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Acid Reflux: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Acid reflux is a very common condition in which you feel a burning pain in your lower chest area, this is also known as heartburn. This happens when the stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe. There is a valve at the entrance of your stomach which a ring of muscles called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). when the LES doesn’t close all the way or opens too often after the food passes from the food pipe to the stomach, the stomach acid flows back up to the food pipe causing acid reflux.

The treatment for acid is mostly medications as it is not a very severe condition. Some of the most common drugs used in treating acid reflux are PPIs including Omeprazole, Rabeprazole and Ezomeprazole. H2 blockers are also used widely which includes Cimetidine, Ranitidine and Famotidine. Antacids and Alginate drugs such as Gaviscon are also used. There are also other medication which are used in some very particular cases, some of them are Sucralfate acid suppressants, Potassium competitive acid blockers, GABA(B) receptor agonist, transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation reducers (TLESR). In some very peculiar conditions, some other drugs used are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), tricyclic antidepressant, prokinetic agents and pain modulators. In some very rare cases if the medication is not effective then acid reflux can also be treated by a surgery known as Fundoplication.

How is the treatment done?

Since the treatment is done mostly through medication, oral intake of the drugs are the most common procedure. However, in some cases the medications are also given through injections. Apart from some common medicines, there are some medications that are used in combination for some very special cases. As for surgery, it is also a minor surgery that is done with ease. The surgery is done mostly to control extra inflammation of your esophagus that is the tube that runs from your mouth to stomach, i.e- food pipe. Narrowing of esophagus and a change in the cells can also be treated through surgery.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Lifestyle is the biggest factor that causes acid reflux. Heavy meals or lying down after a meal are some reasons that cause acid reflux. If you are experiencing bitter taste in your mouth or heartburn on a regular basis then you should consult a doctor for medication.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Acid reflux is a very common condition that can happen to anybody. A simple lifestyle change can also trigger the condition that lasts for a day or less. In such cases, you don’t need to visit a doctor as the condition gets treated on its own or by taking an antacid.

Are there any side effects?

There are no major side effects as such only if you don’t have an already existing condition such as heart condition or digestive problems. However, in some cases they can cause minor problem such as causing difficulty in absorbing nutrients causing malnutrition. Diarrhea, stomach cramps and mild fever are also some other side effects of acid reflux medication in some very rare and extreme cases.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Since the condition is related to food pipe and stomach, the most emphasized post treatment guideline is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that focuses strongly on a balanced and healthy diet. In some cases, some exercises such as walking after a meal is also prescribed. Heavy meals and sleeping after meals should also be avoided. As for surgery, the post treatment guideline remains the same.

How long does it take to recover?

Acid reflux is a very minor condition that gets taken of almost instantly. In case of persistent development of the condition, it can take a week or a couple of months to get treated. In case of surgery, you will be discharged from the hospital the very next day but the recovery can take up to 8 to 10 weeks.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of the treatment is very cheap. Some medications for acid reflux start at just a rupee and can go up to INR 100. Surgery is also not very expensive and it can range between INR 50000 to INR 200000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The treatment results are prompt and permanent in most cases. In some cases, there are chances that the condition doesn’t get treated completely. Acid reflux can be triggered by the slightest of lifestyle changes such as sleeping very late so the chance of the condition developing again is also high.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Since it is a very common and ancient condition, there are a lots of home remedies to cure acid reflux. Some of the most effective home remedies are Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda. Homeopathy is also another alternative for treating acid reflux. Some of the most widely used medicines are Arsenic album, Carbo vegetalis, nux vomica and phosphorus. Ayurveda is also very effective and safe treatment for acid reflux. Some of the most common Ayurvedic treatment includes Ashwagandha, coconut water, pomegranate and baked fennel seeds.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Low Price Range:

Rs 1 to Rs 200000.

Popular Health Tips

Coffee - Is It Bad For Your Digestive Health?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Coffee - Is It Bad For Your Digestive Health?

Almost everyone knows about the tremendous benefits that coffee has to offer. Be it energizing one's self or protecting the brain from various degenerative diseases, a cup of coffee can be a solution for all. But did you know that the caffeine present in coffee can do more damage to your health than good? Yes, coffee can be beneficial only when consumed in small amounts. Overdrinking it or developing an addiction to coffee can take a toll on your gut.

