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Dr. Bindu Madhava Rao

General Physician, Bangalore

Dr. Bindu Madhava Rao General Physician, Bangalore
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DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or gerd, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (les), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by gerd. Doctors believe that some people suffer from gerd due to a condition called hiatal hernia. In most cases, heartburn can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes; however, some people may require medication or surgery.
What is gastroesophageal reflux?

Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus. Reflux means to flow back or return. Therefore, gastroesophageal reflux is the return of the stomach's contents back up into the esophagus.
In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (les) opens to allow food to pass into the stomach and closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into the esophagus.

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the les is weak or relaxes inappropriately, allowing the stomach's contents to flow up into the esophagus.
The severity of gerd depends on les dysfunction as well as the type and amount of fluid brought up from the stomach and the neutralizing effect of saliva.

What is the role of hiatial hernia in gerd?

Some doctors believe a hiatal hernia may weaken the les and increase the risk for gastroesophageal reflux. Hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach moves up into the chest through a small opening. Many people with a hiatal hernia will not have problems with heartburn or reflux. But having a hiatal hernia may allow stomach contents to reflux more easily into the esophagus.
Coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion can cause increased pressure in the abdomen resulting in hiatal hernia. Obesity and pregnancy also contribute to this condition. Many otherwise healthy people age 50 and over have a small hiatal hernia. Although considered a condition of middle age, hiatal hernias affect people of all ages.

Hiatal hernias usually do not require treatment. However, treatment may be necessary if the hernia is in danger of becoming strangulated (twisted in a way that cuts off blood supply, called a paraesophageal hernia) or is complicated by severe gerd or esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus). The doctor may perform surgery to reduce the size of the hernia or to prevent strangulation.

What other factors contribute to gerd?

Dietary and lifestyle choices may contribute to gerd. Certain foods and beverages, including chocolate, peppermint, fried or fatty foods, coffee, or alcoholic beverages, may trigger reflux and heartburn. Studies show that cigarette smoking relaxes the les. Obesity and pregnancy can also play a role in gerd symptoms.

What are the symptoms of heartburn?

Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of gerd and usually feels like a burning chest pain beginning behind the breastbone and moving upward to the neck and throat. Many people say it feels like food is coming back into the mouth leaving an acid or bitter taste.

The burning, pressure, or pain of heartburn can last as long as 2 hours and is often worse after eating. Lying down or bending over can also result in heartburn. Many people obtain relief by standing upright or by taking an antacid that clears acid out of the esophagus.

Heartburn pain can be mistaken for the pain associated with heart disease or a heart attack, but there are differences. Exercise may aggravate pain resulting from heart disease, and rest may relieve the pain. Heartburn pain is less likely to be associated with physical activity.

How common is heartburn and gerd?

More than 60 million adults experience heartburn at least once a month, and more than 15 million adults suffer daily from heartburn. Many pregnant women experience daily heartburn. Recent studies show that gerd in infants and children is more common than previously recognized and may produce recurrent vomiting, coughing, and other respiratory problems.

What is the treatment for gerd?

We recommend lifestyle and dietary changes for most people needing treatment for gerd. Treatment aims at decreasing the amount of reflux or reducing damage to the lining of the esophagus from refluxed materials.
Avoiding foods and beverages that can weaken the les is often recommended. These foods include chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, coffee, and alcoholic beverages. Foods and beverages that can irritate a damaged esophageal lining, such as citrus fruits and juices, tomato products, and pepper, should also be avoided if they cause symptoms.

Decreasing the size of portions at mealtime may also help control symptoms. Eating meals at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime may lessen reflux by allowing the acid in the stomach to decrease and the stomach to empty partially. In addition, being overweight often worsens symptoms. Many overweight people find relief when they lose weight.

Cigarette smoking weakens the les. Stopping smoking is important to reduce gerd symptoms.

Elevating the head of the bed on 6-inch blocks or sleeping on a specially designed wedge reduces heartburn by allowing gravity to minimize reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. Do not use pillows to prop yourself up; that only increases pressure on the stomach.
Along with lifestyle and diet changes, doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription treatments.

