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Frequent gas and bloating with severe acidity, dizziness and imbalance

hi.. I have been facing stomach issues from last 2 years. however it was managable before. but since last 2 months its getting worst. I am having frequent gas n bloating and many times severe acidity. I feel dizziness while eating or when stomach gets fulll. I had some kind of attack where I feel so unnatural and feeling imbalanced while walking or shaky while siting silent upward. doctors telling as I am getting panic attack n anxiety. I did ct scan of brain and stomach both. it all came normal. mri also came normal. donot know what is causing this dizziness and stomach issues. I cannt take spicy food not even single day. it causes burning insid or burning at time of bowel movement. I am not able to work in office as in concentrating any work I feel panic n anxiety. please help me. I am very very frustrated.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
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Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to increased acid formation in the stomach.
The reason for increased acid production can be Anxiety/ Stress, inappropriate diet & lifestyle methods or infection associated with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H pylori).

Symptomatic relief can be obtained with intake of Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole,etc. (which prevent acid formation in stomach) to be taken twice a day, half an hour before meals.
Antacid gel can also be taken after meals for the same.

It is also needed that you take certain precautions regarding your diet & lifestyle, such as:
1. Take soft, plain, non-spicy foods
2. Drink lots of water to maintain adequate hydration
3. Avoid smoking & consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
4. Have your meals regularly and at appropriate time of the day. Do not skip breakfast & never stay hungry.
5. Keep away stress, think positive.
6. Exercise regularly & practice meditation.
7. Avoid medicines like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, etc for pain relief. They may further aggravate the condition.
8. Avoid staying awake late at nights. Get sufficient sleep.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
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Frequent gas and bloating with severe acidity, dizziness and imbalance

Hello dear, The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to increased acid formation in the stomach. The reason for increased acid production can be Anxiety/ Stress, inappropriate diet & lifestyle methods or infection associated with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). Symptomatic relief can be obtained with intake of Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole,etc. (which prevent acid formation in stomach) to be taken twice a day, half an hour before meals. Antacid gel can also be taken after meals for the same. It is also needed that you take certain precautions regarding your diet & lifestyle, such as: 1. Take soft, plain, non-spicy foods 2. Drink lots of water to maintain adequate hydration 3. Avoid smoking & consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. 4. Have your meals regularly and at appropriate time of the day. Do not skip breakfast & never stay hungry. 5. Keep away stress, think positive. 6. Exercise regularly & practice meditation. 7. Avoid medicines like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, etc for pain relief. They may further aggravate the condition. 8. Avoid staying awake late at nights. Get sufficient sleep. Wishing a good health. Take care.