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Dr. Kannan

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

350 at clinic
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Dr. Kannan is a popular Gastroenterologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with BM Hospitals in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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When I eat or drink anything, after some time gas come from my mouth with heavy sound for a long time. Please advice me for this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
When I eat or drink anything, after some time gas come from my mouth with heavy sound for a long time. Please advice ...
There are many remedies for aerophagia that you can use yourself and mostly this will involve altering your lifestyle and diet – i.e. consuming less chewing gum, eating more slowly, eating with your mouth closed and stopping drinking fizzy drinks. At the same time controlling your breathing and particularly when you are nervous can help to prevent the problem. Sometimes we are also prone to taking big 'gulps' of air before we start speaking so if this is a habit you are guilty of then try to stop.
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Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease - How Can It Be Managed?

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, DNB (Medical), MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease - How Can It Be Managed?

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disease which occurs when the stomach acid and at times the contents in your stomach flows backwards into the food pipe. The backwash or reflux irritates the esophagus's lining and hence causes GERD. Individuals may manage GERD's discomfort by changing their lifestyle and by taking over-the-counter or OTC medications. But, certain people might also require stronger medications or surgery for reducing the symptoms.

Some of the basic signs include chest pain, burning sensation in the chest, dry cough, difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, etc. If you experience such symptoms at least twice a week or if your physician notices damage in your food pipe, then you might undergo diagnosis. Though drugs are the primary GERD treatment yet, an individual can manage it by following certain tips which may give relief.

Few ways to manage GERD- self-care tips:

  1. One of the effective ways to help yourself is by consuming smaller meals. Instead of taking three big meals regularly, you may try having smaller meals frequently and avoid stuffing.
  2. Almost all individuals tend to have dinner just half an hour before sleep, but this might affect GERD patients. It is best to eat 2 hours before going to bed as by doing so your stomach will get enough time to digest the food.
  3. Due to a hectic schedule and fast paced lifestyle, people tend to eat as quickly as possible. To manage GERD, one must eat slowly and put down the spoon or fork in between each bite.
  4. Changing the daily diet by striking off the trigger foods is beneficial in managing GERD symptoms. Though the food triggers vary from one person to another yet, it includes coffee, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, tomato, citrus juices, onions, spicy and high- fat foods, etc.
  5. Sleeping with the head end of the bed elevated by 6 inches is a very effective way of reducing night time reflux. It is also advisable to sleep on your left side . Never sleep on the right side as this position promotes reflux. Medications to reduce acid production are the mainstay of the medical treatment.
  6. One always has to ensure that they are following the various lifestyle changes along with the medication. Other medications include pro kinetic medicines which help the stomach empty. Surgery always remains the last resort in the treatment of GERD. Endoscopy is required for the diagnosis or GERD Prior to any surgery a Manometry and 24 hr ph merry test is compulsory.

If you are suffering from GERD symptoms frequently, then you may maintain a diary for figuring out which foods are giving you trouble.

When is a surgery required?
If lifestyle changing tips and other medications fail to provide any relief, then physicians recommend undergoing surgery.

  • Surgery is done for strengthening lower esophageal sphincter and also for reinforcing it. The surgery for reinforcing lower esophageal sphincter is performed by surgeons laparoscopically. The surgeon inserts instruments like a tiny camera and flexible tube by making 3-4 incisions in the abdomen. This surgery for managing GERD may be quite effective.
  • Experts state that candidates who undergo GERD surgery are those who are unwilling to take GERD drugs or are not getting relief from them. While choosing a surgeon, it is better to consider one who possesses huge experience of the particular operation which you need and also with a good track record.
  • So, you must visit a doctor if you experience frequent gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms. It won't be a good decision to take OTC medications without your doctor's recommendation if you notice arm or jaw pain along with difficulty in breathing as these are signs of heart attack. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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I am a 40 year old male. I am suffering from boils in my anus for a year now. It heals automatically after one week or so, but keeps coming back after two months so in the same area, a few centimeters away fro the first one. It is very painful and effects my bowel movements. The local Doctor prescribed antibiotics but seems have no affect. What should I do?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Recurrent anal boils is to be investigated further. I advise you to take medicated sitz bath (sitting in lukewarm tub of water for 10-15 min three-four times daily) please consult a doctor for thorough investigation.
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Sir. I am Vijay .I am 30 years old. I have a problem that linear ulcers at the lower end of oesophagus. Please show me a good solution forward me. I can't sleep at The night because this problem. Please tell me that what should l do. Give me a Best solution. Please.

BAMS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Do you have any addictions? Fix your meal times. Avoid spicy n oily stuffs, Eat every two hours. Don't stay empty stomach. Treatment could be recommend after seeing your scopy reports.
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I am getting gas problem from past few days so can you suggest me how to solve this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga - NDDY
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
I am getting gas problem from past few days so can you suggest me how to solve this problem.
Have some alkalisers. Ayurvedic medicines like shankhavati or shivakhashar pachan vati will be helpful. Take care.
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How to stop the Farting smell. Please consider my problem. And tell me solutions. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to stop the Farting smell. Please consider my problem. And tell me solutions. Thank you.
Tips- Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet.
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I am jogging 45 minutes without any break and after that I am doing 18 minutes abdominal workout. I am taking break weekly Sunday and Monday. Now one week over. Is it possible to get six pack abs in four months?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am jogging 45 minutes without any break and after that I am doing 18 minutes abdominal workout. I am taking break w...
It depends on the type of abdominal exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscle.Follow the advice of Gym Instructor and undertake exercise accordingly
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I am 24 years ols. I am getting digestion problem what should I do because whenever I eat frequently I need to go toilet.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 24 years ols. I am getting digestion problem what should I do because whenever I eat frequently I need to go toi...
Please do stool test. Do take balance diet and on time daily. Take proper sleep. No junk-foods/night watching/late rising from bed. Take a fruit daily in evening. Get back to me for proper treatment. Take nux vom 30 - once daily 6 pills for next 7 days and revert back.
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My wife having acidity problem at night while sleeping whole she is not having acidity and also she have hormones problem and urine problem what to do pls suggest.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My wife having acidity problem at night while sleeping whole she is not having acidity and also she have hormones pro...
For acidity do you have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs 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 milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day for medicine contact on private chat.
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