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I am having irritated esophagus and am over weight. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer and GERD and under medication

I have been diagnosed with peptic ulcer and Gerd , I am now under medication, 3rd week to be exact, I am 25 years old, female, height is 4 7.9 weight is 114 lbs, my problem is despite the medication, my Gerd is getting worse or should I say just stable it s not healing and now even water makes me full and makes my esophagus irritated, please help I don t know whats wrong with me I know I am over weight but is this the only reason why I m not healing? the first 2 weeks of the medication was okay, I felt a bit better but now going on the 3rd week I feel like it s getting worse
Asked On : Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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What kind of medication are you taking. You need to follow few instructions. Avoid spicy, hot, hard food. Eat more soft, bland and cool food like yoghurt, curds, fruits and green leafy vegetables. Also you may need to do a Urease breath test to find H.pylori infection. If this infection is there you can cure this infection with proper antibiotics and you will have significant relief and nearly cured. Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol. Do not lie down immediately after eating or drinking. Lie at 45 degrees after eating if you want to and lie down flat only after 1.5 to 2 hours. Doing an endoscopy will also be needed to see the status of the oesophagus and stomach.
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