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Pregnant having acidity. Any safe medication? Need diet advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon.
User:Good aftrnoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Ok, i guess i have spoken to you once
User:Iam sufferring from too much acidity
Doctor:Yes, I remember.
User:iam 5 months pregnant
User:is there any natural ways of remedy of this acidity
User:though my doctor told i can hav gelusil
User:and digene
Doctor:There are some natural ways to reduce it.
User:but is it og to have that 6 times a day?
User:is it ok to have gelusil/digene 5-6 times a day?
User:spcly in this condition of mine
Doctor:It is fine to have Digene/ Gelusil 5-6 times a day.
User:ok,can you suggest some natural ways
Doctor:But I would prefer you to take it much lesser than that.
Doctor:Let me guide you.
User:interestingly when eever i hav soem thing during this acidity of mine,,it goes off for an hour or two. even a cold samosa helps in such situation. Very surprising
Doctor:It is natural to have high acidity during pregnancy, due to the high activity of hormones.
User:but i hav actualy havg food to keep away my acidity ,,,not that iam hungry
Doctor:I understand.
User:plz guide
Doctor:There is normally acid secretion in our stomach whenever we have food, or when we feel hungry.
Doctor:During pregnancy the acid secretion increases.
Doctor:So whenever you eat something, the acidity goes down.
Doctor:You can do the following to reduce the acidity.
Doctor:1. Avoid spicy and oily food.
Doctor:2. See if you are feeling higher incidence of acidity with any particular food, and reduce the intake of that food.
User:no sir,,,thats where the prob
User:whenever there is acidity any kind of food helps me to reduce that
User:even cold samosa
Doctor:3. Samosas are oily and spicy. So even if you feel better at that moment, it will cause acidity after 2 hours.
User:ok,,,then let me tell you even if i hav a bowl of fruits,,the acidity comes back after 2 hrs
Doctor:4. Reduce high starch food such as potatoes.
Doctor:Yes, you are right. Acidity will be there. But fruits will not increase the acid secretion.
User:ok,,got ur point
Doctor:5. Most importantly, you have to have snacks every 2 hours.
User:then,,,wat else i can adpot to wave off acidity. Does AJWIN helps?
Doctor:To prevent gaining more weight, the best food to have would be fruits and vegetables as snacks.
Doctor:And 3 regular meals.
Doctor:Avoid having tea or coffee.
Doctor:Better would be to have green tea, which has antioxidant properties.
Doctor:Ajwain is same as Jeera.
Doctor:Boiled water with jeera in it helps to reduce the acidity.
Doctor:You should also have plenty of water.
Doctor:At least 3 liters of water per day would be sufficient.
Doctor:8 hours of sleep at night and 1-2 hours nap at noon would also help.
User:1 min
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:let me note down
User:wish could take the 2 hours nap in afternoon :)
Doctor:I understand that you are having a job.
User:ok,,let me try doing wat possible
User:ok,,,doc, need to rush for a meeting
User:wil talk later
Doctor:Sure. No problem
Doctor:Hope you have understood the suggestions.
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