Keep on reading to find out how.

  1. Coffee Increases Stomach AcidityThose who drink coffee regularly in the morning, on an empty stomach must know that more than it can energize them for the day ahead, regular cups of morning coffee actually slowly raise serious gut problems, stomach acidity being one of them. Along with various plant-based compounds present in coffee, caffeine stimulates the cells of the stomach to secrete more hydrochloric acid, which makes the stomach an ideal dwelling place for the pylori bacteria, responsible for an ulcer.
  2. Coffee May Cause Acid RefluxThe esophageal sphincter muscles between the food pipe and the stomach are responsible for allowing food into the stomach and ensuring that it stays there. However, drinking too much coffee causes the esophageal sphincter muscles to relax which leads to stomach acid building up in the food pipe. This causes severe irritation, pain or a burning sensation in the chest, known as acid reflux. If acid reflux occurs frequently, it may lead to further complications, such as ulcers, sores, etc.
  3. Makes the Food Rot in the Gut: Various research studies have shown that coffee speeds up the release of contents from the stomach even before they are digested completely. Food that is not properly digested usually ends up sitting in the gut and rotting there. This rotting food, creates a toxic environment inside the intestines which becomes ideal for the spread of bad bacteria, which causes inflammation, and damages the walls of the intestine.
  4. Disrupts the Absorption of Minerals: Coffee can also irritate your prostate gland and bladder, it sometimes even disrupts the absorption of minerals like magnesium, which affects the digestive system of the body, slowing it down. Magnesium being the most crucial mineral for regulating healthy and normal bowel movement, one can very well imagine how badly the digestion process will be affected if the absorption of magnesium gets hampered. Plus, by moving the bowels even before water and other essential nutrients are absorbed, coffee may cause malnourishment and dehydration.

So next time you boast about your habit of drinking coffee whenever possible, think twice. No matter how healthy something is, having too much of it can cause damage to health and so does excessive consumption of coffee.

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

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How Best Can You Manage It?

MD-General Medicine, D.M, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How Best Can You Manage It?

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disease which occurs when the stomach acid and at times the contents in your stomach flows backwards into the food pipe. The backwash or reflux irritates the esophagus's lining and hence causes GERD. Individuals may manage GERD's discomfort by changing their lifestyle and by taking over-the-counter or OTC medications. But, certain people might also require stronger medications or surgery for reducing the symptoms.

Some of the basic signs include chest pain, burning sensation in the chest, dry cough, difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, etc. If you experience such symptoms at least twice a week or if your physician notices damage in your food pipe, then you might undergo diagnosis. Though drugs are the primary GERD treatment yet, an individual can manage it by following certain tips which may give relief.

Few ways to manage GERD- self-care tips:

  1. One of the effective ways to help yourself is by consuming smaller meals. Instead of taking three big meals regularly, you may try having smaller meals frequently and avoid stuffing.
  2. Almost all individuals tend to have dinner just half an hour before sleep, but this might affect GERD patients. It is best to eat 2 hours before going to bed as by doing so your stomach will get enough time to digest the food.
  3. Due to a hectic schedule and fast paced lifestyle, people tend to eat as quickly as possible. To manage GERD, one must eat slowly and put down the spoon or fork in between each bite.
  4. Changing the daily diet by striking off the trigger foods is beneficial in managing GERD symptoms. Though the food triggers vary from one person to another yet, it includes coffee, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, tomato, citrus juices, onions, spicy and high- fat foods, etc.
  5. Sleeping with the head end of the bed elevated by 6 inches is a very effective way of reducing night time reflux. It is also advisable to sleep on your left side . Never sleep on the right side as this position promotes reflux. Medications to reduce acid production are the mainstay of the medical treatment.
  6. One always has to ensure that they are following the various lifestyle changes along with the medication. Other medications include pro kinetic medicines which help the stomach empty. Surgery always remains the last resort in the treatment of GERD. Endoscopy is required for the diagnosis or GERD Prior to any surgery a Manometry and 24 hr ph merry test is compulsory.

