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Dr. L.Srinivasan

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

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Hi, I am suffering with gastric problem since 2 years. I am unable to find out the good medicine for this problem. In the night timings my stomach is like burning in the nasal. Kindly help me to cure from this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi,
I am suffering with gastric problem since 2 years. I am unable to find out the good medicine for this problem. In...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato,cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat.limit fluid intake during meal 4.Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having, 6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet Aciloc/Rantac 300mg at bed time before dinner and avoid tea/coffee/alcohol/smoking/spicy oily/fried food in the night .8.Consult me for further advice
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I have severe pain my stomach and I have been vomiting since 2 days. I think it's a case of food poisoning or something do you agree.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have severe pain my stomach and I have been vomiting since 2 days. I think it's a case of food poisoning or somethi...
Homoeopathicmedicine ARSENIC ALBUM 30 ( SBL) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every half to one hrly and slowly decrease the dose depending upon recovery.
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I am 21 years old. I have irritation in my rectum area. I have seen blood in my stool. What should I do? Please help me.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
From your symptoms at your age, the possibility of piles is there. While general precautions like taking enough water, healthy foods and avoiding constipation should help, an examination of the area will define the problem and suitable treatment can be done.
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I am 26 years old, wt 42, I'm feeling burning like sensation after passing stools near anus from last 1 week. I do not have constipation or diarrhea. Please recommend any quick remedy for this. Thank u.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 26 years old, wt 42, I'm feeling burning like sensation after passing stools near anus from last 1 week. I do no...
Anovate before and after toilet to be instilled inside 7 days. In case of no relief, consult a doctor in Person,
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Since few months I am facing pelvic pain issue. I have asked many times he said it may b because of acidity but some times the pain is so much ki my left leg also affected. Wanted to understand is it any major issue, or what causes can it b?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Since few months I am facing pelvic pain issue. I have asked many times he said it may b because of acidity but some ...
Hello Lybrate user according to Ayurveda Vata vikriti is the main factor for pain. Treatment- 1-apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation. 2-take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. 3-Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Diet- Avoid fermented food. Junk food. Potato rice. Sleep well.
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Hi. I am a male 23 years old. I never prefer junk food over home food however since couple of weeks whenever I eat daal or sabzi I feel a burn at the centre of my chest as soon as I drink Water it disappear but again persists after having daily/sabzi. Even it occurs when I eat oranges .please suggest me something to do so that I can get rid from this. Thanks in advance :)

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi. I am a male 23 years old. I never prefer junk food over home food however since couple of weeks whenever I eat da...
1-Take pranacharya aceno syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day.... 2-Take pranacharya aceno capsule 1-1 twice a day.... 3-Take avipattikar churna 1-1 gm with warm water.. 4-Take pranacharya udar bhaskar kshar churna twice a day with warm water..
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I am having a problem related to my stomach. I have to go washroom 4-5 times a day. Because my stomach doesn't gets clear in one time. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am having a problem related to my stomach. I have to go washroom 4-5 times a day. Because my stomach doesn't gets c...
One supplement name Nutrilite fibre can be start after personal consultation, this has shown wonderful result in constipation Consult Physician/me for further Management
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Hello, My baby had loose motions last week and also cough. But now he is OK. But he his passing his poop with mucus and some traces of blood in it. Please suggest me what should I do.

