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Dr. Shubash Agal

Gastroenterologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shubash Agal Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Shubash Agal is a popular Gastroenterologist in Andheri West, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shubash Agal on Lybrate.com.

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Coffee and Your Digestion

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Coffee and Your Digestion

The quote 'Good day starts with coffee' suits a lot of people who love nothing more than a cup of coffee every morning. However, your morning tryst with a cup of coffee might not be a very healthy habit. Believe it or not, addiction to caffeine (in the form of coffee) is as harmful as addiction to any other drug. In fact, caffeine is a legal drug that slowly and gradually damages your gastrointestinal tract. Here are the negative effects of coffee on your digestive system:

  1. Increases Acidity: Coffee is known to contain different kinds of oils, acids and caffeine. These compounds have an adverse impact on the digestive system. The stomach and intestinal linings get damaged due to the over-consumption of these compounds in the form of coffee. Moreover, as you take coffee, your stomach produces more hydrochloric acid for digestion. This causes acidity and hampers the HCL levels altogether. When we take coffee regularly for years in empty stomach, our body's capacity of producing proper amounts of HCL gets hampered. Often, HCL production gets reduced as well. This leads to indigestion of other food items and effects flatulence and produces unwanted gases due to the improper breaking of proteins and fats by the body.
  2. Ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Doctors believe that coffee acts as an irritant for patients of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gastritis, Crohn's disease, colitis and ulcers. Coffee is responsible for the irritation of the lining of stomach and intestine. It is also noticed that certain enzymes present in the coffee beans are also harmful to the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Heartburn: Coffee is responsible for relaxing the esophageal sphincter muscle. The relaxation of this muscle hinders the process of digestion and causes acid-reflux, resulting in heartburn. It is known to have compounds that have diuretic, laxative and mineral blocking effects on the body.
  4. Laxative Effects: Coffee stimulates the process of peristalsis or movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract. The peristalsis starts immediately after food is swallowed by the individual. The intake of coffee catalyzes peristalsis and consequently leads to emptying of the stomach even before the food is digested properly. The semi-digested food is sent to the intestine too early, causing injury to the intestine and hampering the absorption of nutrients.
  5. Affects absorption of minerals: Caffeine reduces the ability of the stomach to absorb iron and also hinders the absorption of minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium by the kidney. All these minerals help in digestion at different points and regulate the bowel movement.

Coffee is known to have benefits like reduction of constipation and sugar absorption. But, it also interferes with the smooth functioning of the digestive system. It has a tendency to increase stomach aches, disturb the fluid balance and the overall process of digestion. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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I want answer for how we remove the gall blader stone, how to possible with out surgery remove the Stone.

MS - General Surgery, DNB Genitourinary Surgery
General Surgeon, Ludhiana
the treatment other than surgery has got high failure and recurrence. surgery is safe if done electively
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Hello My son is having diarrhea from past 3 days. He is passing more than 20 stools in a day. Earlier the color was black now it is greenish with mucous. We have consulted a homeopathy doctor and she has prescribed aloes200. Podo 200 and merc cor. For dysentery. Is it the correct medication since we are taking this from 3 days. He had fever also of 103 degree which has now reduced to 98.6. Only the frequency of stools has not reduced. We are confused if we should take him to allopathy for immediate relief or will it heal through homeopathic treatment.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My son is having diarrhea from past 3 days. He is passing more than 20 stools in a day. Earlier the color was b...
Lybrate-user as you say that your child has improved and only loosemotions are there your child needs only ors and frequent smallfeeds of whatever you give him normally. Do add zinc andmultivitamin drops. You can give him khichri withsome ghee. Give nimbu pani give him curd or lassi made with curd continue brest feed if you are doing so.
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Super fact of the day - 27th October, 2015

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Super fact of the day - 27th October, 2015
Super fact of the day: your large intestine is shorter than your small intestine.
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Meri mom ko gas ke karan pure body me dard rahata hai. To please app iska dawa bataye.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Meri mom ko gas ke karan pure body me dard rahata hai. To please app iska dawa bataye.
Take this 1. 1.shankhvati 1 goli three time 2.amlapittamishran 2 tsf two times before meal with water avoid oily and spicy food.
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Sir my mom have stomach problem. He can't digest acidic foods. And it cause very hard pain. It's an problem since his childhood. Olzz tells me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir my mom have stomach problem.
He can't digest acidic foods. And it cause very hard pain. It's an problem since his...
Avoid spicy food in her diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in her diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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I am suffering from gastric problem, and after having food it aggravates and sometime during sleep the food returns back which causes choking and breathing problem. I am 63 now and wanted a permanent solution for this problem. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from gastric problem, and after having food it aggravates and sometime during sleep the food returns b...
1. It could be due to either gerd (gastro oesophageal reflux disease) or peptic ulcer 2. Do an upper gi endoscopy after consulting gastro enterologist and follow the advice and treatment accoringly.
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I am having a acidity problem at night. If I take a little bit oily food, I started having a chest burn problem. But still I don't have any liver problem. What is the appropriate solution for this problem?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I am having a acidity problem at night. If I take a little bit oily food, I started having a chest burn problem. But ...
Please in addition take small frequent meals to raise head end of bed to make it in reclining position put a brick under the legs of bed only on head end side as puttimg blankets will not achieve the purpose. If still symptoms persists then take ppi or get ugit endoscopy done.
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My hair has started growing white at much faster speed I am 31 yrs old male. I am also suffering from improper digestion, e. G if I take green leaves in food, stool is full of green leaves. Is there any corelation between indigestion and white hair. Please suggest

