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Suggest effective medicine to get relief from acid reflux

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Lots of gas rumblings and movement that seem to trigger heart skips? I do suffer from acid reflux and have had chemo.
Mon, 4 Feb 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 4 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us

Increased acid production in stomach can result in gas production, which is leading to the gas rumblings.
You are already taking Zantac which contains Ranitidine, an antacid.
I would suggest that you can add Domperidone 10 mg along with ranitidine. This will help in relieving your symptoms of acid reflux. Take medicines after discussing with your treating doctor.

Also follow healthy lifestyle and some dietary precautions like :-
1. Avoid gas producing foods like peas and legumes, etc.
2. Do not miss a meal.
3. Avoid spicy and oily foods.
4. Do not eat fast or talk while eating as this result in swallowing more air while eating.
5. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
6. Avoid emotional/mental stress.

If you are feeling that your heart is often skipping a beat, get an EKG/ECG done and get yourself examined by a physician. Gas production is not related to skipped beats

I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any query, I would be happy to help.
Thanks.
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