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Acidity - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is acidity?

Acidity is a medical condition which is caused due excess production of acid. This acid is produced by the glands of the stomach. Acidity causes signs such as ulcers in the stomach, gastric inflammation, heartburn and dyspepsia. It is usually caused due to several factors such as irregular eating pattern, lack of physical sports or activities, alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, fad diets and poor eating habits. People are more prone in developing acidity in places where people consume more non vegetarian, spicy and oily food. A lot of medications such as NSAID (Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can also make an individual more susceptible in developing gastric acidity. Acidity is characterized by a deep burning sensation after consuming a heavy meal. Indigestion and constipation is also common in people who have acidity. It can be cured by Home Remedies or by consuming antacids and implementing healthy. A technique known as endostism also provides immense relief from acid reflux. Common signs of acidity include indigestion, nausea, sour taste in the mouth, constipation, restlessness and burning sensation in the stomach & throat.

What causes acidity?

Our stomach usually produces gastric acids which help in digestion. The corrosive effects of these acids are balanced by the production of prostaglandins and natural bicarbonate which are secreted in the mucous lining. This damages the stomach lining and causes acidity. Other factors which cause acidity include:

  • Consuming non-vegetarians and spicy foods.
  • Excessive stress.
  • Consuming too much alcohol.
  • Smoking frequently
  • Stomach disorders such as stomach tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcers.
  • Medications such as NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Treatment for acidity:

Acidity can be cured by consuming antacids that contain aluminium, calcium or magnesium. Many times, H2 receptor blockers (histamine blocking agents) like nizatidine, famotidine, ranitidine and cimetidine are used. Proton pump inhibitors is also prescribed by the doctor if you have severe acidity. Acidity can also be treated by Home Remedies such as consuming bananas, cold milk, aniseeds, cumin, cardommon, cloves, mint leaves and ginger. You can also prevent acidity by avoiding spicy foods or pickles during meals, eating more vegetables and fruits, not consuming non vegetarian food, avoiding medications such as NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) & steroids and reducing stress.

Sometimes acidity can also be caused by consuming food just before sleeping. This provokes the stomach enzymes to flow back to your esophagus and cause acid reflux. This can be extremely detrimental for health.

Treatable by medical professional Usually self diagnosable Lab test not required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks Non communicable
Symptoms
Burning sensation in the stomach Burning sensation in the throat. Belching.

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Difficulty In Swallowing - Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Jaipur
Difficulty In Swallowing - Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

Dysphagia is the medical term associated with difficulty in swallowing. This condition results from an impeded transport of liquids and solids from the pharyngeal opening to the stomach. Some people with dysphagia have difficulty in swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others are unable to swallow at all. Painful swallowing is termed as Odynophagia. It is usually caused by nerve or muscle problems and it can be painful. It is more common in older people and infants.

The different types of dysphagia are as follows:

  • Oral dysphagia (high dysphagia): Caused by tongue weakness after a stroke, difficulty in chewing food, or problems transporting food from the mouth. The causative factor is present in the oral cavity itself.
  • Pharyngeal dysphagia: Throat is the area of causation. Problems in the throat are often caused by a neurological problem that affects the nervous system (e.g. Parkinson's disease, stroke, or sclerosis).
  • Esophageal dysphagia (low dysphagia): Esophagus is affected primarily, usually due to a blockage or irritation. A surgical procedure is often required.

Causes of esophageal dysplasia include

Odynophagia is different condition.  It is possible to be suffering from both conditions at the same time. Globus is the sensation of something being stuck in the throat. Differential diagnosis should be made prior to treatment.

Signs and symptoms of dysphagia include:

  • Inability to swallow
  • Experiencing sensation of food getting stuck in throat or chest
  • Drooling
  • Hoarseness
  • Regurgitation
  • Frequent heartburn
  • Feeling of food or stomach acid back up into the throat
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Coughing or gagging during swallowing
  • Swallowing disorders needs proper diagnosis before treatment 

Risk factors: 

  • Aging affects the normal wear and tear of the esophagus and increases the risk of swallowing difficulties.  
  • Certain neurological or nervous system disorders are more likely to act as risk factors of dysphagia.
  • Upper GI tract endoscopy is done to provide a confirmatory diagnosis of dysphagia.
  • When the upper GI endoscopy is normal, biopsies are advised to rule out eosinophilic esophagitis.