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Stop outside food homoeo treatment take acid phos 200 / 1 dose in morning / 7 days buy german medicine available in homoeo med shop mixed fruit juice daily 2 times report me after 7 days for next medicine Consult for any kind of health support.
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How can I improve my digestive system. naturally nn also with physically work out.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
How can I improve my digestive system. naturally nn also with physically work out.
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.
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I have stomach inflammation, bloating, soft and sticky stool for 2 years. I did not lose weight and my appetite is good. One of my doctor told me its IBS and the others told me its stomach ulcer. But its affecting me daily. What could be the reason?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I have stomach inflammation, bloating, soft and sticky stool for 2 years. I did not lose weight and my appetite is go...
Dear Lybrate User, *Buttermilk is a wonder remedy when it comes to treating indigestion and gas. It is easier to digest than milk and contains more lactic acid. Buttermilk is already recommended to keep yourself cool in harsh summers and its digestive benefits just give you another reason to drink up a glass of buttermilk *Drink warm water. *Avoid more spicy, maida related, dry, junk foods.
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Hi. Fissure in anal. Struggling a lot. Please help me to cure. Not complete relief. Its blooding if stool is hard. I am drinking plenty of water. Not having many more foods that needs. Because too heal the fissure.

M Ch Urology
Urologist, Kolhapur
Take plenty fluids orally, high fibre diet, avoid constipation, if still no relief, you would require to be examined and undergo surgical intervention.
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My stomach is slightly heavy after every meal. Please advise me how to take care of it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My stomach is slightly heavy after every meal. Please advise me how to take care of it.
Take easily digestible foods and on time daily Do not skip meals Do not smoke/alcohol if taking reduce it If there is constipation that needs to be treated. Take Nux vom 30 - 4 pills twice daily for few days.
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What are the remedies to acidity problem? I use to have headache when acidity increases.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
What are the remedies to acidity problem? I use to have headache when acidity increases.
Dear, it may gas distention trouble due to indigestion. Have simple bland food (Khichadi) for next few days avoiding junk, oily, spicy fried and deep-fried food items. Drink lot of water. Add Jeera, Ajwain, Sonth in your food items – these herbs prevent gas formation. Reduce intake of tea – coffee. Instead you can have green tea. Do not lye-down or sit immediately after having meals. Have a walk instead. Maintain good bowel habits. Have more of Coconut Water, Gulkand etc to relieve acidity, Avoid too much of Cauliflower, Peas, Brinjals, Namkeens as snacks etc. Do regular walking and mild exercises. You may also do a weekly fast – just to relax and calm down your system. Fasting also helps in cleansing of the system. For gas some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking.
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I have desk job and iam suffering from acidity and gas problem and also paining spinal code so kindly guide me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have desk job and iam suffering from acidity and gas problem and also paining spinal code so kindly guide me.
Hi, take cap. Stomotone 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 weeks and himcocid syrup 2tsf 3 times daily before food to control burning sensation in the stomach and chest. Take madiphala rasayana 2tsf 3 times a day to stop vomitting. Avoid hot and spicy food. Eat small quantities frequently. Drink plenty of water. Never miss your breakfast. Avoid excess intake of coffee and tea.
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Sir, Mere pet me gas banti he aur subha ulti jesa man aur bhukh nahi lagti koi medicine bataye.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir, Mere pet me gas banti he aur subha ulti jesa man aur bhukh nahi lagti koi medicine bataye.
To solve the gas problem & increase your hunger, I suggest you these best tips- * 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 once. *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. * if you still do not feel hunger and feel some heaviness in stomach then check out your liver function test and 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 alcohol and smoking. * check out your thyroid profile and take proper treatment if results are positive. * regularly take a citrus fruit like orange or a glass of lemon juice atleast for 1 month.
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From the last week muje motion main problem ho raha he ,motion bahut hard hota he aur bleeding ho raha he kya iske liye kya karu?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
From the last week muje motion main problem ho raha he ,motion bahut hard hota he aur bleeding ho raha he kya iske li...
for bleeding use milk with lemon juice at morning 4-5 days & eat green leafy vegetables more for hard stool drink milk with castor oil or badam rogan 1tsf at night 5-7 days
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I drink weekly. And sometime I feel pain in my abdomen. Is this for drinking alcohol. Or its for Gas or junk food?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I drink weekly. And sometime I feel pain in my abdomen. Is this for drinking alcohol. Or its for Gas or junk food?
It can be related to all of the above you have mentioned. Take balance diet avoid fast-foods/alcohol. Keep bowels clear always.
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Chronic Gastritis - How to Cope with it?

MBBS, M.S (Gen Surg), M.Ch ( Surgical Gastro)
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Chronic Gastritis - How to Cope with 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.

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 just married. My hubby wants sex. He tried for anal sex also. I felt pain when he penetrates in my anus. I want to know the fact with anal sex.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
Anal sex has its disadvantages, it is painful cause it hurts a tight muscle ring and in the long term may cause anal incontinence, fissures and other injuries. The chances of getting infection are also high. Ask your hubby to learn more about such sexual practices before indulging in them.
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