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No improvement with ayurvedic treatment for indigestion problem. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Proceed with your question.
User:since Last more than six months suffering from indigetion problems, feeling dressyness , sleepy & out of enery . two XXXXXXX back reached to ayuvedic doctor for the same where he has medicated for medicines & panchakarma...still not feeling cure & healthy ??
User:confusion is that this happening due to mental stress or sort of depression ???
Doctor:The symptoms you described are to broad and generalised for me to comment.
Doctor:Can you explain what you meant by dressyness?
Doctor:You mentioned you feel sleepy - do you mean day time sleepiness?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:its dressyness ...energyless..unable to concentrate on any work...nor any event unable to mingle with family ....sleepy feeling is there in day time . ..Not able to sleep at night...once wake up at 4-3:0 A.M. unable to continue the sleep ..
Doctor:Do you become exhausted (fatigue or 'energyless') easily with minimal activities?
Doctor:or does it happen after heavy work as you return home after work?
User:not much...yes some times cming back to home ...more feel sad mood & negative feelings.
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:42 years
Doctor:Have you seen any other doctor besides ayurveda practitioner?
Doctor:May I also know your gender?
User:Male , I have done master helth check up in jume & nov. all report are normal..
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:since more than ten years i am suffering from acidity related problems...
Doctor:Stressor are physical factors or force that affect bodily function whereas depression and anxiety are medical condition that occur from result of various physical as well as mental strains.
Doctor:Therefore i can surely say that you are stressed out; but I cannot label you as depressive on this chat.
User:how to come out from this situation..
Doctor:Now based on the details provided, the symptoms you have may be secondary to lack of sleep, inadequate nutrition or metabolic conditions.
Doctor:All physician would like to exclude these organic condition before concluding your condition as depression related.
Doctor:I suggest you the following:
Doctor:1. A course of proton pump inhibitor drugs such as pantoprazole is used to control hyeracidity and indigestion.
Doctor:I prescribe 40mg tablets once a day for 2 weeks to my patients.
Doctor:You can get a prescription from a local doctor.
Doctor:This should take care of your indigestion.
Doctor:2. As you use medicine, you need to modify your food. Avoid too spicy food; restrict beverages; alcohol drinks and smoking if any should be avoided.
User:what about ongoing treatment for aurvedic medicines ?? should i stop this ?
Doctor:3. Start some exercise - early morning walks, yoga, meditation and so on.
Doctor:They help.
Doctor:If you feel the ayurveda medicines as ineffective, you can stop it.
Doctor:However some ayurveda practitioner believe the effects from those medicine come after prolonged usage.
User:ok ..thanks.
Doctor:I am not an ayurveda expert, therefore i cannot comment if you are on the right medicine or now.
Doctor:Discuss with your treating doctor and take a call.
Doctor:4. Besides these, i also recommend that you see a doctor to help you sleep better.
User:ok will do that..cosult wtih doctor
Doctor:Your symptoms should improve with indigestion correction, proper sleep and exercise.
Doctor:If they don't improve see a physician and rule out other conditions including depression.
Doctor:Hope you agree with me.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no. thanks for your suggetions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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