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Gas and acidity, improvement in daily diet recommended - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hii
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   doctor i am 26 years old. and from last 2 years getting a pot belly.
User :   problem is there is no weight gain. and no fat accumulation.
User :   it is more of a gas and acidity problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Were you diagnosed with gastric acidity?
User :   i havnt got myself tested for it. but i think i am
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems apart from these
User :   no.

Doctor :   like lack of appetite, lack of sleep
Doctor :   Are you feeling excessive stress about anything in these days
User :   lack of sleep. no.
Doctor :   Do you exercise regularly?
User :   lack of appetite well no . but i do try to eat less from last couple of weeks. sometimes
Doctor :   what is your profession?
User :   strees i bit you can say not much. . exercise not regular. but i do cycling a bit daily
User :   Profession IT
Doctor :   How many hours do you work per a day ?
User :   about 9 hour( if you are asking about profession)
User :   exercise mostly like 30 minutes cycling
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   what is your daily routine diet?
User :   breakfast mostly skip.( do drink like ice tea in office) , Lunch mostly subway sandwich or sometimes pasta./ dinner plain roti with dal/sabzi.
Doctor :   do you eat sandwiches daily for your lunch?
User :   like 3 days a week.

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Let me explain about your condition
User :   ok

Doctor :   Most of the times because of lack of physical activity , abdominal muscles become less tonic and it appears as pot belly, eventhough there is less fat
Doctor :   So , Its better to do some exercise daily ,
User :   okk.
Doctor :   if possible in between your working hours
User :   understood.
Doctor :   otherwise in evenings
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So that your abdominal muscles will regain their tone and you will get rid of that pseudo fat belly
User :   actually i was concerned about acidity because i do get burps after eating sometimes. or like when i drink coke or stuff liek that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you tried any medication for that ?
User :   no

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First step in acidity is modification of lifestyle
Doctor :   You are skipping you breakfasts most of the times
User :   yes.
Doctor :   it will aggravate your acidity
Doctor :   Normal dietary plan should be ,
Doctor :   You have to take Good breakfast,which keeps away you from starving
User :   okk .

Doctor :   And you can have moderate amount of food for your lunch
Doctor :   Low calorie food for dinner.
Doctor :   It is better to take some fruit juice along with your dinner
Doctor :   ok
User :   okk. you mean fresh juice or i can used canned ones?
Doctor :   you are suffering from acidity so , Its better to avoid food products which contain coke /caffeine /chocolate
Doctor :   i prefer fresh juice ,
User :   okk thanks.

User :   just a question is ice tea safe?
Doctor :   because you will get lot of antioxidats from fresh fruits
User :   and also is there no need of a specific medicine aloung with above dietery plan?
Doctor :   Tea is better for health , if you take it limited number of times
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   First you have to try with this dietary modification ,
User :   okk thanks doctor. will start fromt oday only.
Doctor :   IF your problem still persists, then it the time to swith over to drugs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You have to start Omeprazole 20 mgdaily once before your breakfast with empty stomach
Doctor :   you have to take it atleast for 3 - 4 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   If still problem persists,
Doctor :   then you need a physical examination by doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   So , Its better to start your lifestyle modification first
Doctor :   lifestyle modification: Doctor :   dietary modification as i said
Doctor :   Daily exercise, which release endorphins and keep you away from stress
User :   okk.
Doctor :   Is there anythings else that i can help with you?
User :   no doctor. i will change as per you said and than maybe get back to you after couple of weeks

Doctor :   ya i appreciate your decision .
Doctor :   keep me updated , so that i can suggest you properly.
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