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Dr. Ravichandran

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Ravichandran Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravichandran is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Teynampet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ravichandran at Aswene Soundra Hospital And Research Centre in Teynampet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravichandran on Lybrate.com.

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My mom is suffering from tonsils from her childhood. Due to this she also feels increase in her heartbeat during acidity. I just want to know is there is any connection between acidity and tonsils and how to reduce effect of these disease?

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My mom is suffering from tonsils from her childhood. Due to this she also feels increase in her heartbeat during acid...
Hello, * acidity & tonsillitis are two different subjects. * she should go through the following tips. * avoid, dust, smoke, junk food, * take, plenty of water. * go, for meditation. * drink, lukewarm water. * inhale, steam, twice. * take, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food to escape acidity. **homoeo-care** @ carbo veg 200-6 pills, thrice/day. @ baryta carb 1000-6 pills, once a wk. Take care.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Acidity

MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Piles Treatment , Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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The acids help the body dissolve the food particles and also break it down to more basic elements. However, when the body produces too much acid, it causes acid reflux which can cause discomfort. Too much acid within the body, which is also known as hyperacidity, can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Known and effective Ayurvedic cures: Ayurveda considers acidity to be a 'Pitta' problem and it can be corrected by following certain simple steps. There are other food ingredients which are also used as remedial tools. Let's have a look at some of the dos and don'ts of Ayurvedic remedies for acidity.

Don'ts for acidity according to Ayurveda:

1. Limit junk food and other foods, which are very heavy in fats and processed items: Most processed foods and junk food usually made in stores contain unhealthy fats. The stomach needs to produce more acid in order to digest them and thus may end up causing acidity.

2. Stop excessive consumption of tea, coffee: Stop consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee and other caffeine injected drinks which may encourage the production of more stomach acids.

3. Stop the consumption of alcohol and cooperates: Apart from being generally bad for health as both of these are known contributors of cancers, they can even affect smaller day to day functions and can lead to acidity.

4. Don't consume foods which are high in acidic content: If you tend to like food which is very high in acidic content, it is advisable to limit its consumption. Some examples of this are:

  1. Vinegar
  2. Curds
  3. Pickles
  4. Tamarinds
  5. Sour citrus fruits
  6. Salty fried foods

Dos for acidity according to Ayurveda:
There are multiple solutions for acidity in Ayurveda which have been known cures for generations. Let's take a look at some of these.

  1. Do have meals on time: It is best to not skip meals as this can cause the acidity levels within the stomach to rise if it doesn't have any food to digest. It is especially harmful to skip breakfast and then have a heavy lunch to compensate.
  2. Do have amla or Indian gooseberry: This is a very effective weapon against acidity and chewing a few morsels will easily cure the problems in your stomach.
  3. Pomegranate Juice: Very small quantities of Pomegranate juice on a daily basis will be very beneficial for a bad case of acid reflux.
  4. Coconut water: Drink coconut water as it is known to have properties to neutralize the stomach acids.
  5. Aniseed: Also known as saunf, you can chew them raw and slowly swallow with water for quick relief from acidity.
  6. Jeera: Jeera consumed with warm ghee and then mixed with rice tends to be very good for acidity as well.
Ayurvedic Remedies for Acidity

I am 23 years old I done my two blood test 25 (OH) D3- 7.45 and bilirubin conjugated - 0.12. I want suggestion I have hyper gastric I'm a gastro patient.

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I am 23 years old I done my two blood test 25 (OH) D3- 7.45 and bilirubin conjugated - 0.12. I want suggestion I have...
Take proepr care of your life style n diet take zeera in with warm water after meal do acupressure oh naval point.

I have suffering from digestion problem I need to go for toilet 2 time for a day wt tablets I hv to use.

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I have suffering from digestion problem I need to go for toilet 2 time for a day wt tablets I hv to use.
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.

I am having digestive problem what can I do.

