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Dr. Bala Murali

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Bala Murali Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. Bala Murali is a popular Gastroenterologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sridevi Speciality Hospital - Koyambedu in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Murali on Lybrate.com.

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I am from Kerala and I shifted to Pune about one month ago. I am not getting adjusted to food stuff over here. From yesterday my motion is not proper, my stool is going out like water and can not be controlled. I would like to get my digestion in a proper manner. What can I do for it? (I have gas related issues already in my stomach and taking Rabium 20 daily 1no before breakfast)

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am from Kerala and I shifted to Pune about one month ago. I am not getting adjusted to food stuff over here.
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Maintain proper hygiene, take filtered water only. No smoking, no alcohol if any. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy/usg done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I am 27 years old, my problem symptoms, 1 st symptom in chest burning is happens. 2 nd symptom is left arm is getting some pain. 3 symptom is acidity. Kindly provide me solution.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Here are tips to prevent Acidity/heartburn/GERD. -Relax and eat food slowly;Take time to eat- don't rush. Avoid skipping breakfast. - Eat smaller meals;Don't overeat  -Limit fluids intake during meals. As it increases stomach distension.  -Avoid foods and drinks that trigger acidity (e.g. Fatty ,Spicy foods, onions, garlic, peppermint, chocolate, coffee,tea, citrus fruits or juices, tomatoes, cola or alcohol) -Stop smoking. & Avoid alcohol;Try meditation, stretching or deep breathing instead.Strive for a less stressful life. Stress may increase stomach acids -Wear loose-fitting clothes.Tight clothes or belts can constrict your stomach. -Lose weight; Extra fat places pressure on abdomen, pushing gastric juices up  -Do daily exercise.like walking;It keeps you upright, allowing gravity to aid digestion -Don't lie down after eating.Wait at least 2-3 hours after meal before sleeping. Avoid late night snacks .Elevate the head end of bed by 6-8 inches. Sleep in left lateral position. -Review the medications;that cause acidity: like pain relievers/ antibiotics/Iron tablets HOME REMEDIES: -Chewing gum after meals. stimulates saliva production, which neutralize stomach acid .Herbal Tea improves digestion and soothe gas and nausea. Take low fat milk. -Dried ginger ,dried fennel or Ripened guava can speed up digestion of food  -Juices-Citrus drinks such as orange, tomato juice ,grapefruit, and pineapple juice are very acidic and can cause acid reflux. Other juices like apple,carrot,aloe vera,-are less acidic and thus safe..  -TREATMENT:  -Antacids: for mild symptoms, like SUCRAMAL/DIGENE/Mucaine gel, may give relief. Other antacids, such as Gaviscon, create a protective foam barrier that coats the stomach  -Proton Pump Inhibitors;for severe cases, these reduce acid in the stomach.ie:Pantocid –DSR/Sompraz-D/Rabicip-D.These are taken once/twice daily before meals.
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How to solve my gas problem and little pain on my chest often?

