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How can epigastric pain be treated?

My son has been having epigastric pain on and off for about 4-5 weeks now. At first it wast just once or twice that week, then maybe the same the next week, the 3rd and 4th weeks the episodes steadily increased to about 5 episodes withing that week and a half. we couldnt seem to associate it with anything that he ate, but then about an hour ago, he ate a package of nuts and berries with a thing of greek yogurt. He said the pain came on within about 10 minutes. I told him to take some Mylanta. Then checked back with him and he said the pain is easing up. Any suggestions or insite/
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
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Hello. Your son might be having gastritis or acid peptic disease. He needs to follow some lifestyle tips

1. Do not eat spicy food
2. Take medications for gastritis- pantop/omez/rantac
3. Take little food at frequent intervals. Breakfast around 8am, small snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm, small snack at 4pm and dinner at 8pm
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Do not smoke, take alcohol or tobacco and even excess of coffee and tea
6. Do not take much of stress. Stress aggravates gastritis
7. Do regular exercise. Atleast half an hour per day
8. Learn meditation techniques
9. Follow this regularly for 21 days. It is said that anything you practice regularly for 21 days becomes a habit

with regards- Dr Sanjay Kini
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