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Suggest treatment for gastric problem

My dad had severe back pain and consulted a doctor. Doctor told that the cause was gastric problem and suggested medicines. It relieves for a while. However, after few weeks it starts again. Please suggest, what is gastric problem mean, how to solve it through food habits, exercises
Thu, 22 Feb 2018
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Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query for your dad in details .

* Primary guidelines for better recovery

Prefer soft , light , bland , vegan diet till possible .
Consume more of whole grains , cereals , pulses , legumes , organic fresh fruits .
Avoid all oily , spicy , non veg , hot beverages , junk foods , carbonated drinks .

Avoid over eating , prolong fasting .
Avoid resting upto 2 hours after meals .
Fix your timing of breakfast , lunch , dinner till possible .
Avoid late night parties , dinners .
Keep the head end of the bed elevated for 30 degrees when resting .

Have regular walking in fresh air , exercises , YOGA .
Avoid smoking , alcohol if consuming .
Avoid stress , anxiety .
Manage to have regular sound sleep of 8 hours .

Intake of Proton pump inhibitors as omeprazole or pantoprazole on empty
stomach 1 hour prior to lunch ; antacid syrups as mylanta or others according to the advise of your doctor helps .

Keep your BP , blood sugar , cholesterol , body weight under control .
Later on may need ultrasound or upper GI endoscopy according to the progress .

Hope this clears your doubt .
Wishing him fine recovery .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards take care .
Dr. Bhagyesh ( MS , FMAS - consultant surgeon )
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