Antacids can help neutralize acid in the esophagus and stomach and stop heartburn. Many people find that nonprescription antacids provide temporary or partial relief. An antacid combined with a foaming agent helps some people. These compounds are believed to form a foam barrier on top of the stomach that prevents acid reflux from occurring.

Long-term use of antacids, however, can result in side effects, including diarrhea, altered calciummetabolism (a change in the way the body breaks down and uses calcium), and buildup of magnesium in the body. Too much magnesium can be serious for patients with kidney disease. If antacids are needed for more than 2 weeks, a doctor should be consulted.

For chronic reflux and heartburn, the doctor may recommend medications to
Reduce acid in the stomach. These medicines include h2 blockers, which inhibit acid secretion in the stomach.

What if heartburn or gerd symptoms persist?

People with severe, chronic esophageal reflux or with symptoms not relieved by the treatments described above may need more complete diagnostic evaluation. Doctors use a variety of tests and procedures to examine a patient with chronic heartburn.

An upper gi series may be performed during the early phase of testing. This test is a special x-ray that shows the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine). While an upper gi series provides limited information about possible reflux, it is used to help rule out other diagnoses, such as peptic ulcers.

Endoscopy is an important procedure for individuals with chronic gerd. By placing a small lighted tube with a tiny video camera on the end (endoscope) into the esophagus, the doctor may see inflammation or irritation of the tissue lining the esophagus (esophagitis). If the findings of the endoscopy are abnormal or questionable, biopsy (removing a small sample of tissue) from the lining of the esophagus may be helpful.

Esophageal manometric and impedance studies -- pressure measurements of the esophagus -- occasionally help identify low pressure in the les or abnormalities in esophageal muscle contraction.

For patients in whom diagnosis is difficult, doctors may measure the acid levels inside the esophagus through ph testing. Testing ph monitors the acidity level of the esophagus and symptoms during meals, activity, and sleep. Newer techniques of long-term ph monitoring are improving diagnostic capability in this area.

Does gerd require surgery?

A small number of people with gerd may need surgery because of severe reflux and poor response to medical treatment. However, surgery should not be considered until all other measures have been tried. Fundoplication is a surgical procedure that increases pressure in the lower esophagus. Endoscopic procedures that involve making the les function better or using electrodes to promote scarring of the les are newer options in treatment.

What are the complications of long-term gerd?

Sometimes gerd results in serious complications. Esophagitis can occur as a result of too much stomach acid in the esophagus. Esophagitis may cause esophageal bleeding or ulcers. In addition, a narrowing or stricture of the esophagus may occur from chronic scarring. Some people develop a condition known as barrett's esophagus. This condition can increase the risk of esophageal cancer.

