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Suggest remedies for severe stomach pain

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Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian

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Posted on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 in Ayurveda
Question: Good evening,

Please help me
I have a pain in my stomach. I've been complaining about this pain since 2009. At one point my doctor thought it was my gallbladder, so I got the gallbladder removed on November 2011. This weird pain is a mixture of pressure and burning pain. My stomach gets very hard and the header it gets the more it hurts. Right now is hurting me a lot. The pain starts right under the chest bone and spread all the way to my pelvic bone and to the sides, mostly to the right side.
On 2013 my doctor told me that I have fatty liver tissue, I was also diagnosed with gastritis another doctor told me that I have a hernia in my stomach, but when I visited a surgeon, the surgeon said that I don't have a hernia, he said it looks like diastasis recti. I do feel the separation of my stomach muscles and if I lift my head the center of my stomach pops up and looks like a football ball. The pain is always there sometimes mild sometimes very strong like now.

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Answered by Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
need some information for better assessment

Detailed Answer:
Hai,
Thanks for contacting us.

As you got the problem for years together and i need your endoscopy results and and any other investigation related to your stomach.

And kindly give the response for the following questions:

1.what are the other symptoms do you suffer along with the pain? like (vomiting,regurgitation,indigestion)?

2.what is your occupation and lifestyle?

3.whether the pain is on and off between the years or continuing right from the year 2009?

4.whether the medication prescribed gives some solution or no effect in current medication?

5.Did you ever vomited blood during the course of these pain?

6.Do you feel food and your lifestyles influencing your pain?


7.how about your appetite and bowel movements?


8.Did any physician said you got haitus hernia?( because hernia got many types like umbilical,inguinal) hiatus hernia occur in the lower part food pipe and stomach.

9.when did you noticed that you got a diastasis recti? as it occur in multiple pregnancies?

kindly get back to me with the details for proper assessment.
Regards
Dr.S.Senthilnathan

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian 10 hours later
Good morning Dr. Senthilnathan,

Thanks for helping me with this problem.
Here is the answer to your questions and I am sending you pictures of two endoscopies I had done in the past: on 2010 an endoscopy and on December 2014 an endoscopy and colonoscopy.

I hope to get to the bottom of this problem, because with no diet or exercise I lose weight and my digestion is a mess. My legs get swollen often and after a car accident on 2011 I have a back pain.

1.what are the other symptoms do you suffer along with the pain? like (vomiting,regurgitation,indigestion)?

ALL THIS TIME I VOMITED JUST 3 TIMES, I DON'T VOMIT EASILY.
I GET REGURGITATION SOMETIMES WHEN I EAT CERTAIN FOODS LIKE BEANS, OATS, BEEF (NOT OFTEN, BUT IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES)
I GET INDISGESTION OFTEN AND IT SEEMS TO ME I TAKE LONGER THAN NORMAL TO DIGEST MY MEALS. I TRY TO EAT SMALL, LIGHT MEALS LIKE SALADS, SEVERAL NUTS, APPLES OR PEARS FOR SNACK AND DON'T OVER EAT.

2.what is your occupation and lifestyle?

I AM A BOOKKEEPER AND WORK WITH AN ACCOUNTING FIRM.
DUE TO MY ASTHMA I NEVER HAD A VERY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND COULDN'T PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS, BUT I USED TO WALK 2-3 MILES DAILY BEFORE. NOW I TRY TO INCORPORATE SMALL WALKS IN THE OFFICE OR AT HOME WHEN I AM CLEANING UP, I PLAY MY FAVORITE MUSIC AND DANCE SEVERAL TIMES PER DAY, BUT ADMIT THAT I NEED MUCH MORE EXERCISE. I AM WALKING OR RIDING MY STATIONARY REVERSE BIKE 3 TIMES PER WEEK AND DO 1-2 STRENGTH TRAINING WITH MY TOTAL GYM, BUT I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISES CAN HELP ME TO REDUCE MY STOMACH AND HEAL MY DIASTATIS RECTI.

3.whether the pain is on and off between the years or continuing right from the year 2009?

THE PAIN IS CONSTANT, BUT VARIES IN STRENGTH. ON GOOD DAYS I FEEL THAT LITTLE BURNING PAIN WITH PRESSURE, BUT BY NOW I DON'T LET IT STOP ME; ON BAD DAYS I CAN'T FIND COMFORT SEATING DOWN AND EVEN LYING DOWN IT HURTS A LOT.

4.whether the medication prescribed gives some solution or no effect in current medication?

THE MEDICATION FOR MY STOMACH DOESN'T HELP MUCH. THE OMEPRAZOLE 20MG DOESN'T HELP AT ALL, AND THE RANITIDINE 300MG HELPS SOMETIME, BUT DAYS LIKE YESTERDAY AND TODAY, NONE OF THOSE ARE HELPING.
THE BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE METFORMIN ARE NOT WORKING AS DISIRED EITHER.

5.Did you ever vomited blood during the course of these pain?

NO. THANK GOD I NEVER HAVE VOMIT BLOOD

6.Do you feel food and your lifestyles influencing your pain?

YES, MANY TIMES MY PAIN GETS WORST WHEN I EAT COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES AND MEAT. I'VE NOTICED DISCOMFORT WHEN I EAT MY FAVORITE FOODS: BEANS, OATMEAL, ONIONS, WHOLE WHEAT CREAM, CORN, AND I EVEN STOPPED EATING SOY BECAUSE THAT WAS TOO MUCH.