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I am having digestive problem what can I do.
kindly let me know what digestive problem you have i am giving you general health advises for proper digestion Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food take home made light food like moong dal, dalia, chapati Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day .Take 6-8 glass of water in a day . Moderate physical activity regularly .avoid excessive tea, coffee . Do Not postpone Breakfast

My husband is 35 yrs old & suffering with chronic pancreatitis and diabetic. Please suggest what measures he has to take for diabetes control, he is also having legs pain. Kindly give some solution.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
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Please send complete reports including ct scans, usg etc. Does he have pain? diabetes due to chronic pancreatitis needs to be tackled very seriously as sugar level fluctuates quite often and chances of decreasing blood sugar is also high if diabetes is corrected too aggressively.

I am businessman. My stomach usually create me problem as loose motion. And something acidic in my throat.

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I am businessman. My stomach usually create me problem as loose motion. And something acidic in my throat.
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs 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.

I am suffering from five years abdominal pain and gastric and Acidity. Please advise.

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I am suffering from five years abdominal pain and gastric and Acidity. Please advise.
Please wake up early go for a daily do pranayam and yoga daily avoid oily spicy and fast food avoid outside food totally avoid non veg food all for 3 months minimum take cap wokride 15 I on empty stomach tab yastimadhu by himalaya 2 2 tab himcospas 10 by himalaya I sos for pain sy sucrafil 15 ml twice a day tab zentel I 1 stat take small and frequent feeds reconsult after 15 days.

Hi sir this is santhosh my age 42 years I am suffering from acidity problem pls suggest remedies.

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Hi sir this is santhosh my age 42 years I am suffering from acidity problem pls suggest remedies.
Hello. First of all stop eating oily and too much spicy food. No outaide food or soft drinks. Red chilies are to be avoided. Green chillies are ok. Take cap. Pan 40 mg every day before breakfast.

I am suffering from acidity and constipation. Suggest how could I get rid of this?

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I am suffering from acidity and constipation. Suggest how could I get rid of this?
First avoid stress and anxiety. Stay relax and calm. Eat healthy fresh balanced diet. Drink lot of water. Increase fibre content of your diet. You ll b fine.

I am 51 years old feeling pain in anus for the past two month after screeting in the morning. Stiffness is there. Please advise.

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The most common cause of pain is fissure in ano/and stricture. Oint ment lidocaine and liquid paraffin can be used. Get your clinical check up and related investigations done. Consult me . Thanks.

I have a gall bladder stone. I am not disturbed by it/ no pain or discomfort. My doctor says" go for surgery and remove both stone as well as gall bladder it self. Kindly advise.

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I have a gall bladder stone. I am not disturbed by it/ no pain or discomfort. My doctor says" go for surgery and remo...
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that's released into your small intestine. Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time. All cases of gallstones are not required to be operated upon. Homeopathy has specific medicines for the treatment of pathological gall bladder. They should first be treated with homeopathic medicines. Those cases that do not respond to the oral homeopathic treatment or get complications are to be treated surgically. Patients sometimes fear that the presence of stones in the gall bladder for a long time may cause cancer. This idea is totally a misconception. Some of Homoeopathic medicines used for gallstone treatment are Lycopodium, chelidonium, Carduus marianus, Pulsatilla, calcarea carb, chelidonium, etc  Medicine should be selected on the basis of symptom similarity only to get the complete cure.

Everytime I eat something. Acidity follows. Means if I eat something I have to face acidity What's the problem?

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Everytime I eat something. Acidity follows. Means if I eat something I have to face acidity What's the problem?
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 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day for medicine contact on private chat.

I am 70yr old. Had a sigmoid colectomy. Then after a year recurrence of colorectal metastes appeared in pet scan. Biopsies are not clarifying the malignancy. 6 chemo and 20 radiotherapy done. But there is no change. Can the bio eletrotherapy help to dilute the metastes. Can I get rid of the stoma pouch? kindly help me. Am alone with sheer noney.

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Hi, dear, thanks for the query to lybrate. You have no-chances of closure of stoma-as you have extensive rectal primary cancer growth. Mets could be controlled with meager money also. Please consult with more details.

I have digestion problem I drinking very much water in morning but my my stomach was not clean what should I do.