Although gerd can limit daily activities and productivity, it is rarely life-threatening. With an understanding of the causes and proper treatment, most people will find relief.
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How many cashew nuts (in numbers) should we eat daily and which is the best time to eat it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How many cashew nuts (in numbers) should we eat daily and which is the best time to eat it.
Dear lybrateuser, -you can have 16-18 cashew nuts in a day, can take it with breakfast or as a snack between meals, it is better to have a handful of mixed nuts than only cashews as it will provide more number of different minerals & nutrients for the body.
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For night shift people what is best break fast timings and meals. Drinking tea after meal is good or bad. Drinking water in middle of meal any problem. Eating food fastly means any problem.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For night shift people what is best break fast timings and meals. Drinking tea after meal is good or bad. Drinking wa...
Hye. Thanks for the query. Late night shifts affect not only weight but energy levels too. The odd timings are a stress on the body and if not managed right can lead to many lifestyle disorders. Avoid stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, before bedtime. If you're working nights and need to sleep from morning until afternoon, you might try to avoid caffeine after midnight. · To get uninterrupted sleep, when you do sleep. · Take a short nap before your shift. Napping for up to 30 minutes just before work or on a break may increase alertness and enhance your performance. · Stick to the routine. Go to sleep as soon as you can after work. · Avoid the use of sleep aids. Make healthy lifestyle choices: · Eat a healthy diet and include physical activity in your daily routine. · To maintain a nourishing diet, it’s vital to adjust your meal routine around your schedule. · If exercise seems to energize you, plan to work out after you wake up rather than before you go to sleep. · Resist the temptation to use tea, coffee, junk food or nicotine to stay awake or alcohol to get to sleep. · Do not skip meals. · To avoid taking in empty calories from vending machines or fast food, plan ahead. It is easy to eat to pass the time, but you’ll gain weight this way. Bring a healthy meal with you to work. · If your job is majorly desk-based, your metabolism may slow down during those long periods of inactivity, and you may find few opportunities for exercise. Use whatever free time you do have during the day for active pursuits. Set aside part of your lunchtime for some form of exercise. On other days of the week, try to do at least a 20-minute brisk walk. · If you work at your desk for most of the day and have a predictable work routine, you may become bored and use food as a diversion. Take regular breaks from sitting at your desk to stretch your muscles and refocus your eyes from the computer screen or paperwork. This will relieve boredom and distract you from cravings for unhealthy snacks. · Snacking often in between work is normally on junk or sweets which can quickly add calories. Try to stock up on healthy snacks, dairy, nuts etc. · Don’t eat a huge meal right at the end of your shift. It will just lead to trouble digesting as well as disrupted sleep. · Drink plenty of water throughout your shift. · Take foods rich in complex carbohydrates which provide energy over a long period of time rather than quick sugar bursts that won't last too long. · Include protein rich foods to help repair you’re worn out muscles. · It is important to avoid fatty and greasy food at night, and control the intake of spicy food. · Eat a big meal at the start of your work schedule, and a moderate meal around midnight. · Before going to bed in the morning, you can eat a regular breakfast meal in a small quantity.
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I am a 61 year old man and have a sleep disorder. Sleeping pills give me temporary relief. How can I manage to get a natural sleep?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am a 61 year old man and have a sleep disorder. Sleeping pills give me temporary relief. How can I manage to get a ...
Your sleep is disturbed, stop worrying, take bath two times, have regular light exercise, avoid spicy and pungent diet, take fruits and fresh juices. Practice meditation, yoga and pranayam, cultivate positive thoughts, this will help in getting good sleep.
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I have a pain in neck all time. When I take medicine it was remove otherwise pain continuously in my neck.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have a pain in neck all time. When I take medicine it was remove otherwise pain continuously in my neck.
Pain in neck may be due to bad posture of neck like by using a lot of cell phone. Take care of posture. Take warm water. Turmeric is also good can be taken in milk.
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Sir do masturbate have any harmful impact on face (like acne) or on body (like increase in fat n weight)?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Sir do masturbate have any harmful impact on face (like acne) or on body (like increase in fat n weight)?
During teenage, masturbation can be done once a week after that it should not be done more than 2-3 times a week till marriage. The vitality and vigour lost due to excessive masturbation cannot be regained back by medicines or food excessive masturbation is very bad for health. Excessive masturbation is the main reason for pre-ejaculation/ erection problem. Swpandosh or nightfall problem also occurs due to excessive masturbation (daily masturbation comes in the category of excessive masturbation). Excessive masturbation can cause weak body, cheeky face, weak eye sight, graying of hair, less weight, fatigue, general weakness, constipation, less appetite, non-erection, low libido, nightfall and many more. For treatment medicines are ashwagandha cap 2 times a day and tab-chitrrakadivati 2 times a day.
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I'm doing masturbation since from 17 th of my age, I could stop it, suggest me something to stop doing it And is it injurious to health?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm doing masturbation since from 17 th of my age, I could stop it, suggest me something to stop doing it
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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Masturbation is normal, natural and never unhealthy. Even animals do masturbate. As a human being, you are an animal. Every animal has sexual instinct because they are designed to reproduce. Human being also has sexual instinct and therefore he needs to satisfy sexual instinct. Therefore, to satisfy sexual instinct, a man or woman, masturbates. In any case, masturbation is never unhealthy or will never affect your physical or sexual health. Masturbation cannot affect your growth or cause pimples or cause hair fall or cause shrinkage of penis. You should try to reduce the masturbation frequency to thrice a week and continue masturbation. You can be sure; there are no side effects to masturbation if you are able to restrict it to thrice a week. I suggest online sex counseling and therapy. Take care.
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Mera per girne ki wajah se suj gaya hai mai kya karu bahut pain hota hai kuch to btaiye.

