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Dr. Sankar S

MBBS

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

300 - 450 at clinic
Dr. Sankar S MBBS Gastroenterologist, Chennai
300 - 450 at clinic
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Dr. Sankar S is a popular Gastroenterologist in Mylapore, Chennai. He has completed MBBS . You can visit him at Laksha Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sankar S on Lybrate.com.

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I have Stomach ulcer Also called peptic ulcer and it is 5 or 6 years old. I have using the medicine tab panics d and autos syrup and livitrol and rab d. But I think this medicine is not beneficial for me please suggest me what I do for ulcer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have Stomach ulcer Also called peptic ulcer and it is 5 or 6 years old. I have using the medicine tab panics d and ...
you have to change your diet and lifestyle. take cold milk twice in a day. avoid tea coffee,chillies,spicy oily food. eat more of fruits and fresh vegetables. eat small meals frequently. never stay hungry. get an upper GI endoscopy to see if ur ulcers are healed. an uncomplicated ulcer heals in 4 to 6 wks.
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I am 20 years old male. I am having side fissures in rectum area. Help me other than surgery.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi avoid oily spicy nonveg stuffs. Have more liquids green leafy veg fiber fruits curd for better digestion. Apply xylocaine (5) jelly over anal part after passing stool & sitz bath (sitting in leuk warm water filled tub for 10-10 min mor & eve). Isabgul powder 3 teaspoonful at night with glass of leuk warm water for 15 days dear consult later if problem thanks regards.
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In the morning my stomach is not cleaned tell me suggestions. pls tell me what to do sir?

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
In the morning my stomach is not cleaned tell me suggestions. pls tell me what to do sir?
Constipation is generally a lifestyle related disorder. 1. Eat healthy food. Avoid junk/ spicy/fried/oily foods. 2. Eat homemade food most of the time. 3. Include more fibre in your diet like salad, steamed vegetables, seasonal fruits, and complex carbs like Dalia, oats and whole wheat bread. 4. Eat frequent meals. 5. Eat all your meals on time. Do not give a long gap between your meals. 6. Take a light and early dinner. 7. Decrease tea/coffee/ milk products. 8. Drink plenty of water. 9. Keep yourself active. Exercise, do brisk walk, take a break between works, and stretch yourself in between. 10. Take Syrup Duphalac (Lactulose) 3 teaspoonful with warm water at bed time. ***Get Well Soon*** “Morning walk should be the most important part of your daily routine.”
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I have been suffering abdominal bloating for a few years now. And I believe I am also suffering from eating disorder. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I have been suffering abdominal bloating for a few years now. And I believe I am also suffering from eating disorder....
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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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
HOMOEOPATHIC TIPS FOR GASTRITIS



Gastritis is the most common silent disease of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting more than half of the world population. It is well known that H.pylori is the chief etiological agent of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric adenocarcinoma, malt lymphoma. Helicobacter pylorus was discovered by Warren and Marshal in 1983. H. pylori has some unique characteristics:

It defied its detection by scientists for centuries.
It survives in the stomach, an organ which is devised by the nature to kill all bacteria.
85% of the population hosts this organism asymptomatically.
It persists in the gastric mucosa for decades.
It does not penetrate the gastric mucosa for decades.
It reduces the risk of oesophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, in the infected individual.


Gastritis is defined as an inflammatory response of the gastric mucosa to infections or irritants.
In the histology of normal gastric mucosa, inflammatory cells – neutrophils are spare and lymphoid tissue is absent.



ACUTE GASTRITIS is diagnosed endoscopically in the presence of hyperemia, intermucosal hemorrhages, and erosions in the gastric antrum and/or body mucosa.
Erosions are flat, or elevated white based lesions with an erythematous margin, and are frequently seen in the antrum.
Histology shows marked surface epithelial degeneration and heavy infiltration with neutrophils, but it is rarely performed.



CHRONIC GASTRITIS may be classified as chronic active, non-atrophic (superficial), atrophic and pernicious anaemia.
On histology of the gastric mucosa, there is a predominant increase in the chronic inflammatory cells – lymphocytes, plasma cells and an occasional lymphoid follicle may be present.
Presence of numerous neutrophils indicates activity (chronic active gastritis).

Symptoms:

The vast majority of chronic gastritis patients are asymptomatic. Non colicky pain in upper abdomen within 15 minutes after ingestion of a spicy meal and absence of pain on delaying or omission of a spicy meal are considered suggestive of chronic gastritis. Heaviness in upper abdomen immediately after a meal is also not an uncommon symptom. With a fiberoptic gastroscope a definite diagnosis of chronic gastritis is easy with biopsy from the body mucosa and the antrum. H.pylori causes chronic gastritis in all subjects. H.Pylori colonizes normal antrum and may extend into the body mucosa causing corpus gastritis. Chronic gastritis due to H.pylori slowly progresses over a few decades from the superficial to atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and gastric adenocarcinoma.