I AM TRYING TO MOVE AS MUCH AS I CAN, BUT EXERCISING OVER 40 MINUTES MAKES ME FEEL WORST.

7.how about your appetite and bowel movements?

GOOD APPETITE. I AM NOCTURNAL AND WORK BEST AT NIGHT, I AM TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP EARLIER, BUT STILL WAKE UP AND DON'T FEEL HUNGRY UNTIL 2:00PM IR 3:00PM.

MY BOWEL MOVEMENTS ARE NORMAL MOST OF THE TIME, I USUALLY HAVE ONE BOWEL MOVEMENT PER DAY, OCCASIONALLY GET CONSTIPATION AND OFTEN I AM GET DIARRHEA JUST LIKE THAT, FROM BEING "NORMAL" WITH MY LITTLE PAIN AND THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN I HAVE DIARRHEA FOR ONE OR A COUPLE OF DAYS.


8.Did any physician said you got haitus hernia?( because hernia got many types like umbilical,inguinal) hiatus hernia occur in the lower part food pipe and stomach.

NO, MY FAMILY DOCTOR PRESS MY STOMACH AREA A LITTLE BIT AND WHEN HE ASKED ME TO LIFT MY HEAD AND LATER TO GET UP, HE NOTICED THE BULGE ON MY STOMACH AND TOLD ME THAT SEEMS TO BE AN ABDOMINAL HERNIA.

9.when did you noticed that you got a diastasis recti? as it occur in multiple pregnancies?

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT DIASTASIS RECTI UNTIL RECENTLY. AFTER MY SECOND PREGNANCY MY BELLY NEVER RETURN TO NORMAL AND I FEEL BLOATED ALL THE TIME, I AM HOLDING FLUIDS BECAUSE I DRINK A LOT OF WATER, BUT DON'T URINATE A LOT. MY BELLY MAY LOOK LIKE I AM 3 MONTHS PREGNANT ONE DAY, AND LIKE I AM 8 MONTHS PREGNANT THE NEXT DAY! I'VE NOTICE THE MORE IT HURST THE BIGGER MY STOMACH LOOKS.

At this point I don't know what to eat. My favorite foods are out of the question, almost everything I eat makes me feel bloated and full of gas.

Thanks for your help,

Ada
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Answered by Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
need proper lifestyle,sleepand diet pattern

Detailed Answer:


Hai,
Thanks for your reply.

As for the both Abdominal hernia as well as diastasis recti.there is no oral or external medication will help you resolve the problem in ayurveda.you need to go for recommended exercise for the diastasis recti problem.

For all your problems you need proper lifestyle and Recommended Diet Pattern.

As per ayurveda food,sleep,lifestyle will highly influence our digestion as well as our whole body system both physically and mentally. improper sleep timing,irregular diet pattern,heavy food intaake in night will disturb your whole system.

First you need sleep at night,recommended food intake in proper time,healthy lifestyle will leads to keep away from the all the problems.

suffering from gastritis, you can adopt below mentioned dietary and lifestyle changes and take the following herbal supplements to keep yourself comfortable.

Dietary Changes
Bland diet cooked rice and wheat and dal, is perhaps the best diet in gastritis. . Dont take heavy complex food . A snack or small meal every three hours will avoid stomach problems.
Avoid taking heavy meat and non veg for sometimes . You can take steamed nuts,pea nuts and lentils,green gram etc. all fruits and vegetables are recommended. Sour taste fruits should be avoided. if you feel soya is making discomfort kindly avoid it.

Spices and chillies should be avoided. Mild pepper is recommended.

Milk has always been known to relieve pain in the peptic ulcer. Always choose milk instead of coffee or tea.
Caffeine found in coffee and tea, some soft drinks, chocolate and many medications increase stomach acid. Avoiding these substances can, therefore, aid in the healing of gastritis
people with active gastritis have been reported to have low levels of beta-carotene in their stomach. Combining vitamin C rich foods and carotene food lead to improvement in most people with chronic a gastritis.
Avoid tobacco,alcohol in all form.
aspirin and related drugs, can induce or aggravate stomach irritation. People with a history of gastritis should never take aspirin or aspirin-like drugs without first discussing the matter with their doctor.
Mental tension is usually associated with gastritis. Stress,frustration will highly influence stomach acid secretion.

herbal medication:

Licorice root has been traditionally used to soothe inflammation and injury in the stomach. It also stalls the growth of H. Pylori. Take one teaspoonful of this powder and mix with half a teaspoonful of pure ghee and one teaspoonful of pure honey. Take this medicine twice daily on an empty stomach, once in the morning before breakfast and once in the afternoon before tea when the stomach is nearly empty.

Asparagus racemosus (shataavar) is a refrigerant and antispasmodic. It allays internal heat. Several studies have demonstrated that the root of this plant is an effective drug in hyperacidity. Mineral contents, which are biochemically important for the human system, were found in significant concentration in different parts of the herb. This powder should be taken three to six grams, twice daily.

Kindly follow the above advise for the betterment of your symptoms.
Get back to me for Any Clarification.
stay Healthy
Dr.S.Senthilnathan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian 25 hours later
Good evening doctor Senthilnathan,

Thank you very much for your advise, I'll start the diet today and will buy the herbs online.

I'll research what exercises are good to correct the diastasis recti.

Once again, thank you!

Have a good night!

Ada XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
stay healthy

Detailed Answer:
Hai,

Contact me if there any clarification and advise.

Stay healthy
Regards
Dr.s.senthilnathan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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