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Gastroenterologist Clinic

No.47, Govindan Road, West Mambalam. Landmark: Near Srinivasa Cinema Hall, Chennai Chennai
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Causes Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Causes Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian life science that requires you to make various lifestyle changes along with the use of medication that is based on herbs and condiments with massages and Yogic postures. This field of medicine believes in getting to the root of the problem so as to cure it and prevent it in the future as well. Gastritis is no different and enjoys the same kind of attention when it comes to Ayurveda.

Here is everything you need to know about the Ayurvedic perspective of gastritis:

  • Definition: As per Ayurveda, gastritis is known as Urdhva Amlapitta, which can lead to the occurrence of stomach ulcers when the inflammation of the stomach lining goes untreated for a prolonged period of time. This inflammation is the basic outcome of the condition.
  • Causes: Problems in the Vata Dosha, one of the three Doshas in the body, can cause this condition. Also, a build up of Ama or toxins due to poor digestive health, can lead to the occurrence of this disease. As per Ayurveda, there are many reasons that may cause this toxin build up and the imbalance in the Vata Dosha. This includes eating spicy food on a regular or frequent basis and taking too many drugs like pain killers and analgesics which can lead to this condition. Also, too much of alcohol consumption and greasy food can cause gastritis. Further, one of the main causes of gastritis as per Ayurveda, is the presence of too much stress and worry, and the lack of a proper routine when it comes to eating, sleeping and exercising.
  • Symptoms: The main symptoms include appetite loss and nausea, as well as discomfort and pain in the abdomen. Gastrointestinal bleeding and blood discharge may also occur for patients suffering from this condition. Headaches and vomiting are also common symptoms of this condition.
  • Medication: There are various Ayurvedic medicines that can help in treating this condition. Sukumara Ghrita are ghee based preparations that can be taken every morning with a glass of warm milk in order to activate the digestive fires and improve the digestive powers. The difference can usually be seen in a matter of days. Dhatri Lauha includes amla juice which should be taken twice a day. Lemon juice, ajwain, amla and ginger are also helpful in such situations.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Avoiding spicy and greasy food as well as stopping alcohol abuse and smoking can help in curing this condition. One should also stay away from excessively stressful mental and physical tasks.

Taking the right steps at the right time for a proper routine with good habits can help in treating this condition as per Ayurveda.

I have a gastric problem from past 3 years so everyday I am not interested to eat food and also I am not getting hungry if I trying to eat at the that I feel like vomiting. so please help me with that

BHMS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a gastric problem from past 3 years so everyday I am not interested to eat food and also I am not getting hung...
Hi. Looks like you suffer from indigestion. 3 main meals of the day are very important. Do not skip breakfast. Avoid constipation. Drink plenty of water. Eat food on fixed time. Some sort of physical exercise is must.
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I am having dizziness and little sensation in upper abdomen area. I could feel the dizziness passing from abdomen to eye. I am done with pelvic abdomen scan, eye testing and MRI scan everything was normal, my doctor diagnosed it to be gastric and gave me pantocid IT tablet for 7 days. Still my problem is not solved. What might be the problem? Please suggest. I am experiencing this post dengue fever.

Doctor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Raipur
I am having dizziness and little sensation in upper abdomen area. I could feel the dizziness passing from abdomen to ...
As your all investigations are normal it appears to be due to Gastritis and reflux oesophagitis in which gastric acid gets its way to oesophagus and causes discomfort and may be associated with Dizziness. Dr. has prescribed good medicine and you may have to continue for two months or so. Please small and frequent feeds with diet devoid of spices. Avoid tobacco alcohol completely. Involve yourself in little good physical activities like morning walk yoga or meditation. Get well soon.
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Patient of Thyroid, high b.p. Stone in gallbladder, sits in uterus Taking amlong 5 & thyroxine 125 but my b.p is still 90 -140 around.

Doctor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Raipur
Patient of Thyroid, high b.p. Stone in gallbladder, sits in uterus Taking amlong 5 & thyroxine 125 but my b.p is stil...
You may need an additional anti hypertension drug to control your BP to normal levels. You may reduce your salt intake. Avoid fried fatty n high caloric foods. Adopt healthy lifestyle by walking and exercising daily for 40 minutes almost daily.
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Hi. I am suffering from ibs and mucus formation in my stomach due to which there is frequent urination. Also I have hypothyroid. I also have muscle pain all over my body .(muscle swelling. Tried medicines and exercises, gives me short term result. Can you recommend something for good results.

Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Dhanbad
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I am suffering from ibs and mucus formation in my stomach due to which there is frequent urination. Also I have h...
Irregular bowel syndrome is common nowadays because of our changes in lifestyle. Take much fibrous foods. Avoid raw salad because sometimes it causes more problems. U have to analyze what your health didn't permit. Puri, paratha and fast food will do a great harm. Yoga and morning walk will be beneficial to you. It is easy to say but you have to be away from mental worries and anxiety. Frequent urination is not always associated with IBS. So please get your blood sugar done along with culture and sensitivity of urine. Take medication for hypothyroidism separately as per its findings. For your chief complaint please take Nux Vomica 200. Get it 5 ml in 40 size pills from any HOMOEOPATHIC store. Use 4 pills diluted in half cup of water take simultaneously for 4 days one hour before dinner. Report after 10 days. Certainly you are going to get result and be in health.
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I am facing acidity problem from last one month and getting verbs continuously from mouth. Feeling very low.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FACRSI (Colo-Rectal Surgery), Ph. D - Gastrointestinal Surgery, FAIS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
I am facing acidity problem from last one month and getting verbs continuously from mouth. Feeling very low.
Hi, kindly get a Ultrasound of abdomen to rule out gall stone. By that time you can take cap. Pantocid-DSR (1-0-1) half an hour before meal for 5 days. Report me later.
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Dear All, I am 24 male. And i'm suffering with Gastric and Stomach Bloating if I had little rice or fruits or else something i'm feeling like my stomach is full and stomach is coming front. I'm passing heavy air and getting bubs also. This problem I have last 11 months and I took allopathy but still i'm facing same issue please suggest me better tablets.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Dear All, I am 24 male. And i'm suffering with Gastric and Stomach Bloating if I had little rice or fruits or else so...
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning before brush 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs, chew food properly/ completely, no eating quickly 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. 6. No smoking, chewing gum, and carbonated beverages. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day 9. Do not drink/ store water in plastic bottles. 10.relax and walk for 30 mts daily 11. Take enough rest- do not lie down immediately after eating. Take dinner 3 hrs before sleeping. No late nights 11. Keep your weight under control. 13. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol 15. Reduce physical and mental stress. Maintain healthy life style. Do exercise regularly. 16. No unnecessary medicines for medicine contact on private consultation good luck..
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My husband is suffering with disc prolapse between l4 and l5. Due to this he has developed constipation and urinary disorder. Doctors suggest to get a surgery immediately. Please suggest what to do.

Diploma In Physiotherapy, PGCR, Diploma in Sports Medicine
Physiotherapist, Delhi
My husband is suffering with disc prolapse between l4 and l5. Due to this he has developed constipation and urinary d...
Hi lybrate-user prolapse l4 and l5. Do you have any complain if there is complain then you take physiotherapy and do some exercise constipation will reduce. For surgery I would advise you 1st you try physio. Then you think abt. Surgery.
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I have acidity for a long time and I lot of trouble because I work is night shift and I take Rantac tablet for everyday so please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I have acidity for a long time and I lot of trouble because I work is night shift and I take Rantac tablet for everyd...
Firstly, you avoid spicy n fried food items. Aonla fruit powder one tea spoonful be taken with cold milk. Saunf (used in masala) be get fried n chewed three- four times a day. Coconut water is also helpful in reducing hyperacidity.
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How To Prepare Yourself For an Appendix Surgery?

F.N.B.(Minimal Access Surgery), MS (General Surgery) , MBBS, FALS(Fellow Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery), FCLS(Fellow International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons), FIAGES
General Surgeon, Bhubaneswar
How To Prepare Yourself For an Appendix Surgery?

How to prepare for an appendectomy

Appendectomy is the medical term for the surgery that is performed to remove the inflamed appendix (a condition that is known as appendicitis). This surgical treatment is mostly performed on an emergency basis.

But before you move on to know how to prepare for the surgery, it's important why it is important to get a surgery for appendicitis done?

What exactly is appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition in which the appendix (that is the worm-shaped projection which arises out of the beginning of the colon) gets inflamed.

The major cause of appendicitis is that the tissues of the appendix become infected with bacterial action that results in the formation of pus in the lumen (opening) of the appendix. Factors that can trigger bacterial infection are a hard stool, attack by a foreign body, and accumulation of thick mucus in the appendix tissues among others.

Appendicitis results in aching and acute pain in the abdominal region of the affected person. In many people, it is accompanied by complications like vomiting, nausea, fever, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal swelling etc. In more severe cases, it is accompanied by diarrhoea.

Appendicitis usually requires an emergency surgery. However, there are some things you need to do before going for the surgery.

Preparations to undertake before surgery

In most cases, appendectomy is an emergency surgery so there are hardly any preparations that a patient can make. The most common preparatory measure that your surgeon may prescribe includes not eating anything up till a few hours before the surgery. Apart from that, certain medications may be prescribed to eliminate or at best reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. There are no other preparations as such that you can undertake before appendectomy.

