What causes severe heartburn?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I woke up yesterday morning, sick on my stomach and diarrhea. Tonight I woke up at 1:00 am with severe heartburn, Sick on my stomach and diarrhea. Should I be concerned?

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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to acid peptic disease

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Ms,

Presence of severe heartburn is possibly due to Gastro-oesophageal reflux.
If the following criteria are fulfilled there is no cause for concern

1. No distension of abdomen
2. No blood in stools
3. No persistent vomiting

I would suggest you the following which will definitely be helpful

1. Continue Mylanta
2. Proton pump inhibitor like Pantoprozole and Prokinetic like Domperidone will be helpful in relieving symptoms
3. Soft diet
4. Probiotics
5. Consider addition of yoghurt or curd in your diet
6. Avoid Caffeinated/alcoholic/carbonated beverages: They will increase the reflux

Do keep me updated about your progress.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
MBBS,MD


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