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Having lot of stomach related issues like burps, gases and bad breath. What should I do?

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I am having lot of stomach related issues lately. Like burps, gases and bad breath. What should I do. Should I undergo some kind of tests?
Posted Tue, 2 Jul 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 11 hours later
hi and thanks for contacting XXXXXXX
Burps, gases and bad breath may indicate a reflux disease. This is usually due to a loss of normal antireflux mechanisms present at the junction of stomach and esophagus.
You may try a some lifestyle changes like
- Not lying down for 2 hours after a meal
- Multiple small meals rather than a large meal
- Having the head end of the bed elevated by 10cm
- Doing some diapraghmatic (pranayam) exercises
- Not taking alcohol, painkillers and not smoking
You can XXXXXXX your physician and get a prescription for a PPI and a prokinetics
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