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Dr. Ankur J Shah

Gastroenterologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Ankur J Shah Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ankur J Shah is one of the best Gastroenterologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Ankur J Shah personally at Dr Jayshri Shah: Ansh Liver Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ankur J Shah on has an excellent community of Gastroenterologists in India. You will find Gastroenterologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Gastroenterologists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have bad digestion, I always feel like my bowel movements are irregular. What to do?

Ayurveda, Ambala
To increase digestion power you can follow these methods: • Take one teaspoon of ajwain seeds (carom) and 1/2 teaspoon of jeera grind it and make powder of it add 1/3 rd of teaspoon of this in your food you eat. • Take pudina (mint) and coriander leaves grind it and eat one teaspoon of it daily 2 times in a day. You can make chutney of it. Mint and corriander has enzymes that increase your digestion. • Eat one fruit before one hour of taking meal. Eat an apple daily. • Do running and jogging exercise daily. Do pavanmuktasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert. • Eat healthy food and avoid fast food, spicy food, excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol.
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What Causes Acidity? PART- 2: Correcting Diet and Lifestyle + Treatments

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
What Causes Acidity? PART- 2: Correcting Diet and Lifestyle + Treatments

Gastritis / acidity part -2

Simple ways to manage gastritis / acidity

Gastritis/ acidity is usually mild and can be cured easily by following better food habits and regular healthy lifestyle. However, sometime gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcers. Few over-the-counter (otc) antacid medicines and a set of do's and don'ts can relieve gastritis. Some of the lifestyle and dietary changes are as follows:

Lifestyle / dietary changes:

Excess spicy food and use of painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes and acidic beverages lead to symptoms of gastritis. To get rid of symptoms of gastritis, one should follow these simple remedies.

Small meals: eat food in smaller quantity and switch to several small meals.

Avoid painkillers: painkillers lead to ulcers in your stomach and cause bleeding. So, avoid unnecessary use of painkillers.

Yoga and physical exercise: kapalabhati, bhastrika and anulomaviloma yoga increases movement of body and organs, helpful in the treatment of gastritis.

Foods to be taken:

A healthy meal plan with low unhealthy fat, salt, and added sugar helps in relieving gastritis. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts are also advised to gastritis patients.

Fruits: fruits contain vitamins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants should be the part of the diet plan.

Rice gruel: rice gruel helps in the formation of watery gastric juice and reduces the acidity level within the stomach. Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.

Vegetables: garlic and onion limit the growth of bacteria. Carrot juice, spinach juice, pumpkin, bitter gourd (kaakarakaya), cucumber (dosakaya), and green banana are effective. Broccoli is effective against h. Pylori bacteria in the stomach lining.

Dairy products: the calcium and vitamin d in milk reduce the stomach acids and gives relief to the stomach but, it should be with low content fat.

Grains: whole wheat chapattis, pasta, noodles made from whole grains should be included in the diet. Refined flour (maida) products should be strictly avoided. Limit the consumption of whole grain chapattis to about 2 chapattis, per day.

Green coconut water: drink green coconut water, as it provides the stomach with the necessary rest, vitamins, and minerals which provide an excellent and easy remedy for gastritis.

Foods to be avoided:

Several foods produce a large amount of acid in your stomach leading to gastritis. You should avoid intake of such foodstuffs in your diet:

- salty and spicy foods.

- vinegar and vinegar based food items.

- aerated drinks, citrus juices, caffeine.

- high fat/cholesterol contained food items.

- beef, fried fish, and pork.

- baked products like cookies, cakes, chocolates.

Medical treatments

Medical therapies/ options:

Several allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of gastritis, but their prolonged use can lead to problems like weak bones, constipation, vomiting. Antibiotics are used to kill h. Pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers and gastritis in your digestive tract. Antacids normalize acid production by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acids. Ulcer healing agents protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine. Besides these, surgery is preferred in complicated cases of gastritis like pus or mucous filled infections in stomach and intestines.

Ayurvedic and herbal therapies:

In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as urdhavaga amalapitta. It is caused in people who have pitta dosha, which means disturbance in the digestion of food leading to indigestion. When the pitta dosha gets increased in such people, there are greater chances of getting gastritis. Ayurvedic preparations like dhaatriloha, sukumaraghrita, sootashekhara rasa, kaamadudha rasa, leela vilas rasa, chandrakala rasa, amalakichoorna, triphalachoornaand amalapittantaka rasa are beneficial in gastritis. If there is constipation along with gastritis, then avipattikarachoorna is taken as the medicine of choice.

Few herbs that are beneficial for gastritis patients are

Cardamom (ilaayachee): soothes the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.

Fennel (sauph): is digestive, traditionally used by Indians. Fennel gives the soothing effect to the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.

Ginger (adrakh): it is effective in treating indigestion that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.

Amla: Amla is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments including gastritis.

Sandalwood (chandan): helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.

Asparagus: it's roots are effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.

Licorice (mulethi) root powder: the root of the licorice soothes the injury of the stomach and also reduces the h pylori.

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Hey I have epigastric heaviness it often moves under my right ribs and sometimes into my chest. It's a constant annoying feeling of something present inside which feels very discomforting Also have a burning sensation I'm very worried What should I do?