If you are suffering from GERD symptoms frequently, then you may maintain a diary for figuring out which foods are giving you trouble.

When is a surgery required?
If lifestyle changing tips and other medications fail to provide any relief, then physicians recommend undergoing surgery.

  • Surgery is done for strengthening lower esophageal sphincter and also for reinforcing it. The surgery for reinforcing lower esophageal sphincter is performed by surgeons laparoscopically. The surgeon inserts instruments like a tiny camera and flexible tube by making 3-4 incisions in the abdomen. This surgery for managing GERD may be quite effective.
  • Experts state that candidates who undergo GERD surgery are those who are unwilling to take GERD drugs or are not getting relief from them. While choosing a surgeon, it is better to consider one who possesses huge experience of the particular operation which you need and also with a good track record.
  • So, you must visit a doctor if you experience frequent gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms. It won't be a good decision to take OTC medications without your doctor's recommendation if you notice arm or jaw pain along with difficulty in breathing as these are signs of heart attack.

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

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Achalasia - Symptoms + Treatment

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, Fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, International Visiting Scholar
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Achalasia - Symptoms + Treatment

Achalasia is a serious disorder of the esophagus in which your nerves and muscles fail to work properly. This disorder causes problems in your body such as chest pain, difficulty to swallow food and excessive coughing.

You will also face problems in breathing in case the food enters in to the lungs. There is a valve in your lower esophageal splinter, which closes the esophagus from your stomach. If you have problems like achalasia then perhaps your lower esophageal splinter fails to open while swallowing food it can lead to accumulation of food in esophagus. In this condition the nerves in your body gets damaged and hence cause health complications.

You are at risk of achalasia when you are middle aged, but it can also occur during childhood. Auto immune disorder often places you at risk for achalasia.

Symptoms of achalasia:
The major symptom of achalasia is dysphagia in which you face problems while swallowing food. You may feel that the food is struck in your esophagus which causes choking and problems when you breathe. There may be other symptoms of achalasia which includes:
1. Loss of weight
2. Heart burn
3. Discomfort or pain while you eat food
4. Chest pain
5. Risk of esophagus cancer

Treatment for achalasia:
Esophageal manometry is a technique your doctor may use, if he suspects achalasia when the symptoms include difficulty while you eat and swallow foods. A tube measures the muscular activity in your stomach and reports about the functioning of your esophagus. Another way to diagnose is through X- ray of the esophagus or endoscopy.

The treatment for achalasia generally starts with oral medications. Sphincter nitrates and calcium blockers often help to relax the muscles. Botox can also help to relax your sphincter and help you swallow food.
Esophagomyotomy also helps to treat achalasia in which your doctor can use an incision to access the sphincter and also alter it to enable better flow into the stomach. It’s a generally successful procedure, but sometimes can cause Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which causes heart burn and would require intensive care. Sometimes surgery can also help to give relief but it can also cause acid reflux, respiratory problems, tearing of esophagus along with other serious complications.

Laparoscopic surgery is a simple and effective way of treating this problem .The tight lower esophageal sphincter is released to make way for easy passage of food.The patient recovers in one day and is discharged home following this operation. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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Management of Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Management of Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux is the backward flow of acids from the stomach into the esophagus. Doctors believe that some people usually suffer due to a condition called hiatal hernia. Pregnant women usually suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

The primary goals in the treatment of this disease are relief from symptoms, healing of erosive esophagitis and prevention of complications of esophagitis. The symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation. The setting includes a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Patients suspected due to GERD with non-cardiac chest pain are recommended to have diagnostic evaluation before institution of therapy. For diagnosing GERD, barium radiographs should not be used.

The other points that must be remembered to diagnose GERD are
1. Endoscopy is recommended only in case of alarming symptoms. Even in typical symptoms, the upper endoscopy is not recommended.
2. For preoperative evaluation, esophageal manometry is recommended, but it has no role in diagnosing GERD.
3. Ambulatory reflux monitoring is a test that can assess association of reflux symptoms.

