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Diet and lifestyle changes to treat Gastroesophageal reflux disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Actually I am having deep problem due to Gastric issues
Doctor :   ok
User :   but during weekends
Doctor :   ok
User :   I cant sleep properly
User :   after having 2hr of sleep I feel pain in my chest
User :   like something is coming up
User :   then I have to take medicine like Eno
User :   after that when all gas comes out I feel better
Doctor :   Since when are you having it and are you having any
User :   since last 2 month I am having this problem
User :   But nowadays Its unbearable
Doctor :   Do you have any particular time that you have your meals during Night shifts
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   yes
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User :   I smoke regularly
User :   But drinking is once a month
Doctor :   ok
User :   other than these no other addiction
Doctor :   do you have your meals on time
Doctor :   ok
User :   during weekdays I used to take meals at 3.30pm and 1.30 Pm
User :   sorry dinner 11.30 pm
Doctor :   Were you regular on it
Doctor :   or did you have to skip it some time or the other.
User :   But daily I used to go Latrine at night time...Thats became a habbit
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   those habits are more so related to the waking hours so nothing to worry about..
User :   yes I am regular on it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Acidity is related to heartburn and gas formation in stomach
Doctor :   Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acidity is caused by various factors: Doctor :   problem in the functioning of the digestive system
Doctor :   Excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, keeping stomach empty for long time, skipping breakfast causes acidity.
Doctor :   Excessive intake of caffeine also leads to acidity.
Doctor :   Foods which are rich in fats, such as chocolates cause acidity or acid reflux diseases.
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   yes
User :   intake of Cofee is harmfull??
Doctor :   there are few simple things that you can follow like
User :   some times in empty stomach I have to take that
Doctor :   the lesser you consume the better for you..
Doctor :   That should never be done
Doctor :   always eat some thing before you take Coffee.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid eating fried, fatty, junk foods, and excessive chocolates. Eat dinner two to three hours before sleeping time as it keeps you healthy.
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Doctor :   Eat small meals as it helps in digestion. Make a 3 time meal a 5 time meal like dividing it into halves
Doctor :   Avoid eating protein-rich and calcium-rich foods like milk and diary products at night.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Alcohol, caffeine should be a big no in your life for healthy living and acidity control.
Doctor :   Regular practice of in taking one to two glass of water, in early morning is healthy habit and helpful in acidity control.
Doctor :   Holy basil (tulsi) plays an important role in controlling acidity
Doctor :   Take two tablespoon honey with two tablespoon natural cidar vinegar before meal
User :   Actually I am in a quitting mode for Alchohol...only 1 bottle of Beer a month
User :   but for Cofee --yes I have to do it
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   that is a good sign
User :   no thats all...But by following the above my problem will be fixed?
Doctor :   Certainly but need to be regular at it..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   I will refer my friend for sure
Doctor :   Bye for now
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