Recovery period

The recovery time is subjective as it depends on the type of procedure used for the surgery, the type of anaesthesia and the various complications associated with your condition. In general cases, the patients can recover within 12 hours of the surgery. However, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks for a person to resume a normal lifestyle after an appendectomy.

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5 Natural Remedies for Colon Cleansing!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
5 Natural Remedies for Colon Cleansing!

The colon is a part of the digestive system of your body, which extracts the vitamins, nutrients, water and salt from the indigestible food. This helps in getting rid of solid waste from your body. Now, you may wonder why colon cleansing is necessary. It is required when there is some disorder in the normal colon function, such as when the colon absorbs the toxins in place of removing them from your body, you may experience colon problems. These results in syndromes like gaining weight, fatigue, lack of energy, constipation, bloating and many more.

Cleaning the colon in a natural way is one of the earliest processes by which you can get a normal colon. This process is also called autointoxication. There are some ways by which you can go for natural colon cleansing.

  1. One of the easiest and best ways for colon cleansing is drinking plenty of water. Regular intake of water will keep your body hydrated and the body organs functioning. It will also help your body to get rid of various toxins.
  2. Intake of apple juice is yet another process of colon cleansing. Apple juice normalises your bowel movements and keeps your liver fit. It keeps the digestive system functioning as well. One glass of raw apple juice followed by one glass of water half an hour later works best for colon cleansing.
  3. Lemon juice with a high amount of vitamin C is excellent for the digestive system. A glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice and honey keeps your liver, colon and the entire digestive system fit and fine.
  4. Stay away from fried and processed food for a couple of days. It is better if you drink fresh vegetable juice for a number of times in a day. Green and leafy vegetables remove toxins from your body. They have high amount of minerals and enzymes which provides energy to your body.
  5. Yogurt is your best companion when it comes to colon cleansing. It contains some bacteria, which are good for your body and helps accelerate the digestion process. It is one of the best way by which you can cure every stomach and digestion-related problems. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.
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I am 24 years old and I am facing mouth ulcer problem again and again from last 2 months. Sometimes on tongue, sometimes inside lips and sometimes cheeks. I drink rarely and I am non smoker. Taken medicines once but still. What to do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old and I am facing mouth ulcer problem again and again from last 2 months. Sometimes on tongue, someti...
Hi, There are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Without checking you clinically we can't suggest anything. Regards
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I am suffering from high acidity, it starts slowly after breakfast and become very high in evening. But when I take one tab Aciloc 150 mg in the morning before breakfast and one metronidazole in night after dinner, then there will be no problem. Please tell me how often I can continue the above medicine. Does it have some side effects for long term use. If there will be ant alternate medicine or treatment suited for me, then please tell me.

MD-Ayurveda,Kayachikitsa(Ayurvedic physician), BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am suffering from high acidity, it starts slowly after breakfast and become very high in evening. But when I take o...
Dear user Dnt stay empty stomach for long hours, you should take something every two hourly. Avoid spicy junk, tea coffee, sour, colddrink .avoid constipation. U can use avipaattkar choorna one so twice daily, soak one spoon triphala powder over night nxt day filter n drink. U will certainly feel very good. Thnx.
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I think that I am suffering from fissure as one of the Dr. Told me and another one told that it is not a big problem but the first one told that it is upto 2.5 inches near anus and a little bit discharge is happening and first one advised to operate but second one had given tablets so what should I choose?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
Start doing sitz bath at least twice daily after passing stool. Avoid constipation and add some stool softener at bed time.
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FATTY LIVER- A Growing Burden!

Registered Dietitian, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
FATTY LIVER- A Growing Burden!

Liver is not only the largest organ of the body but also one of the most vital. It filters blood, detoxifies chemicals, metabolizes drugs, secretes bile and also makes proteins necessary for blood clotting. Fatty Liver has become one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide and has been recognized as a major health burden.

What is fatty liver?

Fatty liver or steatosis is the term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it’s normal to have some fat in liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of liver weight is fat in case of fatty liver.

Risk Factors:

The prevalence of fatty liver has grown proportionally with the rise in obesity, sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle, improper dietary pattern, and metabolic syndrome. Subjects with significantly higher value of body mass index, waist circumference, percent body fat, total cholesterol and above normal blood pressure have more chances of having a fatty liver.

Treatment:

Currently, there is no drug therapy that can be formulated for treating fatty liver. A combination of dietary modifications and increased physical activity remains the mainstay of fatty liver management.

