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Dr. Vatsal Mehta - Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Vatsal Mehta

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad

9 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Vatsal Mehta 90% (55 ratings) MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Vatsal Mehta is a trusted Gastroenterologist in Nava Wadaj, Ahmedabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 9 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist. He has completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology . You can meet Dr. Vatsal Mehta personally at Spandan ICU & Hospital in Nava Wadaj, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vatsal Mehta on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - BJ medical college - 2010
MD - General Medicine - VS Hospitals - 2013
DNB- Gastroenterology - National Board of Examination New Delhi - 2016
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Gujarati
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Spandan ICU & Hospital

Lt. Shri Umedbhai Patel Marg, Mahesana Society, Bhimjipura, Nava VadajAhmedabad Get Directions
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Nr. Chakudiya Mahadev, Rakhial Cross Road, Opp. Rakhial Police Station, RakhialAhmedabad Get Directions
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GERD - How To Combat It?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
GERD - How To Combat It?

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known as a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is the caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, amongst others. So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list!

Obesity: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.

Alcohol and Smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.

Go Gluten Free: Adopting a gluten-free diet can help you cut out ingredients including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.

Other Dietary Measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.

Smaller and Well Timed Meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.

Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and putting in a small amount of exercise every day will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required.

Hi, Treatment irritable bowel syndrome. I eat meva c tablet please treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Hi, Treatment irritable bowel syndrome. I eat meva c tablet please treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disease which have multiple types which depends on patient's symptom and some lab reports. There is no single drug which is useful for all varieties. You have to elaborate your history so that I can help you.
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Foods To Avoid When Suffering From Stomach Ulcers!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Foods To Avoid When Suffering From Stomach Ulcers!

Many times we forget about the importance of our health in the race to pursue our careers and goals. We take our bodies for granted and keep working them without stopping for a breath. While some may have mastered this art, there are many who may not be able to cope with such a lifestyle and may end up falling ill. The most common problem that most people suffer from is stomach upset, gas, or stomach pain, and all of this may be because of not eating right or having irregular eating habits.

It is due to such problems that people fall ill and then goes to the doctor with a problem that may take much longer to treat. However, if the patient starts to check in with the doctor before the stomach pain worsens, it may be easier to treat because very often the pain arises from stomach ulcers. Ulcers are sores that are caused on the lining of the stomach or the oesophagus or even on the intestines. In serious cases, the sores may cause great damage to the stomach and may lead to much worse issues. However, with the right intake of food, the damage may be controlled in combination with medicines and treatment from experts.

Foods to avoid

In controlling the spread of stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers, it may be important to know the food that should be avoided so that the medicines and treatments taken for controlling the problem may work better. Here is a list of foods that you should avoid:

  1. Hot beverages such as tea, coffee, cocoa and milk should be avoided because they cause an acid imbalance in the stomach.
  2. Anything that may contain caffeine should also be avoided.
  3. Alcohol should be completely avoided by those suffering from peptic ulcers.
  4. Citric or sour drinks such as grape or orange drinks should also be avoided for remaining at ease.
  5. Any spicy powders or seasonings, such as pepper, chilli powder and garlic should be excluded from the diet.
  6. Anything that is made from milk or cream and is extremely fatty in nature should not be consumed.
  7. Flavoured cheese that is strong and spicy should not be eaten.
  8. Meats that include high levels of fat or those that are highly seasoned should be completely avoided.
  9. Chillies or peppers in any form should be kept away from your diet.
  10. Anything that is made from tomato should also be avoided, such as gravy, sauces or raw tomatoes.

When you start to keep your diet clean and healthy, it may be much easier for your doctor to cure you of stomach ulcers.
 

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I have some digestive issues and come across the probiotic lactobacillus plantarum. I have taking one capsule of darolac ibs daily and I feel much better. Is there any harm in continuing to take it daily?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
I have some digestive issues and come across the probiotic lactobacillus plantarum. I have taking one capsule of daro...
No there is no harm. But continuing that for longer duration might not keep the sustainable benefits.
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I am taking one loperamide tab daily from the last more than one year. And getting diarrhoea relief with this. It is advised by medical shop friend that this should not be taken for a long time. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
You need evaluation for long standing diarrhoea. You may need colonoscopy as well. Consultat a gastroenterologist for the same.
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I had a burning sensation in stomach since last 2 weeks, mostly when I lie down. I am taking zinetac 150 mg two times a from last 5 days. There is no burning sensation till the effect of medicine lasts. I am taking no spicy diet from last 1 week.in my stool ,there is some undigested food. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
I had a burning sensation in stomach since last 2 weeks, mostly when I lie down. I am taking zinetac 150 mg two times...
Burning sensation can be due to gastritis or reflux. There is no issue with undigested food in stools as multiple fibres in diet doesn't get absorbed. You should consult a gastroenterologist for the burning sensation. He may prescribe you some medicine or ask for an upper gi scopy.

Stomach Cancer - How To Track It?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Stomach Cancer - How To Track It?

Cancer is one of the most fatal diseases in the world. Stomach cancer is also known as Gastric cancer, and this cancer starts in the stomach. Like other diseases, it is crucial that it gets identified in the early stages and gets treated well in advance of the incurable stages. Like other forms of cancer, the exact cause of stomach cancer is still not yet known. However, certain things make stomach cancer more likely to happen. The possible causes of stomach cancer are given below:

Causes

Some of these causes apply to nearly all forms of cancer. However some of them only apply to stomach cancer. Here are all the possible causes of stomach cancer.

1. Smoking
2. Being fat
3. Bad diet
4. Stomach surgery for an ulcer
5. Type-A blood
6.  Epstein-Barr virus infection
7.  Genetics
8.  Asbestos
9.  Exposure to certain materials in certain materials in certain industries
10. H.pylori bacteria
11. Gastritis
12. Anemia
13. Polyps

Symptoms

Stomach cancer like all other forms of cancer has various stages and it is crucial that it is diagnosed in the early stages so that the progression of it is stymied.  At first, the symptoms of stomach cancer include ingestion, loss of appetite, slight nausea, heartburn and the feeling of being bloated after a meal. However, ingestion and heartburn don't always mean that you have stomach cancer, but if these conditions persist, you should visit a doctor to rule out the possibility of stomach cancer. 

Growth of tumors in your stomach can lead to many serious symptoms too, such as:

1. Stomach pain
2. Heartburn
3. Blood in your stool
4. Weakness or exhaustion
5. Vomiting
6. Diarrhea and constipation
7. Weight loss for no apparent reason
8. Swelling in your stomach
9. Trouble in swallowing
10. Eyes and skin turn yellowish
 

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