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Hello Sir, My nephew has been in trouble for a few days after eating anything he had to go to the bathroom for potty he is 15 years old. What to do?

Homeopath, Noida
Is there pain in abdomen also. Is he having loose motion. 1.take home cooked, fresh light food. 2. Drink boiled water. 3. Take ors. 4. Maintain active life style 5. Curd is good for you. 6. Avoid fast foods, spicy and fried foods for details you can consult me.
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I have a pain in my kidney region and I am not able to go motion for 2 to 3 days. And I am over weighing. There is a pain near heart but not in heart. Please suggest some precautions.

Homeopath, Hooghly
I have a pain in my kidney region and I am not able to go motion for 2 to 3 days. And I am over weighing.
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Pain in kidney region may be due to kidney stone or infection, pain in the region of heart may be due to heart related, may be due to costo chondritis, may be due to increase uric acid, soo you need to do some tests, need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem.
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Esophagectomy - Know Why It Is Required!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ludhiana
Esophagectomy - Know Why It Is Required!
The surgical procedure to remove the oesophagus (the tube between your stomach and mouth), partially or completely, and reconstruct it by using a section of the large intestine or stomach is called esophagectomy.

Esophagectomy is commonly used to treat oesophageal cancer.


Early-stage oesophageal cancer is frequently treated with an esophagectomy. Other than that, esophagectomy is also performed to treat oesophageal dysplasia (a condition in which cells in the oesophageal lining are precancerous or likely to develop cancer if not promptly treated).

Esophagectomy is commonly performed when cancer has spread to the stomach, lymph nodes or associated organs.

Some other conditions which require esophagectomy include:

Oesophageal trauma.

Swallowing of cell-damaging, or caustic agents such as lye.

Problematic stomach disorders that make the passage of food to the stomach difficult.

A previously performed esophagectomy was unsuccessful.


There are three ways a surgeon may perform an esophagectomy, which include:

Transthoracic Esophagectomy (TTE)

In this type of procedure, the incision is made on the chest. A TTE is mostly used to treat the following conditions:

Cancer present only in two-thirds of the oesophagus

Barrett s oesophagus (Abnormal cell transformation in the lower oesophagus)

Damage to the oesophagus by swallowing a caustic agent

Reflux esophagitis (stomach acids return to the oesophagus) complications

Transhiatal Esophagectomy (THE)

In THE, the incision is made from the end of the breastbone to the bellybutton. THE is performed for the following conditions:

To remove the cancerous oesophagus

To tighten or narrow the oesophagus in order to make swallowing easier

To fix issues in the nervous system

To repair frequent gastroesophageal reflux

Correct a hole in the oesophagus caused by any caustic agent

En Bloc Esophagectomy

In this procedure, the oesophagus, part of the stomach and all the lymph nodes in the abdomen and chest are removed. The incisions are made in the abdomen, chest and neck; the stomach will be reshaped and brought up to the chest to put back the oesophagus.

Potentially curable tumours are treated by en bloc esophagectomy.


Recovery time of esophagectomy is three weeks approximately. You are allowed to go back to your regular diet after a month. You might find that you are eating smaller portions as you stomach size is reduced.

Hi, I'm 36 years old female I have gastric ulcers (5) and only one kidney just come out hospital as I had gallbladder infection but I not sure on what best foods to eat and why I'm so tired and just no energy at all.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Kanpur
Sootshekhar Ras 125 Mg Twice a Day Pittari Avleh 10 Gm Twice a Day Relief In 5-6 Days and for Complete Cure Take it for 60 Days Only Avoid Oily and Spicy Food
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I am 32 years old last one week I am starting to medicine pantocid hp reason bacterial problem now I feel mouth taste bitter this is medicine side effect kindly clarify.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You can't take ppi group of medicines for foodpipe infections. This medicine reduces acidity only. Take a course of metrogyl 200 mg twice a day for 3 days after food today is national deworming day take a tablet of bandy after food eat light nourishment only.
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Chronic Gastritis - How Can You Overcome It?

