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Dr. Jessima

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

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5 Sure Shot Reasons Behind That Acidity

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, DNB (Medical), MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
5 Sure Shot Reasons Behind That Acidity

Acidity or acid efflux refers to a sharp pain and burning sensation in the center of a person’s chest. Often referred to as heartburn, this disorder affects millions of people across the world. Even though suffering from acidity once in a while is more or less normal, a frequent case of acid reflux may be indicative of a more severe underlying condition.

Here is a look at some of the common reasons behind your recurring acidity.

  1. Lying down after a meal: A meal requires a bit of time to get digested. Before digestion, the acid is contained in the stomach using the diaphragm. However, if you lie down right after having a meal, the diaphragm may or the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) may open up, causing the stomach acid to spill into the chest. This can alleviate acidity symptoms. Similarly, a particularly heavy meal can also cause acidity.
  2. Obesity: People who are overweight or obese have a greater risk of suffering from acidity compared to those who maintain an ideal body weight. So, start exercising and losing the extra pounds if you have been suffering from acid reflux for quite a while now.
  3. Certain foods: Citrus fruits and vegetables contain citric acid, which help in increasing the overall acidic level in the stomach. Other foods, which should be avoided and can be a cause for acidity include chocolates, garlic, mint, onions, oily and fatty foods. You do not have to stop having these foods completely, but you should try to avoid them as much as possible.
  4. Certain beverages: Alcohol consumption can often lead to acidity. It is best to avoid regular alcohol consumption and even if you choose to have a peg or two, make sure it is only for a limited period of time. Regular or excessive consumption of other artificially sweetened drinks, carbonated drinks and even tea or coffee, can also lead to acid reflux syndrome. If you partake any of these drinks, try to reduce the amount and ingest as little as possible.
  5. Pregnancy: Pregnant women undergo a plethora of changes in their bodies. Some are visible from the exterior, while the others happen inside the body. A range of hormonal changes occur at this point in time which can cause certain problems in the body. One of the major hormones linked to acid reflux during pregnancy is progesterone. This hormone is vital for the proper growth and development of the fetus, but the hormone also slows down the rate of digestion.
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Hello doc my mother age is 46 she is suffering from heavy gastric she use to take rablet it tablet when she takes she is fine all day .so please tell me how to get relief without tablet.

DNB FORENSIC MEDICINE, MD FORENSIC MEDICINE, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello doc my mother age is 46 she is suffering from heavy gastric she use to take rablet it tablet when she takes she...
You can help her by the following- 1. ENO salt in water, as and when required. It is safe. But too much of anything is bad. 2. She should avoid any fried stuff, namkrens, sweets, spicy food. 3. Not to go to bed within 2.5 hours of consuming any food. 4. Not to drink too much water after meals. 5. Should consume a little food at a time. She can take meals every 2-3 hours if she feels hungry. 6. She can consult if she does not improve after all these measures. She might need medication for a continuous period of time. All the best!
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Gallstones - Causes, Treatment And Prevention

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Gallstones - Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Gallstones are actually hard deposits or lumps that are formed in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped, a sac-like structure that is located in the upper-right part of the abdomen that stores bile. Many people have gallstones present in their bladder but they never know it. This can be an alarming situation for people who have it.

What Causes Gallstones?

There may be several reasons, including:

  1. Your genes
  2. Your weight
  3. Problems with your gallbladder
  4. Diet
  5. Bile can be part of the problem. Your body needs bile, but if it has too much cholesterol in it, that makes gallstones more likely.
  6. It can also happen if your gallbladder can’t empty properly.

Who Is at Risk for Gallstones?
While your body produces cholesterol naturally, you can also take in excess cholesterol through your diet. Many risk factors for gallstones are related to diet. These include:

  1. Being overweight or obese
  2. Eating a diet that’s high in fat or cholesterol
  3. Rapid weight loss within a short period of time
  4. Eating diet that’s low in fiber
  5. Having diabetes mellitus

What are the treatments available for this?

  1. Surgery: One of the famous treatments include surgeries. The famous surgery is Cholecystectomy (Removal of the gallbladder) that further includes Laparoscopic surgery and Open cholecystectomy.
  2. Medications: The patients who cannot undergo surgeries can also use drugs like ursodiol and chenodiol. But this can take months or years to remove stones from the bladder.

