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What Causes Abdominal Discomfort After Having Food?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: hi. Lately I just can't eat much. i feel so uncomfortable after eating just a little. I feel uncomfortable around lower esophagus. i would appreciate any insights. thanjs
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Might be GERD, capsule omeprazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome
I have gone through your query .
Based on the information it might be due to GERD.
I would suggest you to take capsule omeprazole 20 mg twice daily half an hour before food for 7 days.

Apart from the medication --
Avoid spicy and oily food for few days till the symptoms are resolved. Avoid or reduce the intake of meat, dairy products, and add more fiber to your diet. Eat lots of salads, vegetables, fresh fruits. Avoid fried and oily food.

Avoid excess consumption of tea/ coffee/ hydrogenated drinks. Avoid smoking and alcohol, if any.

Eat frequent small meals instead of heavy ones and do not starve. Take plenty of water.
Do not lie down immediately after food, walk for 10 to 15 minutes.

Regular exercise is very much essential. Brisk walk every day for 30 minutes in the morning and then slowly increase the duration if time permits. Follow this measures your symptoms should reduce.

Hope this helps, I'll be glad to address your further queries.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Harish Naik (46 minutes later)
thanks. i have been taking omeprazole 40 for a year now because of heartburn. i have been eating one meal a day but I really can't eat that much cause it bothers me. but there are times I do eat more than I should at. one setting I do have like a scratchy type feeling in my right chest when I move
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (26 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow the measures suggested in earlier post, if it doesn't help h pylori infection should be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome
Thank for coming back
I would suggest you to follow the measures as suggested in the earlier post for 15 to 20 days and if that doesn't help we have to rule out h pylori infection.
Hope this helps
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Causes Abdominal Discomfort After Having Food?

Brief Answer: Might be GERD, capsule omeprazole Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome I have gone through your query . Based on the information it might be due to GERD. I would suggest you to take capsule omeprazole 20 mg twice daily half an hour before food for 7 days. Apart from the medication -- Avoid spicy and oily food for few days till the symptoms are resolved. Avoid or reduce the intake of meat, dairy products, and add more fiber to your diet. Eat lots of salads, vegetables, fresh fruits. Avoid fried and oily food. Avoid excess consumption of tea/ coffee/ hydrogenated drinks. Avoid smoking and alcohol, if any. Eat frequent small meals instead of heavy ones and do not starve. Take plenty of water. Do not lie down immediately after food, walk for 10 to 15 minutes. Regular exercise is very much essential. Brisk walk every day for 30 minutes in the morning and then slowly increase the duration if time permits. Follow this measures your symptoms should reduce. Hope this helps, I'll be glad to address your further queries. Take care.