Management:
The suggested lifestyle modifications for the patients with GERD are

  1. Weight loss is recommended for patients who are overweight. So, avoid large meals and decrease dietary fat intake.
  2. Avoid alcohol, chocolate, onions, garlic, acidic foods and peppermint.
  3. Do not lie down within 3 to 4 hours after meal (recommended for nocturnal GERD patients).
  4. For symptom relief and to heal erosive esophagitis, a 8-week course of PPIs is the therapy of choice.
  5. Medications that help in potentiating GERD symptoms, including alpha-adrenergic agonists, nitrates, calcium channel blockers and theophylline should be avoided.
  6. For patients without diagnostic evaluation, therapy for GERD other than acid suppression, including prokinetic therapy should not be used.
  7. For patients with partial response to PPI therapy, additional symptom relief can be achieved by increasing the dose twice daily or switching to a different PPI.
  8. It is recommended to elevate the head of the bed 10 to 20 cm.
  9. Avoid wearing clothes which are tight around the waist.
  10. If patients experience heartburn relief, Histamine-receptor antagonists (H2RA) therapy can be used as a maintenance option in patients without erosive disease.

Some surgical options
1. For long-term therapy for patients suffering with GERD, surgical therapy is the best treatment option.
2. In patients who have no evidence of erosive esophagitis, preoperative ambulatory pH monitoring in mandatory.
3. Gastric bypass is the preferred operation for patients who are suffering with obesity and are contemplating surgical therapy for GERD.

Apart from these, there are potential risks that are associated with PPIs such as switching them can be considered in setting of side effects and the therapy can be a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection.

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

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What Causes Acid Reflux? 8 Tips to Deal With it

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
What Causes Acid Reflux? 8 Tips to Deal With it

The LES valve in the stomach is designed in such a way that as soon as food passes through it, it closes. If however, LES remains partially or fully open, acid produced by the stomach can move up to the esophagus resulting in a burning sensation called acid reflux or heartburn. This condition is commonly known as the hital hernia.

Some of the common symptoms of acid reflux:
1. Consumption of large meals at one go.
2. Lying down immediately after having a meal.
3. Obesity or being overweight.
4. Consumption of snacks just before bedtime .
5. Consumption of certain food items such as chocolate, garlic, onion and citrus-related food.
6. Consumption of caffeine related products such as coffee, liquor and cigarettes.
7. Certain medicines such as aspirin is also known to be a trigger for acid reflux.
8. Pregnant women or patients with blood pressure are known to be suffering from acid reflux.

Tips to deal with acid reflux
There is a wide range of treatment options available for acid reflux. If you are suffering from occasional heartburn, there are some wonderful home remedies that can be tried. However, if the acid reflux recurs more than once in a week, it is best to consult a doctor. Home remedies to deal with acid reflux:
1. Sleeping on the left side is known to reduce acid reflux.
2. Reducing weight greatly helps in tackling acid burn. Patients with obesity are more vulnerable to acid burn.

3. It is best to avoid food that triggers acid burn.
4. Chewing gum greatly helps in countering acid burn. It helps in producing saliva which soothe the esophagus.
5. Intake of One spoon of baking soda every day proves to be extremely effective. Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate which has a pH of more than 7 and can effectively neutralize the acid from stomach.
6. Intake of aloe vera, apple, banana or ginger is known to have very positive effects on acid burn.
7. Intake of 1 table-spoon of mustard can give instant relief from acid burn. Mustard’s alkaline properties can make the acid neutral in the system.
8. Regular intake (one after every meal) of almond helps to fight acid burn

Medication:
1. If you are buying over the counter, Histamine 2 blockers is a great medicine that instantly gives relief from an acid burn. Typically Doctors suggest this medicine with a higher dosage. This medicine can be consumed half an hour before the consumption of a meal. However, It is best to consult a doctor before consuming any medication.
2. Doctors often suggest medicine from the PPI family. It effectively blocks acid production in the esophagus for a longer duration. Some common medicine from this group includes Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole and Rabeprazole