Diagnosis

Investigations needed Endoscopy Biopsy Barium swallow Manometery(HRM)

Treatment:

Treatment of dysphagia is aimed at an elimination of the cause.

Oropharyngeal or high dysplasia: Since oropharyngeal dysphagia is commonly a neurological problem, provision of an effective treatment is challenging.

  • Targeted treatment is useful, e.g Patients with Parkinson's disease respond well to Parkinson's disease medication.
  • Swallowing therapy is done with a speech and language therapist.
  • The individual will learns different ways of swallowing properly and conveniently.
  • Exercises can help to improve the muscles and their response.
  • Dietary changes are advised.
  • Certain foods and liquids are easier to swallow.
  • A well-balanced diet easy to swallow diet is prescribed.
  • If the patient is at risk of pneumonia, a nasal feeding tube (nasogastric tube) or PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) is used to provide nutrition.
  • The PEG tubes are surgically implanted directly into the stomach. They are passed through a small incision in the abdomen.

Esophageal or low dysplasia: Surgical intervention is usually necessary. A dilatation procedure is undertaken to widen the esophagus. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Different Gastrointestinal Problems In Women

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Noida
Different Gastrointestinal Problems In Women

The gastrointestinal system starts from the oral cavity and ends at the anus where undigested food is eliminated from the body. The esophagus, small intestine, large intestine and rectum along with organs like salivary glands, pancreas, liver and the gall bladder are all part of the gastrointestinal system. The gastrointestinal problems affect women differently than men. The symptoms which are observed in women are different than the symptoms observed in men. Some of the major areas where the women’s gastrointestinal system works differently than men’s are in the stomach, esophagus, colon and other areas.

Stomach
The process of emptying food from the stomach seems to be slower in women than in men which can be the reason why women experience nausea and bloating more than men. Another problem which affects women more than men is gastritis which causes inflammation of the stomach. Patients often take aspirin-like compounds as a quick solution for reducing the inflammation; however, this may lead to irritation in the stomach lining which can eventually lead to ulcers. Consulting a doctor is therefore advised before taking any step.

Esophagus
Esophagus is another organ which works differently for men and women. For women, especially premenopausal women, the muscle squeezes shut strenuously to make sure that the stomach juices and food stay in the stomach. Women tend to have heartburn more often than men; however, women are less likely to damage their esophagus in comparison to men.

Gallbladder Issues in Women
The process of emptying from the gallbladder is also slower in women than in men. Men are less likely to develop gallstones than women. The problem of developing gallstones is often heightened for women who are pregnant. This is usually the reason why more women develop gallstones after pregnancy. There are a number of symptoms which indicate a gallbladder disease. Any pain in the upper abdominal after eating or nausea and vomiting can indicate the risk of gallbladder diseases.

Liver and Small Intestine Issues
For the liver and small intestine, women secrete different enzymes than men. Enzymes from the liver and small intestines help in breaking down any medications they take, in the body. Since the enzymes work differently for both men and women, women handle the medications differently which either has little or too much effect on them. So patients must consult their doctors before starting any medication. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Common Stomach Disorders!

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, DNB (Medical), MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
5 Common Stomach Disorders!

A healthy digestive system is a boon for any person, but very few people in the world have immaculate digestion. Disorders related to digestion can create serious issues, which may, in the future, lead to severe and chronic diseases. Here is a look at some of the most common stomach disorders that may plague you or someone you know.