You can reduce your risk of gallstones if you:

  1. Don't skip meals. Try to stick to your usual meal times each day. Skipping meals or fasting can increase the risk of gallstones.
  2. Lose weight slowly. If you need to lose weight, go slow. Rapid weight loss can increase the risk of gallstones. Aim to lose 1 or 2 pounds (about 0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity and being overweight increase the risk of gallstones. Work to achieve a healthy weight by reducing the number of calories you eat and increasing the amount of physical activity you get. Once you achieve a healthy weight, work to maintain that weight by continuing your healthy diet and continuing to exercise. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.
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I am suffering from the problems of gastrointestinal. Sometimes I suffered from the acidity stomach pain when exceeding. I also have mucus problem in the belly for 2 years. I give some advice. Its get irritating for me.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am suffering from the problems of gastrointestinal. Sometimes I suffered from the acidity stomach pain when exceedi...
Apple cider vinegar, used in the treatment of indigestion, can also help with gas. This remedy will soothe the stomach and give you instant relief. If apple cider vinegar is not available, you can try regular vinegar. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. Allow the water to cool to room temperature, and then drink it.

Whatever I eat immediately I need to go toilet, from long time have bad mouth smell problem, I eat good but always feel low energetic.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Thrissur
Whatever I eat immediately I need to go toilet, from long time have bad mouth smell problem, I eat good but always fe...
Hii lybrate-user. First of all thank you for approaching us for your query. According to your query, first regarding toilet issue it can be due to some gastric problem please you may have to meet a gastroenterologist for that. Secondly the bad mouth smell problem can be due to so many reasons like decayed tooth, sinusitis, or can be due to gastric causes like regurgitation ,or can be due to debris and caluculus in the teeth. We have to find out the cause and remove it. In my opinion it can be mostly due to gastric cause as you hav said you have other gastric issues (frequent toilet) So once gastric cause is treated bad mouth smell will also be prevented. If still you hav problem after that let us know we will find out other ways to treat that problem. Meantime brush twice daily do tongue scraping and drink lots of water. Above all these be calm n cool. Stressfree calm mind can solve any problem. Hope I hav replied to your query. Any more queries you can approach me through private questions. Thank you and have a healthy day.
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I am a 15 year old male named Vishnu Rajeev. My parents has been asking my about why I spend a lot of time in the toilet for pooping. They even ask whether I have any problem on my anus, but I was soo shy to let them know about the problem. My problem is: When I poo it hurts a lot. There is bit of bleeding from my anus, it also happens if I am not pooing as well. There was blood on my underwear everyday. I can't hold it anymore. What should I do? Which doctor should I consult? Gynecologist, Urologist or Sexologist. Help me.

MBBS
Urologist, Kolkata
My friend. Do you have constipation a lot and do you stress while you pass stool? this might have caused an anal fissure which is the cause of the bleed. Please increase more vegetables in you diet and drink plenty of water to soften the stool. Take sitz bath thrice a day.(take warm water n a tub and dip your anal region in it for 5mins.) try this for a week. If it does not help consult a general surgeon. Or you can also consult me privately so that I can help you with needed medications.
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My mother suffering from second stage rectal cancer with rectal bleeding and also renal failure and diabetes doctor's advice operation but my family should not do. please suggest me what should I do. I am her daughter.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
My mother suffering from second stage rectal cancer with rectal bleeding and also renal failure and diabetes doctor's...
Treatment of rectal cancer is surgery. Well, patient has to be fit for it. If there are associated medical problems they need to be corrected/controlled before going ahead with surgery. So it is better for your mother to take treated at a multi-speciality / medical college hospital for a well coordinated management. Thanks.
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How can I get rid of excessive stomach gas? I've tried dieting well, took medication and exercises but the bloating does not go away.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
How can I get rid of excessive stomach gas? I've tried dieting well, took medication and exercises but the bloating d...
The gas is produced by gas forming foods and you need to take non gas forming foods take timely meals
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I am from state of assam, India. My father age 52 has gallstone 12 mm. He experiences little pain under ribcage. What should I do? Please help.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I am from state of assam, India. My father age 52 has gallstone 12 mm. He experiences little pain under ribcage. What...
If he is having much discomfort, affecting quality of life, the GB should be removed. If he is not symptomatic, it may not necessarily be removed now.
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