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Cause and tips to overcome stomach ache after lunch - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help, XXXXXXXX ?
User :   Hello Doctor. From the past 3 days after food I am having stomach ache
User :   thats just once in a day
User :   after lunch
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any Vomiting or any other Symptoms that cause you Discomfort in the Stomach
User :   No vomiting..
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Which is the area in the stomach that hurts you the most
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I am back
Doctor :   Hello. Is there any burning sensation in your stomach?
User :   The area of stomach is top to middle area.
User :   the pain is there only for sometime
User :   after lunch
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   no nothing..
Doctor :   Please provide these details Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   Age 29, Male, XXX
User :   Single
User :   74 kgs and 5 feet 11 inch
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   No nothing else
Doctor :   Is there any burning in your cheast or upper abdomen?
Doctor :   chest
User :   upper abdomen slightly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The most common reason is acidity.
Doctor :   Do you take your meals at regular timings?
User :   I actually take meals at around 12:15 at home and at office its 12:30 to 12:40
Doctor :   Do you have a lot of stress at work?
User :   No not currently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   did you eat any spicy or exotic foods recently?
User :   But doctor acidity starts before lunch ..if I am right
User :   spicy..i dont remmber so much..
Doctor :   It depends on the type of food you consume.
Doctor :   Excess spicy foods increase the acidity after taking them.
Doctor :   Are your bowels regular?
User :   I am having slight loose motions
Doctor :   I suggest that you take a Syp. XXX 2 tsfs thrice daily after each meal.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You should also completely avoid spicy and oily foods for 2-3 weeks and then once the problem is resumed, try to
Doctor :   introduce them gradually into your diet.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Avoid outside food and fast foods completely.
User :   Doctor is there any major concern
Doctor :   Take small frequent meals with snacks in between.
User :   I get actually very worried when the stomach pain comes
Doctor :   No, this usually needs a lifestyle modification.
Doctor :   That is sufficient in 85% of cases.
User :   I am asking this because my father passes away recently because of lymphoma
Doctor :   Is the motion watery or solid?
Doctor :   Firstly any cancer would take a long time to manifest in your age. Secondly, improper diet may be the only reason.
Doctor :   Can you describe whether the motion is semisolid or watery?
User :   I am just getting very worried. I dont know how to say
Doctor :   Ok
User :   motion is semi solid
Doctor :   I understand. But your condition probably signifies a GI upset with acidity rather than anything else.
User :   Ok..Doctor
Doctor :   I suggest that you take the Gel I gave you or any other antacids available.
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   Also, avoid all outside foods, junk and fast foods.
User :   ya i am just eating at home
Doctor :   Take a bland diet for a few weeks say 2-3 weeks.
User :   Ok..
User :   how about just plain butter milk -rice
Doctor :   Avoid coffee and tea.
User :   Ok..
User :   ya i think today after i drank tea it started
Doctor :   You can take dal-sabji if made with less oil and spice.
User :   k..
Doctor :   Chew your food slowly and thoroughly. Allow time for leisurely meals.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Avoid soft drinks
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Wait to lie down until at least two hours after eating.
Doctor :   Create a calm environment at mealtime. This may help relieve stress-related indigestion.
User :   Ok Doctor
User :   Ok
User :   but I want to tell you one thign doctor
Doctor :   Try relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation if you have any stress.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   This happens only after lunch
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not after breakfast or dinner
Doctor :   What do you take during lunch usually?
User :   My mother is giving me lunch box
User :   with rice
Doctor :   ok
User :   only rice
Doctor :   Is the curry or sambar very spicy?
User :   She gives me sambar rice and butter milk rice
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sambar is slightly but not so much
User :   night also I have the same thing
User :   but nothing happens in the night
User :   after dinner
Doctor :   DO you strain a lot in your work or is it a desk job?
User :   It is a desk job
User :   just sitting and working..
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   The most common reasn could be stress associated at work, you probably have a more relaxed meal at home.
User :   ya thats right Doctor
User :   I have a very relaxed dinner
User :   talking to my mother and sister and watching tv
Doctor :   Then I suggest that you try to follow the tips I gave you including the relaxation methods and see for a week.
Doctor :   If the symptoms still dont subside, you may need stronger antacids. There is nothing really to worry about.
User :   Thanks Doctor..
Doctor :   The most common reasons for pain after food are plain acidity, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and all these can be perfectly managed with medicines and life style modifications.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   Nothign Doctor
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   So should I take the XXX still
User :   after lunch
Doctor :   Better to take an antacid for a few days, not more than a week till the pain subsides and then you can stop.
User :   Ok..Doctor
User :   But the issue is
Doctor :   Anything else XXX ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Nothign doctor
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Do go on, you were about to say something?
User :   i was about to say that the day before I was fine at home even at lunch time. Its only from yesterday once i came to office that I am seeign this after lunch time
Doctor :   Ok, just observe with the tips I gave you and take the antacids.
User :   Ok..Doctor
Doctor :   Everything will be fine.
Doctor :   ANything else that you would like to know about?
User :   Nothing Doctor Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   Bye XXX .
User :   Bye doctor
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