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Having gastric and indigestion problem. What treatment should be done?

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I have a gastric problem, I have this problem form a very long time , this also got to be associated with the indigestion issues , help me to get this problem fixed
Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 2 hours later
Thanks for writing in.
I would request you to elaborate on the following points which will enable me to answer your querry.
1. Site of pain?
2. Nature of pain?burning or continous in nature
3. Association with food or on empty stomach?
4. Vomiting? Contents either food or not?
5. vomiting of blood?
6. Change in color of stools ? black?
7. Whether any investigation was performed?
8. Specific foods causing the problem?
9. Relieving factors if any?
10. Any medicatons taken?
11. what exactly do you mean by indigestion?
12.weight loss?

With regards
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Follow-up: Having gastric and indigestion problem. What treatment should be done? 16 hours later
1. Gas formation just below chest till intestine ( all most complete stomach)
2. Gastric trouble and burp at time causes pricking effect
3. Biggest trouble I face is gas formation and my stool some times contain vegetables and grams , which is what I meant as a digestion problem.
4. I have not taken any medication , because this has not stopped by regular activities , however I am facing this problem and it is inconvenient.

I dont have any other issues apart from this.
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 5 hours later
Thanks for writing in.
As most of the answers to my questions are negative there does'nt seem to be a serious problem.It appears to be a malabsorption type of a problem.
I would advise the following protocol for 6 weeks.
1. Regular timings of meals.
2. Plenty of water everyday .(at least 2 litres)
3. Plenty of XXXXXXX leafy vegetables.
4. Avoid fat XXXXXXX foods.
5.Avoid refined carbohydrate containing foods like fast foods.
6. Medications
a. Sorbiline (one tablespoon in a glass of XXXXXXX warm water in the morning for 6 weeks)
b. tab. hepa merz (1 tab three times a day after meals for 4 weeks.)
c. tab pancreoflat (1 tab three times aday after meals for 3 wks)
7. Probiotic in the form of yogurts or buttermilk.
8. bananas 1 in the morning with breakfast and one after dinner.
9.Regular exercise (walking for at least 40 minutes daily)
It is preferable to have multiple small feeds rather than large volume feeds.
After 6 wks if you do not feel relieved then a ultrasound of the abdomen may be done.
I hope this answers your querry.
With regards
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Follow-up: Having gastric and indigestion problem. What treatment should be done? 3 minutes later
Thank you Doctor
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 45 minutes later
I appreciate your feedback.
In case you have no more querries I request you to kindly complete the review/feedback section.
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