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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: My wife is complaining the below since a couple of days
"Feels like food intake has been done a lot that it is filled up till my throat. However, the stomach still feels to be empty"

Is this a usual condition or something abnormal?
Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need some further details regarding..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern for your wife,

Well, please let me know a few more details in order to guide you specifically regarding this:
is she pregnant/breastfeeding?
any past history of ENT-related problems?
any history of chronic acidity/gas related problems?
how is her diet habit? is there junk foods involved?
how is her bowel habit? any history of constipation?
any other problems apart from this? Any nausea/vomiting?
is she on any medications for any reasons? Please share the details, if any...

Let me know these necessary details first so that I can guide you accordingly...


Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Arnab Banerjee 53 minutes later
Thank you!
Further details as asked for
1. She isnt breastfeeding neither pregnant. However, we are planning for a baby now
2. No past history for any problems. However, she does have gas problems in general. Gas problems gives her headaches. But This time it is quite different - feel as if stomach is empty
3. Our diet is normal. Though we do intake junk foods regularly. But this is a usual course
4. No vomitting nor constipation

Please guide accordingly
Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow the advises.. maintain a healthy lifestyle..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,
Thanks for following up,

In that scenario, this is mostly suggestive of acid reflux disease and possibly inadequate emptying of gastric contents from the stomach and its subsequent parts...

Advises to be followed:

1. CAP. PANTOPRAZOLE/DOMPERIDONE(40/30 mg) Once Daily in empty stomach (preferably before brushing) 20-30 min before breakfast for 1 week(available by the name of PAN-D etc.), followed by CAP PANTOPRAZOLE 40 mg Once Daily in empty stomach (preferably before brushing) 20-30 min before breakfast for next 2 weeks...

2. Stop smoking and/ cut down alcohol intake(if at all do)

3. Avoid junk food totally, no spicy/deep fried/out-side restaurant foods
Take simple home cooked meals

4. Have yogurt on daily basis(unflavored preferably) with or after meals (breakfast/lunch)

5. Include whole grain products, green leafy vegetables in your diet

6. Avoid fizzy/carbonated drinks as well as packaged juice, have fresh fruit juice
Avoid too many tea/coffee, don't drink tea/coffee in empty stomach, 1- 2 cups
a day is fine

7. Eat in small frequent portions at an interval of 2.5-3 hrs per meal, chew slowly with smaller sized bites

8. Drink a lot of water (3-3.5 ltr per day), stay well hydrated

9. Have your dinner at least 2.5-3 hr before your dinner time, take a brisk walk after dinner

10. While sleeping, try to keep the head end a bit higher than usual, using a bigger sized pillow will help..

Most importantly, don't take stress and avoid stressful situations(as much as possible)

Follow all these and report back to me after a few weeks about how she stays..

With all these, she should be feeling better within a matter of time only, but it's extremely important to maintain them,...

Let me know if you're having any further queries...

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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