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
Hello . Aap gir gaye ho aur pair me sujan aayi hai to mostly fracture ya sprain ho sakta hai. Aap xray karwa lijiye aur mujhe send karo to mai aapko medicines de paunga.
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My mother has a pain in her neck bone since a month she was about 45 so what will be the cause and consequence.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
pain is complex, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. There is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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I have a problem related to sex When I go to bed for sex I realized that I have early fall.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have a problem related to sex When I go to bed for sex I realized that I have early fall.
Please Go for jogging or morning walk in greenery daily Do perineal exercises daily Take Cap ashwagandha by Himalaya 2 2 Cap kapikachhu by Himalaya 2 2 All for 3 to 6 mths.
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Hello doctor my self kailash I am 32 year old man I have suffering from fever last night what should I do please suggest me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello doctor my self kailash I am 32 year old man I have suffering from fever last night what should I do please sugg...
Hello, kindly follow health advises given below: measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. 4. Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths. Kindly go for CBC test and consult physician for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.
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How can control blood pressure in critical condition. And how can balance diabetes of 40 years old woman. Tell me please.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How can control blood pressure in critical condition. And how can balance diabetes of 40 years old woman. Tell me ple...
Antihypertensive medications ,daily exercises,low salt diet,healthy lifestyle are required for blood pressure control. Diabetes need to be kept under control by medications or insulin as per the type of diabetes.
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From last few months I am facing dehydration problem there is no affect after taking medicines also.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Take plenty of liquids including water and good nutrious diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits.
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How to improve my sex ability and make my partner much satisfied and feel less stress during sex.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
How to improve my sex ability and make my partner much satisfied and feel less stress during sex.
Hi lybrate-user, it depends what kind of ability you are talking about. Nevertheless, its no rocket science, just be yourself make your partner comfortable, pay attention to their sexual needs as much as you pay to yours. Ask her what she wants, do not make it boring experiment, compliment her to let her feel more comfortable, do more foreplay before intercourse. If you feel stress just do deep breathing exercise before entering such situation. All the very best.
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I having stomach pain from last night. Without any reason I don't know what's going can you suggest me something.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I having stomach pain from last night. Without any reason I don't know what's going can you suggest me something.
Hello. Start taking homoeopathic medicine - mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 3 hours for relieving your pain, but get yourself examined and do share more details pertaining to your problem for proper diagnosis and thus treatment.
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Ayurveda,
Use organic vegitable and fruits which are free from artifical chemicals and colours
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My neck is paining from last 5 to 6 month. When I sits for long period of time looking at on direction it pain. What should I do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do apply hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 5 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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डाइबिटीज को नियन्त्रण करनेमें केवल दवा तब तक कारगर नही सिद्ध होती जब तक फिजिकल इक्सरसाइज न किया जाय । मेरे विचारसे संतुलित कैलोरीका भोजन और सुबह-शाम कमसे कम डेढ़ घण्टा तेजीसे पैदल चलना (बिना बोले) ज्यादा लाभदायक होता है । क्या आप इससे सहमत हैं? अथवा इसमें कुछ और जोड़ना है?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
डाइबिटीज को नियन्त्रण करनेमें केवल दवा तब तक कारगर नही सिद्ध होती जब तक फिजिकल इक्सरसाइज न किया जाय । मेरे विचारसे सं...
Diabetes control can only be achieved with the combination of diet, exercise and medicines, and not either alone. Go for a walk in the morning. Do regular exercise. Take lukewarm water with half spoon methi dana powder. Lose your extra weight this will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. No skipping of meals. Never miss out breakfast. You should avoid fasting and feasting. Timely and balanced diet is as important as regular medicine intake to control diabetes. Complex carbohydrates and fibre should be included in diet.
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