Homeopath, Anand
Asthmatic patients have common complaint of epigastric heaviness and burning sensation. This is due to decreased lung capacity and improper flow of oxygenated blood. Deep breathing techniques, meditation are of great help. Homeopathic medicines are helpful in increasing lung strength.
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Respected sir, i'm too fat, and I like a lot to eat but when I eat for one time it takes a lot of time to get digested, inspite of the late digestion when I again eat then I will suffer from descentry, and also when I go for bathroom (unloading) then it takes half an hour for unloading, for unloading I need to keep a lot of pressure. Sir please help me this is my major problem. Hope you will get me my answer, thank you.

M.D. Toxicology & MJ, Certified Dermatologist , Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Dear friend you have a problem of delayed metabolism your digestion and fat deposition problems are also due to it you have to start physical workouts and managed diet to improve metabolism and digestion. Take trifgol 1tsf at night with lukewarm water hingwastak churn 1tsf before meal buttermilk after meal avoid difficult digestive food like maida, sabudana, arvi, fried food, fast food etc take detoxification and weight loss panchakarma treatment for faster and permanent weight loss contact me in private
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Surgery and Post Surgery Care for Ulcerative Colitis

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Surgery and Post Surgery Care for Ulcerative Colitis

This is a disease that affects the large intestine and the rectum. The Ulcerative Colitis refers to the inflammation in the innermost lining of the large intestine. The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water from indigestible food matter in the body before throwing away any waste. Hence, the large intestine is a vital part of our body. If left untreated, the disease increases risk of colon cancer.


  1. Diarrhea with blood or pus: A person suffering from Ulcerative Colitis is likely to suffer from loose stools accompanied with blood or pus.
  2. Stomach pain and Cramping: In many cases, patients complain of severe stomach pain and cramping.
  3. Rectal pain: At times, many patients feel pain while sitting or even after a bowel movement.
  4. Bleeding from the rectum: Bleeding can be observed while passing stools.

The other complications leading to this disease are kidney stones, swelling of the colon, thickening of intestinal walls and blood infection.

This disease can be diagnosed by several methods. A simple stool test may be done to check out for bacteria and parasites. A blood test to check the level of C-reactive protein helps determine the inflation rate of the body. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy are some other methods of diagnosis.


  1. Oral medication: Treatment involves drug therapy or surgery. The first step in treating Ulcerative Colitis will be an intake of anti-inflammatory drugs, but these may have a side effect. Another option is immune system suppressors, which help to bring down the inflammation by suppressing the immune system response. Antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medications, pain relievers are some of the additional drug supplements recommended by doctors.
  2. Surgery: Surgery plays an important role because this disease is pre-malignant in nature. Depending on the severity of the condition, the medical practitioner may advice surgery. The common methods of surgery are:
    1. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy: Proctocolectomy involves removal of the colon in part or whole. Ileostomy is carried out by placing a special bag in the small intestine to collect waste from the body.
    2. Proctocolectomy and Ileo-anal: Ileo-anal pouch is a bag directly created the small intestine and connected to the anus, for diffusing the stools. As colon is removed Ulcerative Colitis cannot re-occur.

Precautions after surgery
It is very important that the patient takes healthy, sufficient and nutritious food so that bowel movement can be carried out with ease and zero strain. The patient has to restrict lifting of heavy grocery, mowing the lawn, any physical activity that can strain the abdomen and related areas.

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Please tell me how much poor digestive system effects on skin problems and how I can make my digestive system good.

General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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I am a 20 year old student. I am having problems regarding bowel movements. Every time I intake food all is coming out in the form of stool. Sometimes it contains food particles too and the colour is usually dark and it's semi solid in nature. It's almost 2 weeks or more with this problem. Please guide me through this.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Dear patient. There are multiple reasons for your problem like gastritis, IBS etc .Before prescribing the medicine you need to be examine once and needs to check basic investigations also. So kindly consult doctor once. Thanking you.
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Home Remedies For Indigestion and Gas

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Home Remedies For Indigestion and Gas

Basic tips to avoid indigestion and gas

  • Eating small frequent meals instead of binge eating.
  • Exercising regularly.
  • Cutting down fatty and fried foods from your diet.
  • Eating dinner at least two hours before going to sleep. Or slow pace walking for 5 – 10 mins after dinner.
  • Not taking too much stress.

Home remedies for gas and acidity

Here are some instant home remedies to get relief from gas and indigestion. Medicines have only a temporary effect on your problem. But home remedies can take you a long way in solving this problem.

1. Ginger tea

Ginger helps to produce enzymes that facilitate digestion of food. A hot cup of ginger tea helps to relieve gas, cramps, bloating and stomach aches. In fact, chewing a slice of ginger after eating food can help to prevent acidity and gas. Alternately, you can also add a few drops of lemon juice with a little ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey in warm water and drink this after ever meal. This is one of the most common indian home remedies for gas.

2. Buttermilk

This is one of the most refreshing home remedies for gas problem. Although, it is said that milk should be avoided if you’re suffering from indigestion. Buttermilk is a form of lactic acid that is the easiest to digest. It soothes the stomach and gives relief from acidity.

