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What causes acid peptic disease?

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Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2016
Question: What is acid peptic disease?
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Answered by Dr. Sonia Raina (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Details about acid peptic disease

Detailed Answer:
Hello, greetings!
Thanks for posting your query on hcm.
Acid peptic disease is a condition where there is excessive secrection of gastric acid secretions and counteracting mechanisms like mucus production are not effective enough. This excessive acid secretion irritates the mucus lining and causes discomfort and pain.
Chronic acid peptic disease is linked to ulcers as well. Treatment includes determining and removing the causative factors, medical line of treatment usually includes proton pump inhibitors and diet and lifestyle modification.
If you have any further doubts/ queries, you may get back to me.
Regards,
Dr. Sonia
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Follow up: Dr. Sonia Raina (1 hour later)
Thanks a lot Mam. I feel that I am having acid peptic disease.Could you suggest the symtems and remedial action of this dicease?
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Answered by Dr. Sonia Raina (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Enclosed symptoms and treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello, greetings!
The symptoms include epigastric burning sensation, abdomen pain, belching, coughing and regurgitaion of food/ sour water.
You may start with lifestyle modification. Avoid tea and coffee, especially empty stomach. Drink plenty of water. Avoid overeating, rather divide your meals into 5-6 small portions throughout the day. Elevate the head end of your bed by 15-30 degrees or use a high raise pillow.
Also, you may start with proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole to be taken twice in the morning and night before food for 10 days.
If you still don't find relief, you may go for an upper GI endoscopy to rule out any ulcer.
Hope this helps you.
Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Sonia Raina (9 minutes later)
pantoprazole is a cap. or tab with what mg?
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Answered by Dr. Sonia Raina (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Capsule Pantop- DSR 40 mg

Detailed Answer:
You can go for Capsule Pantop-DSR 40 mg. It is available over the counter.
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Brief Answer: Details about acid peptic disease Detailed Answer: Hello, greetings! Thanks for posting your query on hcm. Acid peptic disease is a condition where there is excessive secrection of gastric acid secretions and counteracting mechanisms like mucus production are not effective enough. This excessive acid secretion irritates the mucus lining and causes discomfort and pain. Chronic acid peptic disease is linked to ulcers as well. Treatment includes determining and removing the causative factors, medical line of treatment usually includes proton pump inhibitors and diet and lifestyle modification. If you have any further doubts/ queries, you may get back to me. Regards, Dr. Sonia