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I have digestion problem I drinking very much water in morning but my my stomach was not clean what should I do.
Follow these best tips to make your digestion strong & healthy - *take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. *take 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper (kali mirch), 1/ 2 tea spoon of jeera (cumin), 2-3 slice of ginger. Boil it in one glass of water for 2-3 minutes. Drink 5-10 teaspoons (15-20 ml) in morning and evening. * take 1 tea spoon of liv-52 syrup daily one time. * walk for atleast 15-20 minutes daily and avoid long duration continuos sitting. * avoid taking nonveg at night & in day time after taking nonveg, do not sleep in day.

I am 25 years old my gastric level is very high always chest pain.

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I am 25 years old my gastric level is very high always chest pain.
If xray chest if xray chest & ecg are normal then ask gastroenterologist to examine you properly & prescribe medicine accordingly.

I have bleeding during toilet. It was happened with me before 7 years when there is a cut in my anus. It happened is summer season only. I attempted Ayurveda treatment before 2 years for piles but the next year it was some cure. But now from last 3 days it again falling continuously. I know due to cut in my internal it happen. please suggest fro treatment.

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I have bleeding during toilet. It was happened with me before 7 years when there is a cut in my anus. It happened is ...
Respected ajeet hi it's fissure. Avoid oily spicy nonveg stuffs. Have more liquids green leafy veg fiber content fruits curd for better digestion. Avoid smoking if doing. Apply xylocaine (5) jelly over anus after passing stool & sitz bath (sitting in leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve). Isabgul 3 teaspoonful at night with glass of leuk warm water for 10 days. Consult later if problem thanks regards dear.

I have a more gastric problem every times. Pain in whole body every time. Please provide solution for permanent basis.

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I have a more gastric problem every times. Pain in whole body every time.
Please provide solution for permanent basis.
You can try some method at home for gastric problems. Cinnamon Cinnamon works as a great fat burner. Take ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder and steep it in water for 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of honey after straining the cinnamon water. Drink this before breakfast and before going to bed. Lemon Drinking lemon juice on the daily basis will definitely reduce the belly fat soon. Add lemon juice in a glass of water. Also add a pinch of salt. Stir it well. Drink this every morning. Garlic In order to reduce belly fat, chew 3-4 cloves of raw garlic in the morning and drink the lemon water after consuming garlic. This is the best home remedy to reduce belly fat fast. Avocado Avocado is a very useful fruit for burning the excess fat. Avocado is a rich source of fiber. It keeps the hunger at bay. The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado help to reduce the belly fat.. Oats Have oats in breakfast. Usually, oats are filling, which means less hunger and less consumption of calories. Apple Eating apple regularly can help in fighting many diseases and it can also help in reducing the fat from your belly. Apple helps your stomach to feel full because it contains potassium and many vitamins. So, eat an apple in breakfast to get the desired tummy size.. Juice of Cranberry Drinking juice of cranberry can help in burning fat because it’s rich in organic acid, which works as a digestive enzyme. Drink unsweetened cranberry juice daily for good results. Fish Oil Fish oil is a very good option for burning the tummy fat. Fish oil targets on the tummy and burn down the excess fat. Peanut Butter Peanut butter suppresses your appetite and boosts the metabolism. Peanut butter has niacin that avoids your tummy from bloating. Eggs Egg is loaded with plenty of vitamins and contains calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, omega-3, etc. All these helps in burning the belly fat. So, grab an omelette in the morning for a flat belly. Green Tea Green tea works as a detoxifier, which helps in burning the excess body fat. Consuming green tea daily can make your skin glow, as well as, make your tummy flat.

I have Fatty Liver Stage 2. SGOT and SGPT high but 50% better than last month. What should I eat from morning till evening? Can I take protein rich diet? Frequency of bowel is 3 times or more daily but normal motion. I am basically slim but have medium tummy. Kindly advise.

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I have Fatty Liver Stage 2.
SGOT and SGPT high but 50% better than last month.
What should I eat from morning till ev...
Most important treatment is life style modification in a scientific manner. I need more information.

I have pain in chest and I don't have proper digestion. Gas always formed suggest me something.

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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 -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. 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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