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Pregnant, stomach pain, heart burning sensation. On iron tablets, diovol syrup. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hello doctor, i'm XXXXXXX I'm 8 months pregnant now and i'm suffering from gastric problem foe past 2 weeks
User:my gynecologist has asked me to avoid taking outside food and has also given a syrup that i need to take before food thrice a day
User:are there any other remedies apart from medicine which would help contol my gastric trouble?
User:Hello dr
User:i have mentioned my problem above
Doctor:Can you explain the symptoms you have?
Doctor:What do you mean by gastric trouble ? do you have abdominal pain or problems with bowel movement?
User:stomach pain and heart burn sensation\
Doctor:May I know what medications are given to you?
User:i'm taking iron tablets for pregnancy, for the gas problem, i ve been prescribed diovol syrup
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:Iron tablets, stress and other cause can cause gastritis.
Doctor:This is a condition that can be prevented using adequate lifestyle and diet modification.
Doctor:Let me suggest you few important dietary changes that will help you.
User:yes dr..
Doctor:1. It is important that you take your meals at regular interval.
Doctor:2. Try small and frequent meals, instead of heavy and large meals.
Doctor:3. Avoid any diet that is hot, spicy and XXXXXXX fried.
User:should i avoid biscuits and cakes?
Doctor:Instead a bland and less spicy diet will be helpful.
User:because i ve been taken them for quite some time..
Doctor:Biscuits and cakes would not be a problem,
Doctor:However restrict taking any beverages such as caffeine, tea and other aerated drinks.
Doctor:5 Dark chocolates too can be avoided.
Doctor:6. After dinner, avoid sleeping immediately.
Doctor:Your last dinner needs to be atleast 2 hours before you hit the bed.
User:is there any time before which i should have my dinner?
Doctor:7. If comfortable, raise your cot at the head end.
User:does having late dinner lead to gastitis?
Doctor:You may raise it for feet above the floor.
Doctor:Sleeping immediately after dinner causes delay in emptying of food from the stomach.
Doctor:This can increase the chances of heart burn.
Doctor:9. The syrup given to you is an antacid and helpful in such instances, you need to take then 30 mins before food for better effectiveness.
User:oh ok...
User:thanks for your time Dr.
Doctor:10. If it is ok with your obstetrician involve in mild physical exercise
Doctor:They will help you.
Doctor:All these measures should be enough to handle the present problem
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:do you have any other query?
User:ya i ve followed. no, i do not have any further queries
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Wish you successful pregnancy and safe delivery.
User:thanks dr.
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