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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes stomach ache and an increased appetite?

I hope that you may be able to give me some advice. My son recently moved in with me but I am concerned about his health. He is 6’3 but weighs only 123 lbs. He told me that he wakes up sometimes with stomach pain and a voracious appetite but never seems to gain any weight. He has always been slim but now looks alarmingly thin. He’s down 3lbs since two days ago. He doesn’t have any insurance so it will be self-pay by me on his behalf. I welcome any suggestions you may have and appreciate your help. Have a most wonderful day!
Mon, 4 Sep 2017
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Hello Dear. Your son might be having gastritis. He needs to follow few tips

1. Do not eat spicy food
2. Take medications without fail as prescribed by your doctor
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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