3. Cardamom

Just chewing a seed of cardamom or sipping some cardamom tea can help to get relief from gas and indigestion. Cardamom seeds can also be added to some vegetables. This will prevent indigestion from occurring.

4. Warm water

Keeping your body hydrated can help to prevent and cure acidity and gas. If possible, start your day by drinking lots of water and continue to do so throughout the day. Water helps to eliminate all the toxins from the body and cleans your entire system.

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Can stage 3 fatty liver change leads to death in any how. What are the suggestive measures to cure it.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Dieting and exercise is the main to reduce fat. Fatty changes are due to overloading of fat in liver cell which hamper their function. Consult gastroenterologist.
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Hii i'm suffering from all kinds of problems related to eyes throat digestive system, penile nerves problem, anxiety sneaky other issues, i'm thinking to be some nervous system problem.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, anxiety disorder is capable to produce all the symptoms you mention here. Therefore you need to address the anxiety here. Consult a psychologist.
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Health Tip - Gas

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
Health Tip - Gas
If you have gas problem please take large quantity of water after an hour of each meal.
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Hi there. I have a lot of belly fat and a bloated tummy. I also have constipation issues. I tried exercising and eating things like bananas, Yakult, etc. But nothing seems to help much. Is this due to some allergy or the digestive system in general? I am a female, 22 years old.

Phd - Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Include high fiber in your diet like salad veges (cabbage, tomatoes,cucumber etc.) and green leafy veges. Include whole pulses like sabut mung, sabut moth etc. You can take masur ki dal regularly as it relieves constipation. Avoid bakery products and sweets.
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I am 41 year old having external hemoride some time having bleeding n swear pain.Please help.

F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user. If you are having bleeding with external haemorrhoids than it must be 4th degree haemorrhoids. At this stage surgery is the final treatment which can be done with the help of stapler as a day care surgery. You can contact me if you have more than queries.
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Sir since 1 month I suffering from blood bleeding in motion time and burning sensation. What is treatment for this. I am aged 43. No BP and SUGAR.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
Probably you are having fissure or even piles so you need to be examined by surgeon and proctoscopy to be done to know what exactly it is, you can take plenty of fluids orally and high fiber diet even syp cremaffin 3 to 6 tsf hs to keep your stool soft, use ointment lox anally 10 min before defecation.
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Sir/mam I got married in 2013. I got operated in Jan this year for fissure. I take too much of stress n it's beyond my control. So I ended up and did operation. Now slight pain is like always there n sometimes it seems severe. I take (aloevera juice) as laxative every day before bed. Can I ever get rid of this pain. N pls suggest me diet that could help. I wud b grateful. N there is brown blood discharge for like 10_12 days after my period. Quantity is very less like one two drops. Is there anything to worry?

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
hello, u need to modify your diet..! make sure you take one big bowl of fruit or salad every day..! papaya is gud for constipation. you can also try prunes as they help too.. drink 4 to 5 litres of water daily.. and sit in a tub with warm water for five to ten mins till ur pain persists..! u shud see a gynaec for your symptoms who wud probably run some bld tests with a scan..! hope this qas helpful..
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Hi. I'm suffering from gastric problem. I'm not able to eat anything and my stomach is very heavy every time. I'm using homeopathy from a month my problem was not solve totally. Is it solvable problem or not.

Homeopath, Kolkata
Mr. Lybrate-user, you may face some improvement of symptoms. So stick to the treatment only with food and lifestyle management.
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He is 52 years old and having dysentery since two days. He ate food from a shop and then at home maida made dishes.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Dear Lybrate user He is suffering with acute gastroenteritis. He needs some medications to cure the problem. Avoid outside food ,Especially fried rice or noodles which contain preformed toxins. Avoid foods like salads near unhygienic places. Take home food and easily digestible food like idly and curd rice. Give more fluids add electral powder. Hope this information helps you. Consult me for medications in private. Thanks
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I m 32 year old. I m suffering from acidity from 2 year. Can you help me what I do?

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Inadequate sleep, untimely intake of food, intake of very hot and spicy food, mental worries and tensions, excessive usage of pain killers and antibiotics are all causes of acidity. Please follow these tips apart from taking medicines to avoid recurrence: - Do not keep your stomach empty for long durations, - Eat in small quantities frequently. - Avoid hot, spicy and oil fried food - Drink plenty of water in between your intake. - Keep away from mental stress and tensions, - Perform physical exercises daily and meditation helps to relieve mental stress and tensions. - Consume lot of fibre like raw vegetables, oats, fruits, sprouts, etc - Avoid excess intake of coffee or tea , intake of medicines on empty stomach. - Be careful about the food while eating outside. - Carry a small pack of biscuit or some fruits along with you for emergency. - Whenever you suffer from acidity, take the medications prescribed by the doctor for 2-3 weeks continuously until the wounds in the stomach gets healed completely. - Sleep at least for 8 hours a day. - Restrict the usage of pain killers and antibiotics frequently.
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My lever is weak and I have gastric problem continuously for 6 months. After eating a little I have pain in stomach.

General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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