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

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have Chronic cough and acid reflux and unable to eat and drink since one month even heart burn throat burn chest pain.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
What you are having is Gastroesophageal reflux disease Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This can irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn and other symptoms. Causes When you eat, food passes from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. A ring of muscle fibers in the lower esophagus prevents swallowed food from moving back up. These muscle fibers are called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When this ring of muscle does not close all the way, stomach contents can leak back into the esophagus. This is called reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux may cause symptoms. Harsh stomach acids can also damage the lining of the esophagus. The risk factors for reflux include: Use of alcohol (possibly) Hiatal hernia (a condition in which part of the stomach moves above the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest and abdominal cavities) Obesity Pregnancy Scleroderma Smoking Symptoms can also be caused by certain medicines Common symptoms of GERD include: Feeling that food is stuck behind the breastbone Heartburn or a burning pain in the chest Nausea after eating Less common symptoms are: Bringing food back up (regurgitation) Cough or wheezing Difficulty swallowing Hiccups Hoarseness or change in voice Sore throat Symptoms may get worse when you bend over or lie down, or after you eat. Symptoms may also be worse at night. If you are overweight or obese, in many cases, losing weight can help. Avoid drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Take acetaminophen to relieve pain. Take all of your medicines with plenty of water. When your doctor gives you a new medicine, ask whether it will make your heartburn worse. You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although the relief may not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs can treat GERD. They work more slowly than antacids, but give you longer relief. Your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can tell you how to take these drugs. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease the amount of acid produced in your stomach H2 blockers also lower the amount of acid released in the stomach Anti-reflux surgery may be an option for people whose symptoms do not go away with lifestyle changes and medicines. Heartburn and other symptoms should improve after surgery. But you may still need to take drugs for your heartburn.

I having acid reflux problem it might be due to sliding hiatal hernia, doctor have given me capsules to control acid reflux it is working well but I am facing continues pain in the neck and in the throat, it seems like something is stuck in the throat, and it is not going even after taking water or food, please advice me a pill or anything to control this pain in throat.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FACRSI (Colo-Rectal Surgery), Ph. D - Gastrointestinal Surgery, FAIS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
Hi sir, you need to get it corrected. We do a simple surgery called Nissan Fundoplication by Laparoscopic Surgery (we make 4 tiny hole of 5 mm each.). It takes one day hospital stay. If you need the service you can contact me or book an appointment. Visit my website www.drparthgastro.com By that time you can do warm saline gargle three times a day. Take Cap. Pantocid DSR 40 1-0-1 half an hour before food for 10 days.
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Dear sir, I have acid reflux last 5 years and also coughing This gerd so what I do in this situation Please help for this.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FACRSI (Colo-Rectal Surgery), Ph. D - Gastrointestinal Surgery, FAIS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
Sir, kindly take Cap. Pantocid-DSR (1-0-1) half an hour before meal for 15 days. Stop tea coffee, Spicy food. Do not wear tight pants/Jeans Do not drink water Along with food (after 1 hour is good)
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When I get burp there's no sound instead I feel like liquid kinda thing comes up to throat and that's it. Why is that? Am having acid reflux before.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Mahabubnagar
Symptoms suggestive of acid reflex disease. You need certain preliminary measures to control reflux . Walk 10 to 15 min after food intake , maintain atleast 2 hrs gap between sleep and food intake, keep 2 pillows under head during sleep , avoid stress, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, smoking. You need medications for relief of your symptoms. Hope this information helps you. Thanks
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Me hu doctor GS Lamba chief of gastroenterologist and hepatology balaji action pashchim bihar delhi se. Aj ham bat karen gy ek bohat he common problem ki jo he GERD(gastro esophageal reflux disease) jisko ham aam bhasa mein acidity, acid reflux ya tez ki problem ky nam sy bhe janty hein. Ajkal ky mahoole bohat sy log is problem sy garast he ar isky symptoms sy pareshan hein to aj ham isi ky bary mein kuch batein karen gy. Acidity ka mukhiya lakhshan kiya h? Acidity ka mukhiye lakshan he chaati ke bechobech hadi ke pechy jalan hona ar kaai bar ye jalan itni taiz ho jati he ke ye dard ka rop bhe dharan kar leti he isky ilava jo aniye lakhsan is bemari ky hein wo un me he pait ky upari hise me jalan hona ya dard hona, khaty dakar ana, mu me bar bar pani ana ,ya is tarah ke problem acidity sy ho sakti hein. But kaii bari esa hota he in common symptoms sy to ap sb wakif hein but kaai bari esa hota he ke asadharan sy symptoms bhe acidity me hoty he jis ko aksar mareez pehchan nahe paty Ky ye acidity ka karan he h ar aksar wo idhr udhr ilaj ky liye bhatakty rehty hein. In asadharan symptoms mein he jesy bar bar gala kahrab jesa mehsus hona,bar bar galy ko clear karny ke talab hona ,bar bar gala saf karny ki andar sy talab uthti rehti he, kai bar sans ka phulna ya asthma jesy symptoms hona ,ye bhe acidity ky karan hoty hein, bar bar mu mein chalay ana ,ya dantoe saraan peda hona. Ya sari chezen jo hein ye acidity ky karan ho sakti hein ar in asadharan symptoms ko aksar pehchan'na mushkil ho jata he. Ab acidity jo he isy ham diagnose kesy karty hein?