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Many a time you may have heard people complaining about acidity. This acidity is the primary symptom of GERD. People suffering from the same can experience pain and a burning sensation in the center of their chests. This usually occurs after you have just finished off a meal. Ingesting spicy food may also lead to the condition. However, it is important to remember that not all acid reflux cases are indicative of GERD. If the frequency of such acid reflux increases, it could be a pointer for GERD.
  2. GallstonesGallstones are small and hard crystalline deposits that are formed in the gallbladder. The main cause of gallstone is excess cholesterol and deposition of bile in the bladder, in case the gallbladder does not empty completely. Gallstones can cause sharp pain and need to be removed using laser surgery. Smaller stones may be passed out naturally with feces, by the help of medication, without the need for surgeries.
  3. Celiac diseaseCeliac disease is a disorder where the body’s immune system reacts violently towards gluten. Gluten is a form of protein, which is often found in bread and any product containing refined flour. People suffering from celiac disease may need to be admitted to the hospital due to an allergic reaction to gluten. There is no permanent treatment for this disorder and people, who suffer from this disease, need to stay away from gluten forever.
  4. Irritable bowel syndromeAs the name suggests, irritation in the digestive tract may be a sign of IBS. In such a case, you will feel terrible pain and discomfort. Other symptoms include constipation in some cases, while diarrhea may also be caused as a result of the disorder. If you are suffering from the disease, ensure that you stay away from dairy products, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and caffeine.
  5. Ulcerative ColitisThe large intestine is affected in this condition It is caused when your immune system mistakes food for foreign particles and rejects it. If you experience pain and diarrhea or notice blood in your stool, it could be indicative of ulcerative colitis.

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

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Acidity - 7 Tips To Help You Control It!

MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Jaipur
Acidity - 7 Tips To Help You Control It!

The problem of acidity occurs when the gastric glands of the stomach release extra acid, i.e. hydrochloric acid. This acid helps in the breakdown and digestion of eating food and when the extra hydrochloric acid is produced, that is when the problem of acidity arises. 

Types of acidity

Two types of acid reflux are

  1. Upright acid reflux: Every hour when you are sitting throughout the day, upright acid reflux occurs.
  2. Supine acid reflux: This form of acid reflux generally happens at night when the acid flows twice in the esophagus. Throughout the night time, we usually relax ourselves, so the acids are likely to go upside down. Visit a doctor before your supine acid reflux gets worse.

Symptoms of acidity:
Dyspepsia and heartbeat are the major symptoms of acidity. Heartburn usually occurs when you have your meal and is more irritated if you are involved in heavy weight lifts which result in stomach pressure.
Although you can experience different forms of acidity, symptoms of both types can be common. General symptoms of both the upright and supine Acid Reflux include ulcers, sinusitis, dysfunction, tooth decay. Chronic Supreme Reflux can cause chronic pain in the chest, long-term damage to the arms and jaws, stomach and respiratory tract.

Treatment for Acidity
There are seven ways to help treat your acidity:

  1. Maintain a healthy die as maintaining proper habit is important. The consumption of spicy, processed food, pebbles, and high-fat food is not recommended. Eat slowly and chew your food properly.
  2. Quit smoking and avoid alcohol consumption, as it increases heartbeat problems.
  3. Diagnose yourself and meet a doctor. Some clinical trials to be conducted include X-rays, blood tests and endoscopy.
  4. Some tips that you can follow to prevent insult include: (A) Avoid exercising with the entire stomach (B) Do not wear tight fitting clothes while sleeping (C) If you go to bed at least three Wait hours ago.
  5. Your body weight also plays a crucial role. The weight of the extra body is pressured on the lower esophagus (LES) sphincter, which can weaken it over time. If LES fails to shut down correctly, then you are likely to experience from acid reflux.
  6. Long-time acute stress and anxiety can cause acidity. You can follow some relaxation techniques to deal with stress and anxiety.
  7. Dietary supplements available in health food stores and drug stores such as calcium and digestive enzymes can reduce the acidity.

Most of us can understand that acidity is a superficial issue, but when it gets spoiled it causes serious health issues such as an ulcer. Therefore, it is suggested to be attentive to the symptoms and moves forward a suitable remedy for acidity, positively.

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

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Acidity During Pregnancy - How It Can Be Dealt With?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Acidity During Pregnancy - How It Can Be Dealt With?

If you are experiencing heartburn during pregnancy, it is important for you to know about the ways of dealing with it. Heartburn, which is a fiery, painful sensation, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) starts leaking or relaxing. This makes your stomach acids to flow up into the esophagus, resulting in acidity or heartburn. Pregnant women are more susceptible to heartburns because the relaxing hormone slows down the rate of digestion, thereby keeping food in the stomach for longer duration and triggering acidity.