H. pylori was earlier responsible for more than 80% of chronic gastritis but its prevalence is decreasing in countries with improved sanitation.



H.PYLORI AND PEPTIC ULCER



DUODENAL ULCER:

The patients. with duodenal ulcer may present with dull aching pain in the epigastrium, occurring daily on an empty stomach or at midnight relieved soon after the ingestion of antacid, milk or non-spicy food. Nearly half of the numbers of patients with typical history of duodenal ulcer do not show any ulcer on endoscopy. The popular multi-factorial theory of stress and spices causing duodenal ulcer, died its natural death, with the discovery of H.pylori in 1983.

A major breakthrough in understanding of the etiology of duodenal ulcer was the discovery of H.pylori in the antral mucosal biopsy of humans, on upper gastrodudenal endoscopy- as; H.pylori is present in the antral mucosal biopsy of >90 % of duodenal ulcer patients., following the eradication of H.pylori from the gastric mucosa, annual duodenal ulcer recurrence reduced to less than 10% compared to 80%. Failure to eradicate H. pylori results in a higher recurrence rate of duodenal ulcer. H. pylori infection of the antral mucosa increases the risk of duodenal ulcer by 3-6 folds.



GASTRIC ULCER:

Pt. with benign gastric ulcer does not have any classical pattern of symptoms for a clinical diagnosis. Pt. may complain of dull aching pain in upper abdomen soon after food intake, nusea, heaviness, heamatemesis or symptoms of anemia.

Benign gastric ulcer is rare in Indian population, it may occur with ch.gastritis due to H.pylori or following ingestion of aspirin or NSAID. H. pylori increases the risk of benign gastric ulcer by 3 folds.



INVESTIGATION

Gastric mucosal Biopsy
Gastric secretion: Acid, Pepsin, Intrinsic factor
Co vita B12 excretion test
Fasting serum pepsinogen,serum gastrin
Parietal cell, intrinsic factor, helicobacter pylori antibody
H.pylori detection : invasive ,non invasive methods


THE HOMOEOPATHIC APPROACH

Abdominal pain and inflammation present difficulties in diagnosis for even the most experienced physician. All cases of dynamic diseases, acute or chronic even when resulting from mechanical or psychological injuries, are amenable to homoeopathy. The homoeopathic medicine works quite well in the treatment of an acute abdomen often averting the need for surgery in many of cases. The problem may range from entrapment of gas, to constipation, perforation of the bowel which results in sever inflammation and sepsis which may result in death. Any acute onset of abdominal pain should be considered a medical emergency.

By carefully applying the law of similars, the physician will observe that all cases of curable dynamic disease are curable with homoeopathy. To achieve this, the physician must be thoroughly familiar with the principles of homoeopathy as taught in the ORGANON and must know how to make the use of materia medica.

Repertories are used as essential links between the patient’s symptoms and the vast materia medica.

Clinical guides such as below mentioned, provide a synopsis of the most characteristic symptoms of the leading remedies in a given condition. Their objective is to give assistance only. While using it one has to be aware of two general drawbacks. One, it may fail because of its incompleteness as only leading remedies in given a given condition can be presented, and the symptomatology of each remedy presented is limited to only the leading characteristic symptoms.

In clinical practice the patient will most of the time present some symptoms that can only be found in a more complete materia medica. Second, there is the inevitable temptation to associate remedies with a given disease. The practice of homoeopathy consists of constant individualization. – The more we understand this science the more we individualize. Frequent follow up to monitor the patient’s condition is a must.



ABIES CANADENSIS:

Gnawing, hungry faint feeling at the epigastrium

Burning and distension of stomach with palpitation

Tendency to eat far beyond the capacity for digestion

Great appetite, craving for meat, pickles, radish, turnips, coarse food

Flatulence disturbs the heart’s action

Wants to lie down all the time



ABIES NIGRA:

Pain in stomach always comes on after eating

Sensation as if a hard-boiled egg had lodged in the cardiac end of stomach

Great craving for food at noon and night

Dyspepsia of the aged, after tea or tobacco

Sour eructation



ACETIC ACID

Constitution – Pale, lean, emaciated persons.

Symptoms relating to GIT indicating hyperacidity – Burning pains as of an ulcer

Cancer of stomach

Sour eructation

Vomits every kind of food

Heartburn and water brash

Hyperchlorhydria

Concomitants – Profuse salivation

Intense burning thirst

Haemorrhage from bowels

ALSO MANY REMEDIES ARS.ALB. , SULPH, CAL.CARB.ETC

thanks.

