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What causes nausea, lightheadedness and burning sensation in stomach?

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Dr. Tayyab Malik

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I had my gall bladder removed last year but over the last week I am having similar symptoms - nausea, my stomach feels like it is burning with acid and also light headiness upon exertion.
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Answered by Dr. Tayyab Malik 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
kindly read detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:

hi.
thanks for posting query at HCM.
read your question thoroughly and understood your concern.

gall bladder primary role is to store "bile".
when gall bladder is intact, bile is usually secreted after having a meal rich in fat; bile plays a vital role in fat digestion.

after gall bladder is removed, bile is continuously being secreted in small intetsine and may reflux into stomach. as a result, gastric inflammation may occur causing pain and discomfort.
moreover, high fat meal induces more bile secretion further affecting gastric mucosa.

advise:
NO fat intake
OTC proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole, pantoprazole)to combat gatritis ( after discussing with treating physician)

hope to answer your concern
wish you good and sound health.

regards
Dr Tayyab Malik
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