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Date : 14-May-2014
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User:Hi Dr
User:I am having some recurring problem
Doctor:Tell me
User:pls suggest some solution
User:facing acidity problem from a long time
User:use to take gintac or rantac
Doctor:Are these not helping you any more?
User:but it is regular problem
User:not really
User:and i am worried as many people are telling taking antacids for long time is not good
Doctor:I see. There are stronger medications. But before I simply tell you to take one of them. May I ask if you have been tested for H. Pylori?
User:also i have stomac burning , pain and vomiting tendency very frequesntly
Doctor:ok. Give you're symptoms I would strongly suggest you go get tested for H. Pylori and a local Lab.
User:what is that
Doctor:In the meantime you can take Razo_easy sachets twice daily until your symptoms are controlled
Doctor:So H. Pylori is a bacteria, when it infects the stomach it causes extreme acid issue
User:what is the test exactly?
Doctor:and needs a special set of antibiotics to get rid of it
User:i have gaststris also
Doctor:The test is a blood test called IgG H.pylori Antibody test
Doctor:now. Razo sachets and drugs like Pantodac and Omez are all stronger scid blocking meds
User:stomac burning and vomoting tendency is also for this????
Doctor:yes, the symptoms of burning and nausea can be due to the infection
User:thanks so much
Doctor:so start the stronger ant-acids, get to a lab and test for H. Pylori and once that is back we will see what needs to be done next
User:nothing related to gastric right?
Doctor:This is a gastric issue
Doctor:the infection is in the stomach.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:that is for gastric ulsar or the bacteria
Doctor:Gastric Ulcers are CAUSED by this H. Pylori Bacteria
User:then will do the test and get back to u
User:will the test lab do the test without physical prescription?
Doctor:Call and ask, most of the time they will.
Doctor:Otherwise you will need to find your family doc and get a prescription
User:ok thanks
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