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
Hello, My baby had loose motions last week and also cough. But now he is OK. But he his passing his poop with mucus a...
Mr. I suggest you to take homoeopathic medicine tubuerculinum 200 single dose daily solve your problem.
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Sir now a days I am suffering by piles. I am very I'll. Blood put every day. Become I'll. In this way I am also suffering by acidity and gas. I also smoke. Pls help me. Pls say what is my treatment? May I smoke during this piles?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir now a days I am suffering by piles. I am very I'll. Blood put every day. Become I'll. In this way I am also suffe...
Your piles, acidity and gas--Observe the following to improve your digestive system---*Diet –Avoid fried, spicy and sour foods. *Maintain food timings-neither stomach should be empty nor heavy, frequent small helpings may be ok. *Prefer – whole grains, milk, curd, greens, fruits and such items which suit you. *Have timely and adequate sleep. *. Drinking lots of water is good.*Be relaxed and avoid tension *. Daily jogging or such exercise to ensure good blood circulation which helps digestion, dissipation of gases and nutrients reaching the body *Increased blood circulation, in turn, takes away toxins from the system making you more active agile and fit. Digestive disorder and flatulence bloats your abdomen causing pressure on other adjacent organs. Homoeopathy has good treatment for stomach pain acidity and flatulence and PILES without adverse effects. Take Nux vomica 200 in the morning and in the evening for 6 days and give feedback.
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I am having urge to defecate virtually after every meal+there is itching inside the anus and also outside. Please suggest the possible reasons and medicine So. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Alpha DP, 2 tabs thrice daily after meals. Take Ratanhia 30 ch , 3 drops once daily. Revert after 7 days.
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Myself whenever I wake up , I use to go loo for (siting) and come back and again when I have morning hot drink again I feel like going and then I'l repeat the same thing. Then after having my breakfast again the same thing continues. After these 3 times, I feel normal and again the same thing continue on the very next morning. So kindly suggest me with any treatment or exercises.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Myself whenever I wake up , I use to go loo for (siting) and come back and again when I have morning hot drink again ...
You are most probably suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. In this condition the frequency and urge to go to toilet increases especially just after meals. Ibs can be caused due to many reasons out of which stress is one important cause. When your life and body are stressed, it can lead to ibs. You need to practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques. If your symptoms are not improved, you need to take prescription medication for a period of time. Please consult in private for prescription drugs.
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My 52 years old wife is suffering from Fatty Liver. Feels breathlessness and heavy stomach after taking normal light food. Please advise what to do?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
My 52 years old wife is suffering from Fatty Liver. Feels breathlessness and heavy stomach after taking normal light ...
Fatty liver is abnormal deposition of fat in liver. Nafl for long duration may create major issues for the person. Rule out cardiac problem as a cause of breathlessness. Feeling of stomach fullness could be because of either swollen lining of the stomach or other organ compressing the stomach. Consult surgeon, gastroenterologist or hepatologist whomsoever you have access to and get further evaluated.
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As a dietary supplement, what is the maximum/desirable dosage of alpha lipoic acid per day?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
As a dietary supplement, what is the maximum/desirable dosage of alpha lipoic acid per day?
Hi, alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that's in many foods, and it's made naturally in our bodies. There is a strong evidence that alpha-lipoic acid supplements help with type 2 diabetes. Several studies have found that they can improve insulin resistance. Studies also found that alpha-lipoic acid supplements can help with neuropathy -- nerve damage -- caused by diabetes or cancer treatment. They seem to reduce symptoms like pain, tingling, and prickling in the feet and legs. It may also help protect the retina from some of the damage that can occur in people with diabetes. There's some early evidence that long-term use of alpha-lipoic acid might help with the symptoms of dementia. Although these uses are promising, diabetes and cancer obviously need proper medical treatment. So don't treat yourself on your own with supplements. Given the lack of evidence about its safety, alpha-lipoic acid is not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Many foods contain alpha-lipoic acid in very low amounts. They include spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran. Red meat -- and particularly organ meat -- is also a source of alpha-lipoic acid. There are side-effects, risks and interactions associated with usage of alpha-lipoic acid. Because alpha-lipoic acid is an unproven treatment, there is no established dose.
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Know Everything About Pancreatitis!!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, MNAMS
Gastroenterologist, Faridabad
Know Everything About Pancreatitis!!

What is Pancreas? 

The pancreas is an organ placed behind the stomach in abdomen. It produces: digestive juices (produce by exocrine pancreas, it help in digestion of food) as well as digestive hormones i.e. insulin and glucagon (produce by endocrine pancreas) which help in regulation of the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. 

What is pancreatitis? 

Pancreatitis is abnormal swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. Once the gland becomes inflamed, the condition can progress to swelling of the gland and surrounding blood vessels, bleeding, infection, and damage to the gland. Normally, digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas do not become active until they reach the small intestine. But when the pancreas is inflamed, digestive juices become trapped and start "digesting" the pancreas itself. If this damage persists, the gland may not be able to carry out normal functions. 

What Are the Types of Pancreatitis? 

Pancreatitis may be acute (new, short-term) or chronic (ongoing, long-term). Either type can be very severe, even life-threatening. Either type can have serious complications. 

