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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes chronic vomiting?

my 22 year old granddaughter has been thorwing up when ever she eats solid food, she is not pregnant.. this has been going on since around Dec. 8th of last year, 2017... She has been to the E.R here in town where we live They tell her its the stomach bug and sends her home Please can I get some info that might help her.... Thank you, Loretta Potter
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
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As per your clinical history is concerned, please follow like this:

1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor [gastroenterologist] and to confirm do few investigations like [Ambulatory acid (pH) probe test, GI Endoscopy, and manometry].

2) Regarding prescription medication please talk about:
a) Pantoprazole
b) Baclofen

3) Take permanent treatment after investigation report only

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this:

1) Maintain a healthy weight. Excess pounds put pressure on your abdomen. If your weight is healthy, work to maintain it. If you are overweight or obese, work to slowly lose weight no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week.

2) Try to avoid tight-fitting clothing. Clothes that fit tightly around your waist put pressure on your abdomen and the lower esophageal sphincter.

3) Avoid foods and drinks such as fatty or fried foods, tomato sauce, alcohol, chocolate, mint, garlic, onion, and caffeine et cetera.

4) Try to eat smaller meals. Avoid overeating by eating smaller meals. Don't lie down after a meal. Wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed.

5) Elevate the head of your bed. Place wood blocks under the feet of your bed so that the head end is raised by 6 inches.

6) Try to avoid smoking.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
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