Suggest Treatment For Acid Reflux
needs to be addressed as soon as possible
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It can understand the fear that can occur as a result of a strangling sensation but it needs to be addressed as soon as possible or it may become very difficult to overcome.
Treatment would require both medical and psychological therapy to get over the fear because it is a combination of both causing it.
The severe reflux can cause a sticking sensation, acid taste in the mouth, regurgitation of food/drink, burning pain and feeling as though food is stuck but there is also a psychological component to your lack of eating, there is a psychological component to all fears and phobias.
You can be given a host of medications but if this is not supported by counselling even for a short period of time, may not be effective.
Soft foods and drinks can be used now. Use drinks such as ensure or any very high calorie drink that may be able to temporarily replace a meal.
You know that these drinks would not cause choking or strangling because they are liquids.
Use small amounts at a time if you are scared, use 1 tsp to 1 tbs every few minutes till you complete the drink. This way you get some nutrition.
For a reflux, you can consider a combination of medication (ppi, H2) that way you may not need a high dose of either. The combination may be effective.
If this is not an option then tums or a magnesium or aluminum based product can be used
Need to see your doctor as soon as possible to let him or her know about the fear so he or she can refer you to a doctor (psychologist) for assessment and counselling.
The counselling would in the form of cognitive behavioral therapy which looks at thoughts and ideas that affect our perception/attitude.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
smaller portions, try glycerna
You can try glycerna or other drinks that are for diabetics
Use smaller amounts of food, small portions, this would reduce reflux.
Also eliminate spices, mint, tomato, onions, caffeine, citrus drinks
Please feel free to ask anything else
you can make a home nutrition drink
Yes, you can make a nutrient drink at home till you are able to use solid food but this is only a temporary measure.
You would need to speak to your doctor about the phobia so that you can use solid food.
The decreased intake of solids would impact on your bowel movements. Liquids alone or primarily consistently are not enough for good bowel movements.
Unfortunately this test would not give an absolute idea of digestion, only your body's blood sugar response to the food used. It may be able (the 2 hour value) to determine if you are diabetic or at risk. This is because it looks at how your body's insulin is responding to the food used.
There are specific tests that are used to check gastric emptying.
There are specific values for fasting and 2 hour blood sugar. The 2hour reading would be in the pre diabetic range. This means that the person is not a diabetic but at risk of becoming a diabetic at some point
If you are already known to be a diabetic, a 2 hour of 189 is high, it should be less than 140.
consider an allergy tests
Anaphylaxis is a very severe allergic reaction requiring hospital emergency management in the vast majority of cases so if a reaction of some sort has resolved on its own with no epipen (used in persons with very severe allergies) involved- then it is unlikely anaphylaxis
An allergy test would be the best way to determine if there are any food allergies. Allergy tests can check for a wide range of foods.
IN most persons, allergies to foods do not usually present with reflux symptoms. Usually have skin symptoms (itching, rash, swelling, weals), abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea etc
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