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Dr. Muthukumaran

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Muthukumaran Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. Muthukumaran is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Aditya Hospital-Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Muthukumaran on Lybrate.com.

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Hello. I have too much gastric problem from 1 year pl help me I am so tired from this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hello.
I have too much gastric problem from 1 year pl help me I am so tired from this.
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Lots of burning inside my belly. If I eat food then only I need to go to latrine, consuming water also produces gas. Eating rice also produces burn inside. Gas form a lot. It feels like hot water is circling around my belly and it pains. please help me plzz what medicines can I take. What I should eat. please help.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Lots of burning inside my belly. If I eat food then only I need to go to latrine, consuming water also produces gas. ...
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 have gas problem. Please suggest me oily food or cold drinks can harm my body part.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I have gas problem. Please suggest me oily food or cold drinks can harm my body part.
more gas formation is due to improper digestion. oiy food & cold drinks can trigger gas problems & dyscomfort. take 2 spoon ghee before meal 2 times use butter milk in meal if problem persist consult us
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My father is suffering from gastro and dysentery problem for the last couple of days. He is a diabetic patient. What to do.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
My father is suffering from gastro and dysentery problem for the last couple of days. He is a diabetic patient. What ...
U 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 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day 9. Do not drink/ STORE WATER IN PLASTIC bottles. For medicine contact on private consultation good luck.
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Hi my son age 12 years old ,he is having bleeding in stool sigmoidoscopy done report is -e/o 2*1 cm ulceration with erythematous margins. Final impression: rectal ulcer what to do.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Hi my son age 12 years old ,he is having bleeding in stool sigmoidoscopy done report is -e/o 2*1 cm ulceration with e...
Mr. lybrate-user. Mainly rectal ulcer happens due to pressure on rectal wall due to hard stools. Main precaution is to keep the stool soft. Your doctor will help you in further treatment.
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Hi doctors my mother of 42 years of age has an acute disease of gastric. She is in regular treatment from 5 years but the problem continued. She eats pan d, and carbovage as a regular medicine. She took dhekar like cow boalna jaisa. And from 4 days she has pain in her stomach and very much gas problem.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Hi doctors my mother of 42 years of age has an acute disease of gastric. She is in regular treatment from 5 years but...
She needs proper diet charts. As through changes in food intake will also reduce acidity problems. Consult with me for treatment.
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Staying Away from Stones

MCh - Urology, Visiting Fellow Andrology and Men's Health, Visiting Physician Urology and Andrology, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Master of Surgery, MBBS, EUREP USI Fellowship
Urologist, Gurgaon
Staying Away from Stones
Drink 10-12 glasses of water
Decrease salt in your diet
Less of soft drinks, tea and coffee
Less of green leaves like spinach and chulai and pumpkin, cauliflower, brinjals and mushrooms
Avoid meat
Go for high fibre diet
Exercise and keep weight under control
Keep in touch with a urologist!
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I have stomach problem. When I go to bathroom my penis is also getting pain. Some time I can't Sit or sleep properly because it's getting so much pain. Please help me what kind of medical to get it fine.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to stone in kidney/ ureter/ bladder or due to urinary tract infection 1. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glasses daily) 2. Get your urine examined for re/me, do usg kub 3. Consult urologist with report for advice and treatment.
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Hi Dr. my work is to always seat in chair. While seating it form gas in my stomach. And my stomach sometime also sound grrrr type. Tel me a tab and give me some tips.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi Dr. my work is to always seat in chair. While seating it form gas in my stomach. And my stomach sometime also soun...
Avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and can take tablet pan-d before breakfast.
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There is a stone in my gallbladder neck. Is it required to remove the full gallbladder through microsurgerysurgery or the stone can be remove from the gallbladder through microsurgery? I want a microsurgery not open surgery. please help.

M.S. general surgery, M.Ch Gastro-intestinal surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
There is a stone in my gallbladder neck. Is it required to remove the full gallbladder through microsurgerysurgery or...
Good morning, the microsurgery you are referring to is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Yes it can be done in your case.
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My brother aged 37 has done an test for ulcer and it says ulcer at pyloric antrum. Kindly explain.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Jamnagar
Pyloric antrum is a part of stomach, where due to increase acid secretion, ulcer develops. Follow advise of treating doctor, who diagnosed this ulcer. Tell him to avoid spicy food and any drugs without consulting Dr. Complete course of drugs for atleast 1.5 month. He will be cured.
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Taken endoscopy result is gastritis and reflux esophagitis. I am suffering from last one year and main symptoms is when laying down getting tight ness in chest and stomach. Taken all type of medicine nothing worked out . Please suggested me .now I am feeling like I have lost all my life.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Taken endoscopy result is gastritis and reflux esophagitis. I am suffering from last one year and main symptoms is wh...
Caused by gastric content into the oesophagus usually after meal could be due to incompetence of lower oesophageal sphincter or reflux from stomach common causes: peptic ulcer, haitus hernia, gastrophegial reflux, indigestion, hyperacidity, anticholinergic, calcium antagnostic, asprin, indocid, steriod, excessive tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol, chillies, spicy foods and pregnancy. Treatment weight reduction, and elevation of head of bed. Avoid strong stimulants of acid secretions like tea, coffee alcohol. Also avoid fats, large meal, citrous juices, alcohol, smoking, chillies and other irritating food as they decrease oesophageal sphincter competence. Homeopathic medicines arsenic album, capsicum, cicuta, colchicum, lycopodium, sulphur are good me.
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I am 22 years old male I am feeling low and tired always. And suffering from digestion problem what to do. Please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 22 years old male I am feeling low and tired always. And suffering from digestion problem what to do. Please hel...
1.Check your Hemoglobin, Bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety,severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc.Avoid oily/spicy and junk food 5.Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of Revital daily after breakfast 6. consult me for further advice
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What Causes Acidity? Understanding its Symptoms and Causes

