The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to acid reflux
. It is caused due to the relaxation of the sphincter at the lower part of the esophagus.
Medical management consists of intake of Proton pump
inhibitors like Omeprazole
(which prevent acid formation in the stomach)+ Domperidone
preparations (strengthens the sphincter & prevents reflux.)
In addition, he needs to follow certain dietary & lifestyle measures, such as:
1. Dietary modification- avoid consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
2. Lifestyle modification- like weight reduction (if overweight
), sleeping on the left side, or with upper body raised.
If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult his Doctor/ Gastroenterologist.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Polash Sannigrahi, General & Family Physician