MD - Pathology
General Physician,
How to solve my gas problem and little pain on my chest often?
Take antacid daily in morning reduce tea coffee intake take food low in oil and spices take frequent an small meals drink plenty of water.
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Hi When I stole. Inter layer of my anus pains /kinda ichyy. Help me. What it is happening. Sometimes it doesn't happen and some time it do?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , I am sure you are suffering from anal fissure due to constipation with passage of hard faeces. So concentrate on treating constipation and drink more fluids.
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Sir, when I eat dinner or lunch I got gas problem I think food not gets absorbed please suggest me something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Sir, when I eat dinner or lunch I got gas  problem I think food not gets absorbed please suggest me something.
Dear Lybrate User, To get relief from gas problem and to increase digestion power you can follow these methods : *Take one teaspoon of ajwain seeds ( carom )and 1/2 teaspoon of jeera grind it and make powder of it add 1/3 rd of teaspoon of this in your food you eat . *Take pudina ( mint) and coriander leaves grind it and eat one teaspoon of it daily 2 times in a day . You can make chutney of it . Mint and corriander has enzymes that increase your digestion . *Eat one fruit before one hour of taking meal . Eat an apple daily . *Do running and jogging exercise daily . Do pavanmuktasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert. *Eat healthy food and avoid fast food , spicy food , excessive consumption of tea , coffee and alcohol
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It feels like acid is forming in my mouth during the evening time. I think it is gastric. What are the things that I should do to avoid the same?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
It feels like acid is forming in my mouth during the evening time. I think it is gastric. What are the things that I ...
Hi! Avoid oily items Maintain timely eating Sleep well Physical exercise Avoid spicy items If you can't b alright by natural methods Then visit a physician
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I am having acidity from morning after having breads and milk tea, please suggest what to do.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am having acidity from morning after having breads and milk tea, please suggest what to do.
No smoking, no alcohol if any. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I am suffering from acne near to anus with sever itching and causing very discomfort. Suggest me suitable remedy please.

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General Surgeon, Panipat
lybrate-user Small acne like things around rectum are they in multiple or single. Mostly unhygienic conditions and excess sweating may cause it and other is worm infestation. So please clean the area with soap thoroughly apply some moisturiser or easily available coconut oil and take some common deworming tablets. I hope you will improve.
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Hi, I'm suffering from bloating for the past 1 year. It developed gradually, so, couldn't feel it. I thought it will get away soon. Now I feel my belly is full always. Breathing has become very shallow. Can't breathe fully from the naval. Due to lack of oxygen and fast breathing, I can't run, do exercise and get out of breath very soon. It doesn't matter what I eat or drink, my stomach feels heavy even after eating small meal or simply fruits. Kindly suggest me my options to cure it. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hi, I'm suffering from bloating for the past 1 year. It developed gradually, so, couldn't feel it. I thought it will ...
Hello- belching or bloating of stomach is mainly due to improper food habits and schedule. >try this ayurvedic tips and treatment- 1) hinguashtak churna 1/2 tsp twice daily before meals. 2) jirakaristha 2 tsp with water after meals. 3) haritaki powder 1 tsp at bed time. 4) avoid excess (>2ltr) daily water intake and drinking milk at bed time. 5) practice pawanmuktasana in the morning.(it prevents bloating by releasing trapped air in the intestines)
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I have appendix symptom from last 5 yrs. I want to get well without any operation. Can you help me for any solution? Thank you in advance.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
Hi if you have symptoms for the last 5 years and have been diagnosed with appendicitis, surgery is the best solution. Do not wait any longer and take more medicines. Regards.
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It is heard that water should be drunk after half to one hour after meal for proper digestion. Is it true or false. How much water to be drunk after meal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is heard that water should be drunk after half to one hour after meal for proper digestion. Is it true or false.
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There are may theories and is best to drink before food to reduce food intake and for weight loss. One glass after meal is good.
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What is the special medicine or soreness for acidity & worse smell from mouth.