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I am suffering from acidity and excessive gastric problem together with constipation. I am 64 years old.what can be solution for me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from acidity and excessive gastric problem together with constipation. I am 64 years old.what can be s...
Hello,take homeopathic medicines 1. Carbo Veg 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days. 2.Nux Vom 200 (4 drops in little water) every morning for 3 days and revert. *If overweight,loose weight. *Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *Avoid spicy and fried food.
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I am 24 years old male and I have bleeding while excretion from past 4 days. Please suggest me what can I do.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi avoid to get hard stools avoid oily spicy, nonveg. Have more liquids, green leafy veg, fiber content fruits curd for better digestion. Sit in tub filled with leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve. Can take isabgul 3 teaspoonful at night with 2 glasses of leuk warm water for 5 days.
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Sir I am 33 years old. My problem is Gas in my stomach. Whenever I eat I have this problem. I have this problem since 10 years. Please help me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I am 33 years old. My problem is Gas in my stomach. Whenever I eat I have this problem. I have this problem since...
1. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fried and junk food2 eat and drink slowly. 3. Avoid fatty food, carbonated drink like soda/ soft drink/beer, chewing gum, sucking hard candy etc, 5. Avoid gas forming food like onion, bean, peas, potato, lentil, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mushroom, whole wheat bread. Fruits like apple/peach/pear 6. Avoid stress, anxiety 7. Stop alcohol/ smoking if you have 8. Go for regular exercise and avoid sedentary life style 9. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning 10. Take unienzyme 2 tablet twice daily after food for few days.
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I always feel so tired. Even if I eat so much. After eating I couldn't easily digest my food. Due to which gas arises in my stomach. I don't do most of the daily work due to tiredness and indigestion. At the same tym I have gain so much weight. I couldn't understand whether all these leads me to sleepy or I am sleepy and lazy person that's why I have problem's like tiredness and indigestion. please suggest me some medicine for energy and digestion. Plzz help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I always feel so tired. Even if I eat so much. After eating I couldn't easily digest my food. Due to which gas arises...
Mr. Lybrate-user I think you have digestion related problem. So you should take easily digestible food, which you may digest properly. Due to indigestion you feal tiredness and weakness. You take food in digestible limit. If you have constipation, remove it to drink lemonated warm water300-500 ml. Early in morning 30 minutes walk before defecations. Avoid non veg. Bakery products and fast food.
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Hello doctor. Please suggest some ayurveda or homeopathic medicine for fatty liver (7.2kpa and fat 330) and lower hdl level 33.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hello doctor. Please suggest some ayurveda or homeopathic medicine for fatty liver (7.2kpa and fat 330) and lower hdl...
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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My wife suffers from content backpain apart from Acidity problems what could be the reason for it.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My wife suffers from content backpain apart from Acidity problems what could be the reason for it.
It might be due to gastric trouble. Kindly do breathing exercises which might help you to get reduced with pain in the back and right shoulder. Kindly see a gastroenterologist.
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I was diagonised to have gall bladder stone 1.5 cm width about 5 years back at regular health check up. About 6 month back also the gall bladder stone stood at 1.5 cm only without any side effect. Is it ok to leave gall bladder stone as it is or to be removed. Which is better? My age is 64

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
If your stone is not creating any symptoms you can definitely observe and if you develop any complications just visit doctor immediately.
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There are very problem in my health Food is not digest perfectly There are very pain in my stomach When I eat any simple food then loose motion is started Please solve my problem why food is not digest.

BHMS
Homeopath,
There are very problem in my health
Food is not digest perfectly There are very pain in my stomach When I eat any sim...
Dear lybrate user, you need to take homoeopathic carbo veg 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. You can also try homoeopathic liver tonic liv-t (sbl company). Take 20 ml of the aforesaid liver tonic, thrice daily, after meals. Try to drink as much water as you can drink daily. Try to get an uninterrupted sleep of minimum 8 hours.
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Hi I am male 23 years old & From 5 years I have been suffering from stomach problem. I feel nostalgic and feel like vomiting. I think its because of anxiety or tension. I have mood swings and bearable pain. And I cant eat anything during that Time my stomach feels full but its empty.