MD-General Medicine, D.M, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Chronic Gastritis - How Can You Overcome It?
When you have pain in the stomach that is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, chances of you having chronic gastritis are high. This is an issue that specifically affects the stomach and is caused because the lining of the stomach gets inflamed and swollen and in some cases it may get damaged.

The deterioration of the lining may be caused because of a bacterial infection and that would have to be treated with specialised medicines and treatment methods. During that time you may feel like there is something wrong with your digestive system and you may need to consult a doctor for the constant pain that you have to go through as soon as you eat something.

Getting help
There may be times when you can no longer cope with the pain that may be occurring in your stomach. You may want to go to sleep or just sit still and do nothing; however, you cannot spend your entire life in that manner and you may have to consult an expert to get relief from the problem. One of the first steps in coping with chronic gastritis is to make sure that you make important lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy, choosing the right timings for eating, cutting down on alcohol and smoking and making sure that you choose a well-qualified and experienced doctor for getting the treatment.

Apart from lifestyle changes, it is highly essential to follow a medication routine in order to beat the chronic gastritis completely. Doctors may suggest you take the medication according to the severity of the problem, but before that, you may be asked to go through a number of tests to confirm the problem.

The tests may range from regular blood tests, stool tests, to endoscopy or even biopsy in some severe cases. After the testes are done, the doctors may be further sure about the the problem and that would be of great help in treating the issue with much more ease and expertise.

While it may be obvious to you that you suffer from chronic gastritis due to the constant pain in the stomach, it is also important to understand that the problem should not be taken lightly and that the right steps of the treatment should be taken in time before the problem gets worse.
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I am suffering from gastritis from last October but still no relief I have loss of appetite and constipation I very tired always and also have lost 5 kgs weight. My food gets stuck into the chest or oseopghagus after I eat and I feel it doesn't move down into stomach and I have heaviness and tightness near stomach area but all tests are normal including endoscopy more etc what should I do. I am fed of taking rablet d.

Homeopath, Noida
I am suffering from gastritis from last October but still no relief I have loss of appetite and constipation I very t...
1. Don't overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym, walking etc. For more details you can consult me.
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Hello sir, I am a patient of hypothyroidism and taking tablet thyronorm 150 mcg. Now thyroid function is under control. Recent reports are also ok. Most of the times after eating eggs, chicken and even milk, my stomach gets upset. That causes stomach pain and flu like symptoms within 24 hours and also unusual stools. Sometimes loose and sticky. The problem gets solved after taking 3 to 5 days course of antibiotics. I'm extremely tired of these recurring infections. Please help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Hello sir, I am a patient of hypothyroidism and taking tablet thyronorm 150 mcg. Now thyroid function is under contro...
Mr Ankit, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details given. You have not mentioned what are the current or recent levels of TSH. that would have given an idea how well hypothyroidism is controlled. Please tell why do you eat mostly eggs and chicken? If the stomach upset is repeatedly occuring then that particular food may not suiting you. Please reduce the intake of those food stuffs. Add more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruit to diet. Se if that helps. Another aspect looking at your height and weight, with a BMI of 30.65 kgs/Sq meter, you are already in grade 1 obesity. Hence there is a need for weight reduction. Your ideal body weight should be 60 kgs. That means there is an excess of almost 20 kgs. Please take steps to reduce the weight. Thanks.
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I am 23 year old I drink dairy milk when I am at bed time but I used pantocid hp tablet, some one told me that don t drink milk when I used tablet because milk kills tablet efficiency. Is it right or wrong?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 23 year old I drink dairy milk when I am at bed time but I used pantocid hp tablet, some one told me that don t ...
It is wrong. You can drink milk. Keep gap of 15 min between medicine and milk that's it. You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment and further guidance.
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