  1. Acute pancreatitis usually begins soon after the damage to the pancreas begins. Attacks are mostly very mild, but about 20% of them are very severe. The onset of acute pancreatitis is often very sudden. The inflammation usually clears up within several days after treatment begins. An attack lasts for a short time and usually resolves completely as the pancreas returns to its normal state. Some people have only one attack, whereas other people have more than one attack, but the pancreas always returns to its normal state unless necrotizing pancreatitis develops and becomes life-threatening. 
  2. Chronic pancreatitis begins as acute pancreatitis. If the pancreas becomes scarred during the attack of acute pancreatitis, it cannot return to its normal state. The damage to the gland continues, worsening over time. Pancreatitis can come and go quickly, or it can be a chronic problem. Treatment will depend on whether your pancreatitis is acute or chronic. 

What are the causes of pancreatitis? 
Alcohol abuse and gallstones are the two main causes of pancreatitis, accounting for 80% to 90% of all individuals diagnosed with pancreatitis. 

  1. Gallstones form from a buildup of material within the gallbladder, another organ in the abdomen (please see previous illustration). A gallstone can block the pancreatic duct, trapping digestive juices inside the pancreas. Pancreatitis due to gallstones tends to occur most often in women older than 50 years of age. 
  2. Pancreatitis from alcohol use usually occurs in individuals who have been long-term alcohol drinkers for at least five to seven years. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Pancreatitis is often already chronic by the first time the person seeks medical attention (usually for severe pain).
  3. The remaining 10% to 20% of cases of pancreatitis have various causes, including the following:
    1. medications, 
    2. exposure to certain chemicals, 
    3. injury (trauma), as might happen in a car accident or bad fall leading to abdominal trauma, 
    4. hereditary disease, 
    5. surgery and certain medical procedures, 
    6. infections such as mumps (not common), 
    7. abnormalities of the pancreas or intestine, or 
    8. high fat levels in the blood. 
  4. In about 15% of cases of acute pancreatitis and 40% of cases of chronic pancreatitis, the cause is never known. 

What are the risk factors for pancreatitis? 

The major risk factors for pancreatitis are excessive alcohol intake and gallstones. Although the definition for excessive alcohol intake can vary from person-to-person, most health-care professionals suggest that moderate consumption is no more than two alcoholic drinks a day for men and one a day for women and the elderly. However, people with pancreatitis secondary to alcohol intake are usually advised to avoid all alcohol intake. Other risk factors include: 

  • a family history of pancreatitis, 
  • high levels of fat (triglycerides) in the blood, 
  • cigarette smoking
  • certain inherited disorders such as cystic fibrosis, and 
  • taking certain medicines (for example estrogen therapy, diuretics, and tetracycline). 

What Are the Symptoms of Pancreatitis? 

Most people who have acute or chronic pancreatitis experience upper abdominal pain as their primary symptom. Some of those who have chronic pancreatitis may show inflammation on imaging scans, but otherwise may show no symptoms. Symptoms of pancreatitis may include: 

  • upper abdominal pain: pain that wraps around the upper body and involves the back in a band-like pattern 
    • Pain associated with pancreatitis may last from a few minutes to several hours at a time. 

In severe cases, discomfort from chronic pancreatitis could become constant. Your pain is likely to increase after you eat or when you’re lying down. Try sitting up or leaning forward to make yourself more comfortable. 

Severe acute pancreatitis is a medical emergency. Severe acute pancreatitis may cause dehydration and low blood pressure. The heart, lungs, or kidneys can fail. If bleeding occurs in the pancreas, shock and even death may follow. People who have chronic pancreatitis may also experience steatorrhea, or fatty stools that give off a foul odor. Steatorrhea can be a sign of malabsorption. This means you’re not getting all of your essential nutrients because your pancreas doesn’t secrete enough digestive enzymes to break down your food. 

How pancreatitis is diagnosed? 

Your doctor will likely use a combination of blood tests and imaging scans to make a diagnosis. If you have acute pancreatitis, blood tests may show a rise in your level of pancreatic enzymes. During acute pancreatitis, the blood contains at least three times the normal amount of amylase and lipase, digestive enzymes formed in the pancreas. Changes may also occur in other body chemicals such as glucose, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate. After the person's condition improves, the levels usually return to normal. Ultrasound, MRI/MRCP, and CT scans can reveal the size of your pancreas and whether you have a blockage of the bile ducts. 

How to treat pancreatitis? 