MD - Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Malda
Hi I am male 23 years old & From 5 years I have been suffering from stomach problem. I feel nostalgic and feel like v...
'stomach problem' or gastrointestinal problems can be due to variety of causes starting from common acid peptic disorders to some major ones. Nausea and vomiting are pretty common these days especially because of unhealthy food habits and irregular timing. So my first and simple advice to you should be not to be overanxious or worried. You should just get some routine check ups done. As you have already mentioned that you are suffering for 5 long years I can assume that you have already been taking over the counter drugs or antacid or digestive enzymes without much relief. So it's better to get an upper gi endoscopy and an ultrasound of whole abdomen done. If those results come out to be normal, we can proceed with functional and psychological aspects that can cause similar problems. You haven't mentioned about your bowel habits I hope it is ok or else you can take laxatives. Take care.
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I learned that drinking water immediately after a meal will delay digestion and may course stomach discomfort. Please how true is this.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I learned that drinking water immediately after a meal will delay digestion and may course stomach discomfort. Please...
Hello first of all you weight is high it should be between 58 to 65 kgs. Secondaly your question. Ayurveda tell that you should drink water after 1 to 2 hours after food. Dal is also fluid which we take. Best think is to eat at right thine and regularly at the same time. From childhood are food is given timely and body follows the pattern. Thanks.
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I have digestion problem when ever I eat something spicy I suffer with loose motions. What should i do?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
I have digestion problem when ever I eat something spicy I suffer with loose motions.
What should i do?
You have told your problem with the solution. Spicy food is not good and in your case, it is causing allergy, so it is best avoided.
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I often suffer from head ache and acidity. I feel its because of this acidity that I get head ache. What to do?

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
I often suffer from head ache and acidity. I feel its because of this acidity that I get head ache. What to do?
You must avoid spicy and fast food. You take homeopathic medicine - Natrum Muriaticum-30 (10 pills) -when you get an attack of headache.
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Hi, I am 33 years old and I have too much acidity problem & also asthmatic problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, I am 33 years old and I have too much acidity problem & also asthmatic problem.
Hi,Gas and acidity is the result of constipation and indigestion.Take homoeopathic medicine to get relief:-1. Gastrobin (WSG), 10 drops+ 1/2 cup of water, half an hour before meals, 3 times a day. *Lycopodium 30, 3 drops once daily in the morning for 7 days. 2. Natrum phos 6x, 4 tablets at a time, 3 times a day 10 mins. after meals. 3. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 4. Drink two cups of coconut water daily. 5. . Avoid heavy spicy and oily food , pickles. **For Asthma need to know more symptoms.
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I alok kumar am 50. I am suffering from gastric problem for last 10 years. I have taken all type of medicines, allopath, homeopath, ayurved etc but in vain.

MD (General Medicine) , MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I alok kumar am 50. I am suffering from gastric problem for last 10 years. I have taken all type of medicines, allopa...
DO’S In Gastritis: Chew your food properly. Eat SLOWLY. Many people find it so hard to do this. Taking meals'on the run' is a no-no, Chew and swallow food slowly. Be relaxed when you are eating, Sit upright or even stand up when you eat, Choose low fat foods rather than fatty foods, Finish eating at least two hours before you go to bed, Drink Water - lots of it! In most cases, a glass of water can relieve abdominal pains within ten minutes. Eat three small meals plus three snacks per day. Eat regularly to avoid periods of hunger. DO not: Try not to drink too much tea or coffee - caffeine raises acid levels. Avoid food sources like dairy products, cola beverages, fatty and fried foods, tomato products, and hot spices. Try abstaining from alcohol - it also raises acid levels. Smoking - nicotine also raises acid levels. Try not to use any form of aspirin (check those packaging inserts) Painkillers and arthritis medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAID's) which contain ibuprofen (again, check those packaging inserts) can cause ulcers and delay the healing process Antacids should be used sparingly or avoided - most antacids contain magnesium and can cause diarrhea. Stop eating any food that causes discomfort - even if it tastes nice! Foods that are well toleratedVegetables - Fresh, frozen, or canned. Vegetables, Okra, sweet potatoes, squash, yams, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bean sprouts, carrots and carrot juice, potatoes, cabbage juice. Fruit - Papaya, avocados, bananas, Blue grapes, almonds and almond milk and any other fresh, frozen, and canned fruits. High-fiber foods - Brown rice, barley, oats, are helpful as they can naturally coat and soothe your stomach lining. Eggs - 3-4 egg yolks per week maximum. Smooth peanut butter -Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits. Meat in small 6oz portions at most - lean beef, pork, lamb, veal, crispy bacon, lean ham, and skinless poultry. Fish - All fresh, frozen, or canned fish packed in water. Foods to be avoided or that are not well toleratedThe foods listed below are to be totally avoided or taken in little amounts if it doesn't aggravate the symptoms. Abrasive roughage - like bran, nuts, popcorn, and seeds. Red meat in large quantities - animal proteins are high in acids. High-fat breads and cereals such as croissants, biscuits and crackers, and granola-based cereals. Also breads with nuts or dried fruit, or seeds. Wild rice. Raw vegetables, corn, tomatoes and tomato based products. Berries, figs, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, pineapples, and tangerines. Orange, pineapple and grapefruit juice. Highly processed or seasoned meats or poultry or fish - such as corned beef, polonies, sausages, sardines and anchovies. All fried or fatty meat, poultry, or fish. Snacks - Highly seasoned salad dressings, cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, chips, doughnuts, fried potatoes and buttered popcorn, Coconut, chocolate. Also sweets and desserts containing nuts, coconut or fruit should be avoided.
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