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Have COPD and IBS. Have swollen stomach, bad cough at night. How to get relief?

i am a 66 year old woman i have being to see my g p many times about my swollan stomach i get told there is nothing we an do my stomach is swollen just uner my breast the top of my stomach can be very painfull i do have copd and ibs can you give me a straight answere to the best of your knowledge thanks margaret p s i havw being to see him about this for about five years and have a bad cough at night
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Thank you for asking HCM
I have gone through your query.Your problem is most likely gastroesophageal reflux.For such cases i advise proton pump inhibitors like rabeprazole and antiemetic domperidone for 4 weeks. I aslo advise to take light meals at short intervals and avoid lie down after meal atleast for 1 hour.Avoid spicy foods alcohol and smoking.COPD should be controlled by adequate inhaled drugs like broncodilators or corticosteroids according to advise of your treating doctor.Inflammatory bowel disease should be controlled by proper medication.I give mesalazine for desired patients with good outcome.Have a regular follow up with a gasteroenterologist and pulmonologist.Hope this may help you.
Let me know if you have any further query.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jun 2014
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