40 kg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   no
User :   i dont eat pork, seafood except fish with scales and fins
Doctor :   any other medical condition you have ?
User :   recently bleeding piles, but that's settled now with the pile ligation
User :   oesteopenic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and any medications are you on ?
User :   no
User :   supplement L-glutamine and probiotic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well let me advice you few things that you should follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   before you that have you been on antacids before ?
User :   a few rounds of losec, gascoal,
User :   but stopped that as it is only temporary relief
Doctor :   ok i now want you to take 14 days course of PRILOSEC 20 MG
Doctor :   you should take one a day
Doctor :   in the afternoon
Doctor :   and also
Doctor :   1) Increase the amount of fluid you drink, especially water. Avoid carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Doctor :   2) Avoid foods that cause gas, such as beans, broccoli, cabbage, and AAAAAAA The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person
Doctor :   3) Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.
Doctor :   4) Chew your food thoroughly before you swallow.
Doctor :   5) Avoid drinking through a straw.
User :   take 8 glasses of water every day. i dont drink anything else except honey occassionally. i have been doing all that you said as I have been searching advice on the internet too. Please continue.
Doctor :   i am telling you as a health care professional
Doctor :   since all your tests have been normal
Doctor :   but do take the 14 days of PRILOSEC 20 mf
Doctor :   mg
User :   why does the heart seem to miss a bit?
Doctor :   did you got a EKG done ?
User :   ECG? Yes
Doctor :   and all ok ?
User :   doc said VT
User :   ventricular tarchycardia
Doctor :   any medications given for it ?
User :   half tab of sotacol
User :   which i dont take cos i dont think its the heart problem
Doctor :   well if the ECG has shown a VT then you should be on the medication
User :   is it serious?
User :   is it related to the gas problem?
Doctor :   it can lead to complications if you neglect it
User :   i see
Doctor :   its the reason for your skipped beat
Doctor :   so please dont ignore the medication
User :   not due to the gas pressing on the diaphragm?
Doctor :   it has no relation to the gas
Doctor :   ECG only checks for the heart
User :   can VT be cured?
Doctor :   you take the PRILOSEC course you will get relief
User :   any side effect of prilosec?
Doctor :   no not at all
Doctor :   vt is managed by medications
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