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Suggest Remedies For Stomach Upset And Heartburn

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I am having gas that makes my stomach upset and seems to at times cause loose bowel movements. I also have some discomfort in heartburn and burp a lot. This is not normal for me but has become so over the past year or so.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Vasudha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Expert advise & personal care would help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for the query through Health care magic. I have read & understood your problem.
You have frequent stomach upsets with gas, burping, heart burning & loose motions in between. You did not have any digestive problems in past, so these symptoms at your age point to-
- faulty eating habits ( eating hurriedly , without proper chewing ( some teeth problem)/ drinking water fast, chewing gum- cause more air swallowing )/ eating irregularly/ excessive eating or fasting/ spicy foods, or eating food items producing more gases- like starchy food, sprouts/
- less water or fibers in food
- Alcohol, tobacco smoking
- Lack of exercises & sedentary life style.
- Infections/ infestations of GI tract.( amoebic, bacterial, viral, worm infestations ),
H pylori infection. more possible with heart burn & belching
- Diabetes can cause sluggish intestinal movements ... less digestion of food & more gas production with occasional loose motion.

* to find exact cause I would advise for a detailed assessment of your health with necessary investigations by a physician/ gastroenterologist.
Management would be cause specific . Specific medications along with few life style changes would help.

* life style changes-
- Having a regular eating schedule( small servings more frequently- every 3 hours )-- with sufficient nutritive & fresh food & fibers, Avoid spicy food, tea, coffee, alcohol or fasting
- drink clean, fresh water in sufficient amount ( 10- 12 glasses in a day. )
- Regular walking exercises/ yoga exercises.Avoid sleeping immeiately after eating.
-Take advised treatment regularly to combat infection/ sugar control
- Be active & positive / avoid psychological stress.

* Thus your own efforts & treatment offered by expert would help you to get rid of your digestive problem.

I hope the answer was both informative & useful to you. any follow up query is welcome.

Thanks.

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Suggest Remedies For Stomach Upset And Heartburn

Brief Answer: Expert advise & personal care would help. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for the query through Health care magic. I have read & understood your problem. You have frequent stomach upsets with gas, burping, heart burning & loose motions in between. You did not have any digestive problems in past, so these symptoms at your age point to- - faulty eating habits ( eating hurriedly , without proper chewing ( some teeth problem)/ drinking water fast, chewing gum- cause more air swallowing )/ eating irregularly/ excessive eating or fasting/ spicy foods, or eating food items producing more gases- like starchy food, sprouts/ - less water or fibers in food - Alcohol, tobacco smoking - Lack of exercises & sedentary life style. - Infections/ infestations of GI tract.( amoebic, bacterial, viral, worm infestations ), H pylori infection. more possible with heart burn & belching - Diabetes can cause sluggish intestinal movements ... less digestion of food & more gas production with occasional loose motion. * to find exact cause I would advise for a detailed assessment of your health with necessary investigations by a physician/ gastroenterologist. Management would be cause specific . Specific medications along with few life style changes would help. * life style changes- - Having a regular eating schedule( small servings more frequently- every 3 hours )-- with sufficient nutritive & fresh food & fibers, Avoid spicy food, tea, coffee, alcohol or fasting - drink clean, fresh water in sufficient amount ( 10- 12 glasses in a day. ) - Regular walking exercises/ yoga exercises.Avoid sleeping immeiately after eating. -Take advised treatment regularly to combat infection/ sugar control - Be active & positive / avoid psychological stress. * Thus your own efforts & treatment offered by expert would help you to get rid of your digestive problem. I hope the answer was both informative & useful to you. any follow up query is welcome. Thanks.