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
What Causes Acidity?  Understanding its Symptoms and Causes

Acidity - gastritis: understanding the symptoms and causes

Gastritis/acidity is a group of diseases or symptoms where there is excess secretion of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach.

If you have upper abdominal discomfort or pain, stomach fullness, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, belching, waterbrash or irregular bowel movement, then you must be suffering from acidity or gastritis. It is a problem which becomes worse when an individual has poor eating habits and improper lifestyle.

Gastritis: swelling of stomach lining

Various factors like spicy food, medicines, tobacco, alcohol etc. Can cause increase in gastric acid production and disturb, weaken or damage the normal stomach lining. Gastritis occurs when there is an imbalance between the acid production and damage to the stomach lining, resulting in swelling of the stomach lining.

Gastritis a very common disorder of all age groups

Gastritis is of two types - acute gastritis (which occur suddenly) and chronic gastritis (develops over a period of time). In India gastritis is a very common disorder which occurs at any age but is more widespread in the adolescent age group (12-17 years). Adolescence is a change from childhood to adulthood, the period in which a lot of physical and psychological changes occur increasing the risk of gastritis.

Multiple factors cause gastritis

Various factors like spicy food, medicines (pain killers), tobacco, alcohol, emotional disturbance, psychological stress, smoking, alcohol intake and bacterial infection lead to gastritis.

Besides these, the three most important factors include helicobacter pylori infection (bacterial infection), use of painkiller medicines and autoimmunity (body loses its own immunity and attacks itself). These factors in the long term may even cause an ulcer (permanent breakage of the stomach lining), acid reflux disorder (food coming back to mouth after swallowing) and stomach cancer.

What does Ayurveda suggest?

In Ayurveda, agni refers to fire like activity in alimentary canal responsible for digestion of food which is influenced by the status of doshas. When samana-vata associates with kapha in turn produces weak digestive power (agni-mandya). Consuming food against the code of dietetics i. E. Ahara-vidhi vidhana and ahara-vidhi-visheshayatana (method of taking food) lead to a number of diseases related with food. Eating food before the previous food is digested, untimely food, eating too much of spicy or oily food, eating when not hungry, drinking too much water during food and at a time unless required, very hot high fatty-fried food, stale food, heavy diet, excess consumption of horse gram, vitiate all the three body humours (tridosha) also contribute to the symptoms of gastritis.

Due to the sourness of consumed food the liquidity of pitta increases further decreasing the capacity for digestion (agnimandya). Hence, rasadi-dhatu is not formed in a proper manner. This, after a certain period, manifests as amlapitta (hyperacidity).

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people even there are no symptoms. It also depends on the duration of disease, whether it is of acute (coming on suddenly) or chronic (causing symptoms over a long period of time) type.

The most common symptoms of acute gastritis include:

  • Abdominal bloating or stomach fullness,
  • Belching (expelling air from the stomach through the mouth)
  • Waterbrashes (sour fluid or tasteless saliva into the mouth)
  • Upper abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Nausea/vomiting feeling
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Recurrent indigestion,
  • Chest burn or gnawing feeling between meals (heartburn)
  • Hiccups etc.

In addition to this, symptoms of chronic gastritis may include weight loss, continuous flatulence, black stool, loss of appetite and even anemia.

How to diagnose gastritis?

To diagnose gastritis, performs a thorough physical evaluation, and may recommend a blood test for h. Pylori screening, stool test for blood in the stool. Abdominal x-rays or barium studies (upper or lower) may demonstrate the presence of thickened stomach lining and folds that are signs of inflammation in the stomach.

Sometimes, an endoscope, a thin tube containing a tiny camera, is inserted through the mouth and down into the stomach to look at the stomach lining (endoscopy). The doctor will check for inflammation and may perform a biopsy, in which a tiny sample of tissue is removed and sent for analysis of gastric lining.