What is the special medicine or soreness for acidity & worse smell from mouth.
Antacid are the medicines taken for acidity and for sme;; from mouth you have to keep an eye on your digestion and, important and essential precaution required to be taken to remain free from smell in mouth is to maintain oral hygiene. Kindly ensure that you rinse after having meals. Brush twice a day, once in morning and after dinner and use listerine mouthwash twice a day morning and before going to bed. Visit your dentist once in six month for checkup and cleaning of teeth if required.
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There is irritation and pain in my Anus area. Is it a sign of piles, if yes, what are the possible remedies to cure this.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
It could be anal fissure. Try to do sitz bath that is sit in warm water tub. Aplly smuth ointment locally. Otherwise pls consult a surgeon.
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Hi I am suffering from anal fissure from last 1 year. Please help me for a permanent cure for this.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi first of all avoid constipation have plenty of food, high fibre diet sit in warm water for 15 min three times a day. Apply lol cream 5% thrice a day have syrup loose 30 ml at night. Don't worry you will be olrite.
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I am a 20 year old student. My digestive system is not working well, what should I do? Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am a 20 year old student. My digestive system is not working well, what should I do? Please suggest.
Take bland diet,avoid spicy,oily and Junk food,drink plenty of water.Take vitazyme syrup 2 tsf twice daily after food.Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast
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I have been suffering from acidity problem last two to three months. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have been suffering from acidity problem last two to three months. What should I do?
Hi,Gas and acidity is the result of constipation and indigestion.Take homoeopathic medicine to get relief:-1. Gastrobin (WSG), 10 drops+ 1/2 cup of water, half an hour before meals, 3 times a day. 2. Natrum phos 6x, 4 tablets at a time, 3 times a day 10 mins. after meals. 3. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 4. Drink two cups of coconut water daily. 5. . Avoid heavy spicy and oily food , pickles. Revert me after 7 days.
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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
HOMOEOPATHIC TIPS FOR GASTRITIS



Gastritis is the most common silent disease of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting more than half of the world population. It is well known that H.pylori is the chief etiological agent of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric adenocarcinoma, malt lymphoma. Helicobacter pylorus was discovered by Warren and Marshal in 1983. H. pylori has some unique characteristics:

It defied its detection by scientists for centuries.
It survives in the stomach, an organ which is devised by the nature to kill all bacteria.
85% of the population hosts this organism asymptomatically.
It persists in the gastric mucosa for decades.
It does not penetrate the gastric mucosa for decades.
It reduces the risk of oesophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, in the infected individual.


Gastritis is defined as an inflammatory response of the gastric mucosa to infections or irritants.
In the histology of normal gastric mucosa, inflammatory cells – neutrophils are spare and lymphoid tissue is absent.



ACUTE GASTRITIS is diagnosed endoscopically in the presence of hyperemia, intermucosal hemorrhages, and erosions in the gastric antrum and/or body mucosa.
Erosions are flat, or elevated white based lesions with an erythematous margin, and are frequently seen in the antrum.
Histology shows marked surface epithelial degeneration and heavy infiltration with neutrophils, but it is rarely performed.



CHRONIC GASTRITIS may be classified as chronic active, non-atrophic (superficial), atrophic and pernicious anaemia.
On histology of the gastric mucosa, there is a predominant increase in the chronic inflammatory cells – lymphocytes, plasma cells and an occasional lymphoid follicle may be present.
Presence of numerous neutrophils indicates activity (chronic active gastritis).

Symptoms:

The vast majority of chronic gastritis patients are asymptomatic. Non colicky pain in upper abdomen within 15 minutes after ingestion of a spicy meal and absence of pain on delaying or omission of a spicy meal are considered suggestive of chronic gastritis. Heaviness in upper abdomen immediately after a meal is also not an uncommon symptom. With a fiberoptic gastroscope a definite diagnosis of chronic gastritis is easy with biopsy from the body mucosa and the antrum. H.pylori causes chronic gastritis in all subjects. H.Pylori colonizes normal antrum and may extend into the body mucosa causing corpus gastritis. Chronic gastritis due to H.pylori slowly progresses over a few decades from the superficial to atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and gastric adenocarcinoma.

H. pylori was earlier responsible for more than 80% of chronic gastritis but its prevalence is decreasing in countries with improved sanitation.



H.PYLORI AND PEPTIC ULCER



DUODENAL ULCER:

The patients. with duodenal ulcer may present with dull aching pain in the epigastrium, occurring daily on an empty stomach or at midnight relieved soon after the ingestion of antacid, milk or non-spicy food. Nearly half of the numbers of patients with typical history of duodenal ulcer do not show any ulcer on endoscopy. The popular multi-factorial theory of stress and spices causing duodenal ulcer, died its natural death, with the discovery of H.pylori in 1983.

