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Cause of GERD and proper diet for recovery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   hello.
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I have GERD
Doctor :   Since when are youhaving it?
User :   For one week now
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have stopped drinking and smoking for a week now
User :   But I am vegeterian and ...
User :   I eat lot of spicy food..I do not know why this started now at the age of 25
Doctor :   give me your age , height and weight?
User :   age:25 weight: 115 height:5'2
Doctor :   115kgs?
User :   115 lbs
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Causes for GERD
Doctor :   1) smoking
Doctor :   2) alcohol
Doctor :   3) stress
Doctor :   4)\Obesity
Doctor :   5) too much of coffee or spicy food.
User :   So I can never drink again?
Doctor :   6) medications
User :   I am also taking Nexium
Doctor :   How much amount of alcohol do you take and how often?
User :   once a week and about two beers
Doctor :   ml?
User :   reg beer..12oz
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   do you have any of the risk factors i have mentioned above?
User :   Nope..I am under weight
User :   I do not stress much because I excersie lot
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   also I should mention..I need to go to the bathroom..after I eat within 10 min after I finish my meal
Doctor :   smoking , alcohol , too much of coffee or spicy food.?
User :   Spicy food yes
User :   I am ..that all we eat
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   smoking ?
User :   I stopped..I smoked hookah but have not stopped
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   coffee?
User :   Once a week
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy food for 4 weeks from now.
User :   how about cheese
Doctor :   Since when are you taking Nexium ?
Doctor :   You can take cheese.
User :   about five days ago
User :   Also I took a EKG test..and passed
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you stay awake late night?
User :   Yes I do
User :   like around 2am
Doctor :   Avoid it for some time now.
Doctor :   What reason?
User :   Studying or just watching movies...I can not fall sleep it hard
Doctor :   you have to sleep early.
Doctor :   Follow the following steps.
User :   How did this happen to me at a young age. I am only 25
Doctor :   1) continue with Nexium for 1 more week.
Doctor :   It can happen at any age.
Doctor :   take nexium before breakfast.
Doctor :   2) take tums syrup after 3 meals.
Doctor :   3) avoid staying awake late night.
Doctor :   4).Avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy food for 4 weeks from now.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   Yes..How about cheese
Doctor :   You can take it.
User :   Also..what is staying up late in your terms?
Doctor :   Go to bed before 10 to 11 pm.
Doctor :   get 8 hours of sleep.
Doctor :   avoid free sugar products .
User :   Should I finish the nexuim? What do you mean by free sugar?
Doctor :   Take it for 1 more weeks.
Doctor :   free means simple sugar.
User :   My doctor told me to finish it
Doctor :   How many are left?
User :   about 11
Doctor :   finish it.
User :   so can this be cured?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   But if you don't avoid the risk factors .
Doctor :   it can resurface.
User :   I see...
User :   Is eating cheese ok and driking milk
Doctor :   Don't take it in large quantity.
User :   is GERD the reason why my bowl movement is yellow?
Doctor :   It is usually yellow.
Doctor :   since when have you noticed it?
User :   I really do not know
Doctor :   It is usually yellow or little brown.
User :   I see
User :   Doctor, why do I have to sleep early
User :   If I sleep at 2 and wake up 10
Doctor :   Since when are you having this complaint?
User :   about a week ago
Doctor :   Are you having any stress ful situation?
Doctor :   like exam or school project.
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