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Have acidity problem. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 1980
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User:hello sir..
User:wanted to enquire about acidity problem
Doctor:May I know your age, and how long have you had this issue ?
User:my age is 32..and this issue is persisting for more than 6 months
Doctor:please mention your current symptoms ? any pain, nausea, vomiting, abdomimal pain, etc ?
User:nothing like this....
User:feels awful
Doctor:You can try Gelusil MPS syrup OR tABLETS, after meals
User:ok, why is this persisting, may i know the reason
Doctor:all of this is due to excess acid secretion , which is due to diet issues
Doctor:every body is different
Doctor:some are used, to eating spicy fat foods and have no issues
Doctor:others, cannot tolerate it
User:do i need to take any pre-caution or change in fooding habits
Doctor:yes, avoid, eating spicy fat foods
Doctor:drink milk, and water more , to help reduce the symptoms
User:but it happens even whin i dont eat spicy fat food..
Doctor:do u drink, more tea, cofee , alcohol, etc or do u smoke ?
User:i used to smoke...left 3 weeks back....tea, coffee, alchoal is in moderation
Doctor:in that case, you need to reduce intake of them
Doctor:drinking them, does increase the acid production
Doctor:choose foods that are low fat, as these will help to control the production of acid in your stomach.
Doctor:Foods such as broccoli, beans, peas, cabbage and fruit with peals can cause discomfort, so avoid them
Doctor:include 6-8 glasses of water a day as well as some low acid fruit drinks.
Doctor:Eat antioxidant foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes), and vegetables (such as squash and bell peppers).
User:ok, thank you
Doctor:You are most welcome
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