Diet to be followed:

People with fatty liver are encouraged to eat a variety of foods, choose from several food groups, and include predominantly whole grains and their products in the diet. Consuming high quality protein like eggs, lean meat like fish and chicken will help regenerate the liver cells. For the vegans complementary proteins like low fat dairy products, beans, legumes and pulses would enrich their diet. A daily serving of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended. Unsaturated vegetable oil like safflower, sunflower or olive for cooking can be used.  Plenty of water needs to be taken everyday which would help flush the liver of toxins. Combination of vitamin D, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids show promise for the treatment of fatty liver.

What to avoid:

  • Alcohol
  • Fried foods
  • Saturated and trans fats like butter, cheese and red meat
  • High fructose and high glycemic index foods like soda, potatoes, white bread etc

Fatty liver is reversible if proper adequate steps are taken and a healthy liver goes a long way in enhancing the quality and longevity of life of an individual.

I am having mouth ulcers. Seems on soft palate and at the back of tongue causing difficulty while eating. What could be the possible medicine for reliving the pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
I am having mouth ulcers. Seems on soft palate and at the back of tongue causing difficulty while eating.
What could ...
Hello you can apply dologel-CT gel on the ulcers half an hour before meals for 3-4 times a day for 7-10 days, take cap becozinc once daily after food for 7 days. Avoid spicy food and have lots of water.in case it doesn't heal in 7-10 days then you can visit my clinic in Kharadi or any dentist nearby.
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I am a college student doing weight training from 2 years but now I am having very big problem of acidity and stomach issues after my appendix operation and now I get the immediate urge to go to washroom it feels floaty breaks like undigested food is coming out so please help me sir.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am a college student doing weight training from 2 years but now I am having very big problem of acidity and stomach...
its suggesting weak digestive system & hyper acidity . 1) proper healthy diet 2) milk + cow ghee 3) avoid oily spicy food . start ayurvedic treatment to boost digestion & metabolism
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Dear sir, My wife 20 years old accidentally drunk harpic poison may be 200 mg on last 06th July near about at 1200 hours. On the way to go hospital I have tried her to vomiting & finally she vomited & 1st 3 times its color was blue. And then 3-4 times she vomited blood. After reached hospital doctors said there is no way & need to wash in case of harpic poison. Doctors said actually harpic poison already done its job whenever & wherever it touched the way to sallowing time. Doctors prescribed her some exam X-ray, ECG, CXR, S. creatinine, S. Electrolyte, Urine R/E & endorse copy. After 02 days doctors said it's better to treatment her in home rather then hospital as now she just need to take medicine & liquid food & wait to recover the affected places of the inner part of the body. Almost after 15 days she can drink liquid foods painlessly but last 03 days she again start vomiting after anything she eat. Now today she almost felt bad inside & tried not to eat even water as she said it's better feel hungry rather then vomiting. In the endoscopy report I noticed her maximum area that touched poison was severely ulcerated. Last 02 days she don't want to eat (liquid food) & slept but for short time. She lost almost 10 kg weight for this accident. I am so much worried for her, couldn't understand what to do & or is there any fault in the treatment. Please advise should I take her India (Chennai) for better treatment or what's the common scenario of harpic poisoning. Thanks in advance for kind advise. Best regards Arif Arian.

MBBS, M.S., MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Agra
Dear sir,
My wife 20 years old accidentally drunk harpic poison may be 200 mg on last 06th July near about at 1200 ho...
Dear, At this time she requires an urgent Feeding Jejunostomy. Where a tube will be placed inside her intestine fr feeding purposes. This will help her to maintain her nutrition. After a while depending upon the status of her esophagus. A plan fr dilatation (if possible) will be instituted. If it succeeds then nothing more will be required. Else she will need a gastric/colonic pull up procedure to replace her native esophagus. We do these procedures at our hospital fairly regularly. Nd these facilities r available at most good centres. So no need to take her to Chennai unless your location favours so.
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What are the symptoms of having any liver disease. And what tests are to be done to check whether is there any problem in liver or not.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What are the symptoms of having any liver disease.
And what tests are to be done to check whether is there any proble...
Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, yellow eyes, sclera, yellowish skin are some symptoms of liver disease. There are some blood tests which can rule out liver diseases. Eg. Prothrombin time, direct indirect albumin, bilirubin, sgpt, sgot etc.
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I am suffering from anal fissure from last 6 months. Is there any treatment without surgery.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
You need to be examined by a general surgeon and proctoscopy to be done to find out what exactly it is, if it is a fissure then keep your stool soft by taking plenty of fluids orally and high fibre diet even you can take syp cremaffin 3 to 6 tsf hs, use ointment lox anally before defecation and ointment nitrogesic anally qid for 6 months.
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