Treatment for acute or chronic pancreatitis often involves hospitalization. In acute pancreatitis, the choice of treatment is based on the severity of the attack. If no complications are present, care usually focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting body functions so that the pancreas can recover. Treatment for acute pancreatitis includes intravenous (IV) fluids, and medications for pain, nausea and vomiting.

  • The pancreas is key to your digestive process and needs to rest to heal. No food or liquid should be taken by mouth for a few days. This is called bowel rest. By refraining from food or liquid intake, the intestinal tract and pancreas are given a chance to start healing.
  • For this reason, you may receive fluids and nutrition intravenously or through a tube that goes from your nose directly into your jejunum (part of small intestine), which is called a nasojejunal feeding tube. Restarting an oral diet depends on your condition. Some people feel better after a couple of days. Others need a week or two to heal sufficiently. 
  • If needed, medications for pain and nausea are prescribed. 
  • Those people who are having trouble breathing are given oxygen. 
  • Antibiotics are given if the health-care professional suspects an infection may be present. 
  • Some people may need a nasogastric (NG) tube. The thin, flexible plastic tube is inserted through the nose and down into the stomach to suck out the stomach juices. This suction of the stomach juices rests the intestine further, helping the pancreas recover. 
  • If the attack lasts longer than a few days, nutritional supplements are administered through an IV line. 
  • Surgery is sometimes needed to treat complications 
    • If your doctor diagnoses gallstones or other blockages of the bile ducts, you may need surgery to correct these problems later on. 

What are the complications of pancreatitis? 

Some patients may develop complications. These complications are rare, but they’re more common in people with chronic pancreatitis: 

Can pancreatitis be prevented? 

The following recommendations may help to prevent further attacks or to keep them mild: 

  • Completely eliminate alcohol because it is the only way to reduce the chance of further attacks in cases of pancreatitis caused by alcohol use, to prevent the pancreatitis from worsening, and to prevent the development of complications that can be very serious or even fatal. 
  • Eat small frequent meals. If in the process of having an attack, avoid solid foods for several days to give the pancreas a chance to recover. 
  • Eat a balanced diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats because may help individuals decrease the risk for pancreatitis since it is likely these actions will decrease the risk of gallstones, a major risk factor for pancreatitis. 
  • If pancreatitis is due to chemical exposure or medications, the source of the exposure will need to be found and stopped, and the medication will need to be discontinued. 
  • Don't smoke 
  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Exercise regularly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.
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I am a 24 years old male am suffering from diarrhea last 1 day. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Patiala
Hello drink lot of water with ors to maintain fluid level in your body. Eat curd, rice, bananas, whole wheat flour chapatis or dalia to help the healing of your intestines. Further medical management will depend on type of diarrhea.
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I am 23 now working in a MNC. I used to have stomach gases whole day. This is from my childhood. Actually my mother is also having the same problem. What can I do to get rid of this? Please help.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 23 now working in a MNC. I used to have stomach gases whole day. This is from my childhood. Actually my mother i...
follow these advices for gas problem -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;Stress may increase stomach acids -Wear loose-fitting clothes.Tight clothes or belts can constrict your stomach. -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. HOME REMEDIES:.Dried ginger ,dried fennel or Ripened guava can speed up digestion of food  -TREATMENT: - for mild symptoms, like /Mucaine gel, may give relief.  -For severe cases,tablet Pantocid –DSR are taken once/twice daily before meals as these reduce acid production in the stomach.
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I am suffering from acidity from 3_4 years my age is 17 I am male and my weight is 50 kg suggest me some beneficent medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from acidity from 3_4 years my age is 17 I am male and my weight is 50 kg suggest me some beneficent m...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days .8.Consult Gastroenterologist for further advice.
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I have been suffering for bowl problem twice or thrice in a morning since 6-7 years.What can i do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have been suffering for bowl problem twice or thrice in a morning since 6-7 years.What can i do?
Hi, Take 1 tsf of Isabgol mixed in a glass of hot water at bed time to get an easy evacuation in the morning. consume high fiber diet and drink plenty of water. Walk everyday for 45 mins.
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Last few days, I suffered by indigestion. How do I get immediate relief from that? I am not feeling appetite either.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Last few days, I suffered by indigestion. How do I get immediate relief from that? I am not feeling appetite either.
Take bland diet, 2.Avoid oily and spicy food, 3.Drink plenty of water 4Take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast 5.unienzyme 2 tablet twice daily after food for few days. 5. If no relief, consult
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