Jesy mene btaya ky ham boht sary mareezo ky symptoms bohat typical hoty hein ar jb wo apny lakhsan btaty hein to ham diagnose kar lete hein ky ye acidity ki problem he aur usi hisab se uska ilaj karty hein. Par jesa ke mene btaya ky kaaii bar symptoms asadharan bhe hoty hein. Agr esa kuch hota h to isko bohat asani sy jhanch kar ke diagnose kar saktey hein. Jo isky liye sb sy barhiaa jhanch he wo he endoscopy jis me ham ek dur-bin camera sy do minute me khany ke nali ar pait ke andar jhank sakty hein dekh sakty hein aur Problem ko diagnose kar Sakty hein ar na he kewal problem diagnose kar sakty hein but is sy hony wali jo complications hein unko bhe diagnose ham kar sakte hein. Ab jahan tak is bemari ke ilaj ka sawal he iska ilaj do tarah sy hota he. Kch esy parhaiz ya esy ehtiyat hein ya lifestyle modifications hein jo mareez ko khud karny parte hein ar kuch daway hein jo ham mareez ko khud dyty hein. Isky bary me bohat sy mareez aksar ham sy sawal puchty hein ky hamy kiya khana chahye kiya nahi khana chahye kia karna chahye kiya nahe karna chahye agr hamy acidity he. To aj ham un baton ka thira vistaar me discuss karen gy. Jin mareezo ko acidity rehti he sab sy pehle unhy bohat ziada tala huva ar mirch masaly wala khana nahe khana chahye kiu is sy acid production ziada hote he aur symptoms jo hein ziada hon ge. Isky ilava gas bhari huvi jo soft drinks hote hein specially jo cola drinks hoti hein unko agar ham bohat ziada lety hein to unko avoid karna chahye. Isky ilava agar ap chaaye ar cofee ka istimal ziada karty hein to usko kam karna chahye kiu ky caffeine sy bhe acidity jo he ziada banti he. Isky ilava bhe khany ke kuch chezen he jesy choclate he, peppermint he ,fruit juice he ,unsy bhe acidity jo he wo ziada hoti he aur acidity Ky mareez agar ye lein gy to is sy ziada pareshan log hoty hein.