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Related Tip: 10 Things You Must Correct to Fight Acidity And Heartburn

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Dear sir/madam. Please tell me the symptoms of gall bladder stone. I have doubt of it. My stomach pain occurs frequently.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear sir/madam. Please tell me the symptoms of gall bladder stone. I have doubt of it. My stomach pain occurs frequen...
Specific symptoms may vary based on what type of gallbladder condition you have, although many symptoms are common among the different types of gallbladder problems. But most gallbladder symptoms start with pain in the upper abdominal area, either in the upper right or middle. Below are common symptoms of gallbladder conditions: - severe abdominal pain - pain that may extend beneath the right shoulder blade or to the back - pain that worsens after eating a meal, particularly fatty or greasy foods - pain that feels dull, sharp, or crampy - pain that increases when you breathe in deeply. The safest and way that should be used to remove gall stones is removing it naturally, not just remove gall stones from gall bladder but also remove the cause of gall stones.
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I am 38 years old. Married. Male. Weight 65 kg. Bp last I checked yesterday 125/80. I am suffering from hypertension. Heart burn and stomach upset. Disturbed sleep. Stress over the whole body specially near the collar bone. Burning sensation in stomach. Indigestion. Bowling routine is irregular. Anxiety. Fear and violent stress which makes the head heavy, dull and blank. I face hard to think any thing or concentrate to anything. Sometimes body discomfort. I went to vellore. They prescribed me sertraline100 and clonazepam 0.5. Now I do not taking anything of those medicines. Clonazepam sometimes occurs heartburn and stomach burn. What shall I do. Very tiredness hunts me through the day. Stress on chest and high sensation of repent put me into a deep stress.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 38 years old. Married. Male. Weight 65 kg. Bp last I checked yesterday 125/80. I am suffering from hypertension....
Hi, first of all if your bp is constant on 125/80 it doesn't come under the definition of hyper tension. So get relaxed from this point. Now your acidity problem might be because of your wrong dietery habits or due to excessive stress. So correct these points. Have regular healthy meals at regular intervals, less spicy and have lots of salad and water. Also have chilled milk. Do some deep breathing to get relaxed. And go for a brisk walk daily for at least half an hour.
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I am 54 years old. I am suffering from mouth ulcer, what is reason and what treatment to cure it immediate.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Single or more than one? r you smoker? ask privately for details. Meanwhile start tab folimax plus 2/day.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Causes Behind it

MBBS, DNB - Internal Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Causes Behind it

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS includes a group of medical symptoms. These include abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements. The symptoms mostly continue for a long period of time and are divided into four types depending on diarrhoea or constipation symptoms.

Irritable bowel syndrome causes several negative effects on our health and should be treated as soon as possible. IBS is caused because of various reasons and factors. They are as follows:

  1. Digestive problems: Food is moved through the digestive system with the help of squeezing and relaxation movement of the intestinal muscles in a certain rhythm. In case of IBS, this process is altered and food moves through the digestive system very fast or very slow. When the food moves too fast, diarrhoea is caused as there is not enough time for absorption of water from food. In case of slow food movement, constipation occurs as a result of too much absorption of water. Disorders such as malabsorption of bile acid may also cause IBS in some cases.
  2. Psychological factors: Psychological factors also play a vital role in IBS. When a person is overtly emotional or is suffering from intense stress or anxiety, then these emotions trigger chemical changes in the body which affect the proper functioning of the digestive system. This is not likely in all people who get IBS. People who did not have IBS before, may undergo changes in bowel movements because of immense stress and tension. Many people who have undergone a traumatic experience such as abuse, neglect or a childhood disease can get IBS. These traumatic events or experiences in the past made these people more sensitive to stress, which may result in IBS.
  3. Several triggers of IBS: There are several food items and drinks, which may trigger the symptoms of IBS in a person. These triggers vary from person to person. The most common ones include alcohol, aerated drinks, chocolates, drinks which contain caffeine like coffee or cola, processed snacks such as crackers and biscuits and fried foods, which contain a lot of fat. You should maintain a food diary for identification of triggers that may lead to IBS in your everyday diet. Stress is also an important trigger which may lead to IBS. You should try to find ways to get rid of stress and must avoid over stressing.

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS results due to several reasons which may be physical or psychological. If you experience symptoms of IBS, you must try to detect or diagnose the reason and then look for proper treatment while consulting with gastroenterologist.

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I am a 26 year female software engineer professional. For more than a month now I have a severe problem of belching. Every time I burp food comes into my mouth n I have to spit it. I have constipation problem too and stomach bloats a lot. It makes me feel uncomfortable entire day. I have tried suggested medicines but nothing seems to work for me. Please help.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am a 26 year female software engineer professional. For more than a month now I have a severe problem of belching. ...
Stomach bloating is caused mainly because of air swallowing known as erophagia. The other causes are irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, constipation ,celiac disease, sprue,bowel obstruction etc If you do regular exercises, then it will be useful to alleviate from the symptoms and still if you are having abdominal bloating or distension then you should start some medication like proton pump inhibitors, avoid excess carbohydrates and fatty foods, avoid oily and spicy foods. You should go to gastroenterologist who will take complete medical history with thoroughly clinical examination and can order investigation like complete hemogram, blood electrolytes, ultrasound of abdomen and upper GI scopy if required. The definitive treatment will depend upon the underlying cause. Regards,
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