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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Dear Doctor,
have been fasting because of Ramadan and I have started to have painful and burning stomach aches. What could be causing this and what can I do.
Thanks for reverting asap.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Gastritis and Dyspepsia

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,

I've gone through all your details and appreciate your concern.

Most likely, the problem you are having is called Dyspepsia.

Dyspepsia, in layman's language is known as indigestion. It is a term that describes discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. However, it's not a disease in itself. Dyspepsia is a group of symptoms which often include, nausea and heartburn.When food is not taken properly the acid released in stomach irritaes the mucosal lining of stomach causing pain nausea etc.
Before doing Sehri take-
A proton pump inhibitor like Esomeprazole 40 mg twice daily along with a prokinetic drug (eg.Domperidone). This will provide you symptomatic relief from symptoms of dyspepsia (you may need to obtain prescription for this from your local physician).

Antacid like Pepto bismol can be taken for few days along with it.
Food suggestion.
-Drink chilled milk in morning and in evening.
-No aerated beverages.
- Take light non spicy easily digestible food for few days.
- No Fast food like pizza or burger should be taken.
- Drink a cup of cold milk daily.
- Avoid fatty foods.


Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 2 hours later
I cannot drink milk, it makes me throw up. What else can you recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Drink peppermint tea and chamomile teas frequently.
Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic are good for you.
Take 2 tsf apple cider vinegar once daily at night time.
Broccoli sprouts can be taken.
Yogurt is also an excellent choice to help return gut flora back to normal and level out the balance in the stomach.
Avoid meat and spicy food.
Take simple home cooked low fat food.
Take those medicines before sehri every morning.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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