Ek aue jo mukhiye karan he acidity ka wo he cigarette smoking. Cigarette sy jo he acidity bohat banti he to acidity ke mareezo ko cigarette ka istimal nahe karna chahye ar wesy bhe nahi karna chaye kiu acidity ky ilava bhe ar bohat bary bary nuqsan ho sakty hein. Isky ilava alcohal leny sy bhe acidity ziada hoti he to alcohal ka ziada istimal bhe kam karna chahye agar apko acidity ke problem he. Ajkal ke wayask jevan me ham ny ye bhe dekha he ke har insan bohat busy he time nahi he is liye ohat log jo hein rat ko der sy khana kahtey hein ar khaty sath he so jaty hein. Jin logo ko acidity ke problem he un logo ko dehan rakhna chahye ke unky raat ky khany mein ar sony me kam sy kam teen ghanty ka antaral ho. So acid jo he nichy utar jaay ar acid unki khany ki nali me naa ay Agar esa karen gy to acidity ky symptoms sy unhe bohat nivaran mily ga. Isky ilava rat ko soty waqat tight clothing ziada nahe pehn'i chahye us sy bhe acidity ky symptoms ziada hoty hein. Agar ap in choti choti baton ka dehan rakhein gy to bohat bari ap ko dawaio ki zarurat bhe nahi pary ge doctor ki zarurat bhe nahe pary ge ar apki acidity ky symptoms thk ho jayen gy bt agar ye sab karny ke bawajud bhe apko acidity ke problem rehti he to apko dawaio ka istimal karna parey ga ar doctor ki raay'e ly ke ap aram sy is bemari sy chutkara pa sakety hein aur ye achi bat he ke jo dawaiya'an ajkal available hein wo bohat he asar daar hein safe hein ar lamby samey tak lii ja sakti hein . Ek bat jo last mein me kehna chahu ga ky ham ny dekha he ke bohat sy mareez jo hoty hein wo acidity ko khud he diagnose kar ke usky liye dawai lyty rehty hein chahy wo ghareelu nuskhay hon chahy wo ayovedik dawaiya ho ya chemist sy ly ke hon to is bat ka hamy dehan rakhna he ke agar in sb ky bawajud bhe apky symptoms chalt rehty hein agar apko asadharan symptoms hein agar jalan ke sath sath apko khany me bhe dikaat arahi he. Apka khana atak raha he ya apky khoon ke kami a rahi he. Agar apko bar bar ulti ho rahe he agar apko bohat tez Pait me dard uth'ta he ya apka wazan kam ho rhaa he to is stithi me khud kiripya dawaiya mat lein. Kisi specialist sy mil ke uski raaye sy he dawai lein ar usky bad apna ilaj karvayen.

Isi ky sath apki achi sehat ki kamna karty huvy ham wida lety hein. Dhanevad
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Heartburn Or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. But som
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Throat Pain
Here are cause symptoms and treatment of Throat Pain

Hello, I'm Dr. Varun Gupta, a Senior ENT consultant. Dr. Bindu Kumari, our speech language pathologist and Mr. Rajesh, our audiologists. Today we are discussing in brief, a very common clinical condition, on our day to day clinical practice, which is a throat pain.

The common causes of throat pain are viral infections, bacterial infections, acid reflux, smoking and food irritants. It leads to a difficulty in swallowing, irritation and itchiness in the throat. It may lead to a swelling of lymph nodes as well. It is very important to visit your doctor, if you are having some pain in the throat, because it is a very annoying symptom and though it is not a very serious ailment and we can get it control with the use of simple antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamines along with if there's an acid reflux we can start with some anti-acidity medicines also.

Many times in case of throat pain it can lead to hoarseness of voice as well means the voice of the patient also deteriorates. I would like to introduce Bindu Kumari to talk about something about the voice hygiene. When you have throat pain, you need to maintain some vocal hygiene tips, don't clear throat frequently, don't whisper, take adequate amount of voice taste, don t scream, use some humming relaxation exercises. Throat pain due to viral infection can lead to involvement of ear.

So I will request Mr. Rajesh to mention about this. Viral infection can lead to hearing loss. The symptom can be ringing sound, buzzing sound, blocking in the ear and is also is can be hearing loss. So please do not hesitate to come visit the audiologist and go for the hearing screening. As it can prevent permanent hearing loss. So regarding the management of throat pain, as you have just seen it lead to all kinds of symptoms like voice problem, a throat pain and it can affect the hearing also.

So any clarification if you want you can consult us through Lybrate by any of the methods like text consultation or your video consultation.
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Metabolic Syndrome
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This is Dr. Muffi from Digestive Health Institute. I wanna speak about metabolic syndrome, diabetes surgery and its good value for money and why we should be doing it. Diabetes surgery up to now people call it that most people with high sugar, should not get operated. And today's surgeon across the world reconstructed metabolic surgery to treat diabetes. Your high sugar which stops medications like insulin and various others. So, how is this transition occurs? Something which is called as bariatric surgery which is actually meant for weight loss or people who are very obese, surgeon realize that suddenly sugar has come under control, cholesterol seems to come down.

