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Dr. S Shanmuganathan  - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. S Shanmuganathan

DM - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. S Shanmuganathan is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 29 years of journey as a Gastroenterologist. He has completed DM - Gastroenterology . You can meet Dr. S Shanmuganathan personally at Rakshith Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Shanmuganathan on Lybrate.com.

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DM - Gastroenterology - . - 1990
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No.153, Arcot Road, Sai square complex, Valasaravakkam. Landmark: Opposite Sivan Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Acidity - Simple & Effective Ways To Deal With It!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Acidity - Simple & Effective Ways To Deal With It!

The stomach produces strong hydrochloric acid which plays a major role in the digestive process. This acid is contained within the stomach by the closing of a valve in the lower oesophagus. A higher-than-normal concentration of the acid is quite common and it could be due to various reasons that cause acidity, some common ones being obesity, eating large meals, certain acidic foods like citrus fruits, alcohol, smoking, pregnancy and aerated beverages.

The symptoms of acidity include heartburn, a bloated feeling in the stomach, burping, hiccups, nausea and weight loss. An important thing to notice is that acidity is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying disease. Unless there are serious structural issues, most cases of acidity can be managed with dietary and lifestyle changes. Some of the best, yet simple and effective ways to deal with acidity are listed below.

  1. Habit of eating smaller, but frequent meals. Eating one large meal is one of the main causes of acidity. Eating smaller frequent meals gives the stomach time to digest the food and also avoid acidity.
  2. Avoid eating close to bedtime. When you go to bed with a stomach full of food, you are sure to end up with acidity. A minimum of 3 hours should lapse between the last meal and the bedtime. This gives sufficient time for the stomach to clear the contents.
  3. Sleep with the head of the bed slightly elevated. Raising the head of the bed ensures there is no regurgitation of food, thereby preventing acidity.
  4. Daytime nappers with acidity issues can try to sleep in a recliner or on a chair to prevent acidity attacks.
  5. Manage weight through weight loss measures including diet and exercise. Obesity is one of the main reasons for acidity, and managing weight can help control acidity.
  6. Smoking is a major cause of acidity. The negative pressure created during smoking helps regurgitation of acid, causing heartburn. Quitting smoking can help relieve long-term acidity symptoms.
  7. Alcohol is another substance that aggravates acidity, and reducing or quitting can help in relieving acidity.
  8. Baking soda, aloe juice, banana, chewing gum, mustard, almonds, and chamomile are some natural remedies to relieve acidity.
  9. Most people have certain foods which are the triggers for acidity. Identifying these and avoiding these can also be a good way to manage acidity.
  10. Acidity is a major concern during pregnancy. The bloated feeling is worsened by the acidity and the developing baby.
  11. Clothes which have tight belts or are tight around the waist can be another reason for acidity.

While acidity is a common issue, it also is something that can be easily managed. Try the above measures and see your heartburn reduce.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have Burning in stomach and liver. I Lost my weight. I have Absence of hunger.Please suggest me some Ayurveda or homeopathic medicine for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have Burning in stomach and liver. I Lost my weight. I have Absence of hunger.Please suggest me some Ayurveda or ho...
Got your pain n concern though it's unfortunate but need urgent assistance loss of appetite is most serious concern Associated with weight loss. So please seek in person Examination n evaluation of your Health n Fittness status at me nr by Ayurveda college hospital in your city. Burning pain in Stomach is due to any drug abuse or stress may be one of cause along with acidity and ulcers in food pipe or stomach. Ayurved offers amazing outcomes with such issues. Till you consult have 10 ml Ghee mixed cup of milk.
1 person found this helpful

I am 74 years old. I have severe gas and constipation problem. What should I do? Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in cosmetology, Cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 74 years old. I have severe gas and constipation problem. What should I do? Please help me.
Hello, I am giving you some tips to prevent constipation: 1. take 6-8 glass of water in a day 2.Regular Physical activity Keeping mobile and active will greatly reduce your risk of getting constipation. Ideally do at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week. 3.You should have about 30 g of fibre a day. You can increase your fibre intake by eating more: I am giving you list of some fibre containing food fruit vegetables wholegrain rice whole wheat pasta wholemeal bread seeds oats 4.Toilet habits Never ignore the urge to go to the toilet Consult Physician for further Management

Madam mere pet m hlka sa pet ho jada h left side m din ek do bar or kbji v ho jati h or latrine ka colour v SDA hua hota h gas v pas hoti rehti h body m susti v rehti h.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Madam mere pet m hlka sa pet ho jada h left side m din ek do bar or kbji v ho jati h or latrine ka colour v SDA hua h...
Please change your overall lifestyle. Think of looking at life with an approach that is holistic. So adapt a healthy lifestyle. Eat only healthy food which has lots of fibre. Fruits and vegetables have not only fibre but also a lot of nutrients. So have them every day. Drink lots of water and and fluids (8-10 glasses of water ). Exercise everyday. Exercise is very effective in making you healthy and fit. Your digestion also get better. Exercise also stimulates good sleep and makes you relaxed and stress free. Avoid all junk food and cold-drinks. Have patience as it will take a few days to adjust to the new habit. Include Yoga into your daily routine to get faster results. If required you can start Homeopathy after one month.
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I am suffering from headache so many times. i have not done MRI till date for finding the cause. I have also acute gastric problems. kindly give me your opinion

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
You need to get MRI Brain plain plus contrast done. I would recommend you zerodol p for your headache and rabez d for the gastric problem.
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Feeling bloated, and from past few days developed some black spots near the vagina..

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Feeling bloated, and from past few days developed some black spots near the vagina..
Its unfortunate but in summer gastric discomfort is part of seasonal issue, but what you shared about black spots need to examination in person. Till then pomogranate juice n warm buttermilk with carom seeds.

I am 19 years old and I am suffering from digestion problem and my body is not growing well. My weight is only 47. So what is the solution?

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old and I am suffering from digestion problem and my body is not growing well. My weight is only 47. So...
Hello lybrate-user, what is the problem with digestion needs to be diagonised by a good gastroenterologist. Regarding weight you seem to be burning calories very quickly and so your weight is only 47. Eat calorie dense food high in protein and moderate fat. Choose milkshakes with nuts and dryfruits, paneer sandwitches/ parathas, chikkis may help. Taking sound sleep of 8-10 hours for good growth. Do weight training atleast3 days a week.

I am suffering from gaseous diarrhea from last 2 days and pain in lower abdomen below umbilicus even my appetite is good.what can be done for this

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi and if necessary we should take prescribed antibiotics
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My mother is 53 years old. Weight 63 kg and height 5 feet 6 Inches. Since a week she is complaining that she is having burning sensation in her stomach. She has history of acidity. Now for burning sensation she is taking Himalaya Antacid but it is not helping. Kindly suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
My mother is 53 years old. Weight 63 kg and height 5 feet 6 Inches.
Since a week she is complaining that she is havin...
Hello, Avoid Gastric ,Spicy and fried food. Take small quantity of water at small interval. Do Anulom vilom pranayam. Then if required Homoeopathy can help you but need detailed case taking.
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