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Lifestyle modification for GERD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i helpyou
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   pls tell me
User :   can I ask the problem of gastro enterology
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   pls go ahead
User :   last few months I was suffering from some dicomfort in my stomach that is a kind of burni9ng sensation just below my chest. And I consult with my local physician he prescribed some medicine for GERD . and I took the medicine and it became cured but now from last two month I was feeling a very burning sensation again
Doctor :   k
User :   and I consulted the doctor again he adviced me to take treatment for ulcer that is 14 days regimen
User :   and i tokk the medicine and after that he prescribed collodial bismuth for 4 weeks
Doctor :   i think you have followed the most important part.
Doctor :   the diet
Doctor :   lifestyle modification
User :   now 3 weeks over. And when I was taking the bismuth treatment i felt ok. I stopped the medicine day before yesterday then today onwards I came bnack to the same situation I.E.Burning sensation in upper stomach miostly just below the right rib cage.
Doctor :   have followed the most important part.
the diet
User :   I was 79 k g and I planned to reduce my weight then I started walking intensively in the morning after that only all these problems started
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits? If yes how much/how often?
User :   what may be the problem is it hayatal hernia? I am a teetotaller and non smoker.
Doctor :   GERD requires only lifestyle modification
User :   But is it GERD? or any Serious problems?
Doctor :   that will require an X-ray to confirm
User :   pardon
Doctor :   no it only requires
User :   I am aged 32
Doctor :   X-ray for the hiatal hernia
Doctor :   pls fill the form tellme when done mean while ill type your diet and changes that you need to make
User :   are you meant the BARIUM X ray
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   barium meal study
Doctor :   need to take a meal 5 times a day not that you need to eat more but divede and every time you feeelthe burning eat something solid that will
Doctor :   nullify the acid that is secreted
Doctor :   Excess acid is the cause in your case so reducing it with food will be the key, avoid
User :   and what about X ray
Doctor :   oily foods and faty meals,
Doctor :   24hr ph study will be done before that then only the barium study
Doctor :   24 hr ph to find the total acid that is secreted.
Doctor :   avoid peppermint
User :   ok How can I do it
Doctor :   fried items
Doctor :   you can go to the gastroentrologist
Doctor :   he will refer you to that investigation
Doctor :   you can discuss with him about it too
User :   ok thank you so much. So you mean my local physician will not be able to solve these things? Whether my medication become waste?
Doctor :   thanks
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