And therefore, 3 main prone of metabolic syndrome which is diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. And that's how surgery called bariatric surgery need to do metabolic surgery. Now we know that weight causes a lot of problem across the world. So, the weight causes the problem from head to toe, hypertension, thyroid problems, respiratory problems, sleep apnea and heart failure. It causes a problem in the stomach which are like hernia reflux disease, gallstones, hepatitis, obesity, pancreatitis, development of hernia because of obesity. Obesity is the cause of infertility. A lot of pain like osteoarthritis and high uric acid levels. So, all these things are because of diabetes. 40 different cancers are directly linked to obesity. So in men, there are high chances of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Much higher chances of uterine cancer and breast cancer. So the preventions are the best form of cure.

So, what happen when your BMI is more than 37.5 or it is above 32.5 and with uncontrolled diabetes, with the most conservative association across the world that such as American Diabetes Association, The International Diabetes, if your sugar is not under control with medications, at best you can go for metabolic surgery or bariatric surgery. You can't stick with good sugar control. A chronic diabetic would have the vessels of his heart, his eyes, his kidneys, kidney damage, heart failure because of diabetes, you can have blindness because of diabetes or loss of sensation in the foot in diabetic neuropathy. The best way to get treated with metabolic surgery. What happens with type 1 diabetes. In this bariatric surgery does not cure. But if you are obese, reduce your weight so that the insulin level comes down and other complications will also come down. For all those who want to get in touch with me, consult me, seek an appointment, please do consult me through lybrate.com.
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Homeopathy
Here are tips of Homeopathic treatments
Here are tips of Homeopathic treatments

Hello, friends, I am Dr. Meghna Gupta. I am a homeopath the sweet pill doctor. Today we will talk about homeopathy. Homeopathy is a medical science development of Dr. Samuel Hanhnemann, a German physician. The principle behind the science is similia similibus curantur that is like cures like. In simple whatever substance can cause disease in large quantities can also cure the disease in small quantities. This is the principle behind this science. You must have seen that homeopathy is getting popular day by day. What is the reason behind this? The reason is that you try to treat the patient as a whole not only disease part. Try to give as less medicine as possible in minute doses in the gentlest way with least suffering and we try to treat the person as a whole, he feels better as a whole.

Sometimes the person comes to me ma am this also, this problem which I didn t even tell has also been cured that is the beauty of homeopathy. What I have seen in my practice in nowadays that most of the problems are psychosomatic disorders that are the disease first comes in the mind and then travels to the body. Though this is not true for all the cases that come to us yes it is appropriate for most of the cases that come to us. Why? Because we have so much stress relationships in life nowadays, such busy life, such sedentary lifestyles but very busy lifestyles, high-pressure jobs, competitiveness.

So many people are having problems like gastrointestinal disorders, acidity, acid reflux, hypertension, Blood pressure, thyroid, PCOD s, diabetes, hair fall, sinusitis, headaches, migraines and so on and homeopathy has shown wonderful results in all these things. Apart from these, we have very good results in female disorders, in child disorders, allergies from pollens, cold, dust, obstinate children and so on the list is endless and we have actually treated very well the patients of Dengue, malaria, typhoid, and jaundice. What I try to do in my clinic that I try to take very detailed case history of the person like his likes and dislikes his past family history, his own family history, and his relationship with his spouse, the relationship between his own parents, his birth history, his reaction to temperatures, his work life, the kind of work he does.

Why do you take so many questions? Why? Because we want to individualize the patients to an extent as possible so that we are giving him only one medicine which can take care of all the problems like you must not have seen in every case every side has its own limitations so homeopathy has its limitations but still it has been a very wonderful science and we are blessed to have such a nice science in our own reach. It s a boon for us, the mankind. When I see the wonderful results of this science I fall in love with this science every day.

If you want to know more about homeopathy and wonderful results it has you are very free to come to my clinic at MediEval or you can connect with me on Lybrate for online consultation. Thank you. Stay healthy.
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