A major breakthrough in understanding of the etiology of duodenal ulcer was the discovery of H.pylori in the antral mucosal biopsy of humans, on upper gastrodudenal endoscopy- as; H.pylori is present in the antral mucosal biopsy of >90 % of duodenal ulcer patients., following the eradication of H.pylori from the gastric mucosa, annual duodenal ulcer recurrence reduced to less than 10% compared to 80%. Failure to eradicate H. pylori results in a higher recurrence rate of duodenal ulcer. H. pylori infection of the antral mucosa increases the risk of duodenal ulcer by 3-6 folds.



GASTRIC ULCER:

Pt. with benign gastric ulcer does not have any classical pattern of symptoms for a clinical diagnosis. Pt. may complain of dull aching pain in upper abdomen soon after food intake, nusea, heaviness, heamatemesis or symptoms of anemia.

Benign gastric ulcer is rare in Indian population, it may occur with ch.gastritis due to H.pylori or following ingestion of aspirin or NSAID. H. pylori increases the risk of benign gastric ulcer by 3 folds.



INVESTIGATION

Gastric mucosal Biopsy
Gastric secretion: Acid, Pepsin, Intrinsic factor
Co vita B12 excretion test
Fasting serum pepsinogen,serum gastrin
Parietal cell, intrinsic factor, helicobacter pylori antibody
H.pylori detection : invasive ,non invasive methods


THE HOMOEOPATHIC APPROACH

Abdominal pain and inflammation present difficulties in diagnosis for even the most experienced physician. All cases of dynamic diseases, acute or chronic even when resulting from mechanical or psychological injuries, are amenable to homoeopathy. The homoeopathic medicine works quite well in the treatment of an acute abdomen often averting the need for surgery in many of cases. The problem may range from entrapment of gas, to constipation, perforation of the bowel which results in sever inflammation and sepsis which may result in death. Any acute onset of abdominal pain should be considered a medical emergency.

By carefully applying the law of similars, the physician will observe that all cases of curable dynamic disease are curable with homoeopathy. To achieve this, the physician must be thoroughly familiar with the principles of homoeopathy as taught in the ORGANON and must know how to make the use of materia medica.

Repertories are used as essential links between the patient’s symptoms and the vast materia medica.

Clinical guides such as below mentioned, provide a synopsis of the most characteristic symptoms of the leading remedies in a given condition. Their objective is to give assistance only. While using it one has to be aware of two general drawbacks. One, it may fail because of its incompleteness as only leading remedies in given a given condition can be presented, and the symptomatology of each remedy presented is limited to only the leading characteristic symptoms.

In clinical practice the patient will most of the time present some symptoms that can only be found in a more complete materia medica. Second, there is the inevitable temptation to associate remedies with a given disease. The practice of homoeopathy consists of constant individualization. – The more we understand this science the more we individualize. Frequent follow up to monitor the patient’s condition is a must.



ABIES CANADENSIS:

Gnawing, hungry faint feeling at the epigastrium

Burning and distension of stomach with palpitation

Tendency to eat far beyond the capacity for digestion

Great appetite, craving for meat, pickles, radish, turnips, coarse food

Flatulence disturbs the heart’s action

Wants to lie down all the time



ABIES NIGRA:

Pain in stomach always comes on after eating

Sensation as if a hard-boiled egg had lodged in the cardiac end of stomach

Great craving for food at noon and night

Dyspepsia of the aged, after tea or tobacco

Sour eructation



ACETIC ACID

Constitution – Pale, lean, emaciated persons.

Symptoms relating to GIT indicating hyperacidity – Burning pains as of an ulcer

Cancer of stomach

Sour eructation

Vomits every kind of food

Heartburn and water brash

Hyperchlorhydria

Concomitants – Profuse salivation

Intense burning thirst

Haemorrhage from bowels

ALSO MANY REMEDIES ARS.ALB. , SULPH, CAL.CARB.ETC

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