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What causes acid reflux along with dizziness and chest pain?

hi I have a hiatal hernia and for the last couple of weeks I have been vomiting up acid reflux feeling dizzy and chronic pains in my chest and back I have had over the counter medication but nothing works if anything makes it worse can never get an appointment with my gp I feel awful
Thu, 7 Dec 2017
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Hello. There are lot of reasons for acid reflux. Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such asaspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:
•     Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach; without treatment, the infection can lead toulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
•     Pernicious anemia: A form of anemia that occurs when the stomach lacks a naturally occurring substance needed to properly absorb and digest vitamin B12
•     Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder)
•     Infections caused by bacteria and viruses

For the time being you 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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