Here are the various measures you should take for dealing with acidity during pregnancy:

  1. Follow regular eating patterns: Overeating triggers heart burns, and hence, you should eat less. During pregnancy, there is much less space in the stomach for it to expand. Maintaining a healthy diet in lesser quantities will help you in eliminating the heartburn throughout your pregnancy. You should eat several small meals a day instead of having two or three large meals. It is easier for your body to digest smaller meals.
  2. Avoid trigger foods: You need to identify the common foods, which trigger your heartburn, and eliminate them from your diet. You should abstain from consuming acidic food items like tomatoes, citrus fruits, fried and spicy food, coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.
  3. Focus on fluids: A liquid diet causes much lesser problems compared to solid food products as they can move through your stomach quickly. You should consume milkshakes, soups, yoghurt, smoothies, puddings, and protein shakes. Try to take liquids, which are rich in protein like dairy products. While having solid foods, ensure that you chew them very well.
  4. Sleep properly: In order to avoid heartburn during the night, you must not eat anything three hours before going to sleep. You should make the head of your bed elevated by placing books or any solid object under the bed’s legs. You should sleep on your left side, which will make it difficult for stomach acids to travel up to your esophagus.
  5. Sit or stand up right after a meal: After taking any meal, you should take a short walk, undertake some housework, or sit down for a while. Avoid lying down, and abstain from doing anything for which you have to bend over.
  6. Wear comfortable clothes: You should wear loose-fitting clothes for dealing with acidity or heartburn during pregnancy. Tight clothing puts extra pressure on your abdomen, which is already crammed. This is capable of worsening acid reflux. Therefore, you should choose loose fitting maternity wear for eliminating acidity and heartburn.

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

Actually 3 years ago I took 2 ibuprofen pills 400 mg and suffered severe stomach pain next day. I looked up online and misdiagnosed this as gerd as painkillers is the cause of gerd. But actually it was possible gastritis or ulcer. I immediately stopped ibuprofen and took rabeprazole as an antacid. Now the thing is that for gastritis/ulcer, it is important to have a continuous therapy of ppi for 2-3 weeks. But I thought that 2 pills can not damage stomach that much. I used to take rabeprazole but with a gap of 1-2 days only when I felt pain in stomach. So basically used as" as needed" basis for symptomatic relief. This was my first mistake. But the bigger picture to my surprise was that my acidity and stomach pain issues lasted for about 6 to 8 months. And I used ppi as needed as I knew its a safe medication. But never did a course for 1-2 months with the medicine. I am having anxiety about 2 things. Question 1- did this happen because stomach lining could not repair due to inadequate acid suppression? Is stopping nsaid altogether not effective enough for stomach lining to repair itself without the introduction of ppi or h2 blocker in the body? Question 2- I regret that I did not see a doctor for this problem, later came to know that h pylori could also be responsible. Final question- if h pylori bacteria is not eradicated and leads to ulceration and person just takes occasional antacids for relief, and I assume the case becomes worst --progresses to gi bleeding or perforation. What is the ultimate prognosis. Is there any lifetime compromise with the digestion process. Are there patients eventually saved with endoscopic stoppage of blood followed by antibiotics and ppi suppression to kill the bacteria. Or vagotomy (removal of stomach) is also required in extreme cases. And also if any mortality/ death due to this event? Kindly enlighten me. I have faith in you. And also please comment on stomach lining ability to repair itself after stopping nsaids, but not providing enough acid suppression (assuming there is continuous irritation of hydrochloric acid on the affected inflamed/ulcerated area from time to time). Additional information - I never smoked or drank alcohol in my life.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)
Gynaecologist, Meerut
lybrate-user, you are thinking too much, gastritis after nsaid is very common esp in chronic use that's is the reason they are combined with ppi, gastric ulcer leading to bleeding and perforation are not very common it is usually seen with chronic smoking habit. You should not worry much just relax and in case your mind is not getting settled go and get an endoscopy done for your satisfaction.

I'm a 27 years old and having problem of bloating and gas when consulted with Dr. he told it's because of stress but I don't think so i'm stressed out.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello and welcome to Lybrate. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Stress and anxiety can cause bloating and acidity problems. Stress may not be identifiable for a normal person. But professionals can help you. Hope I have answered your query. You can contact me for further advice and treatment options. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.

I am q32 year old male I have acidity & gas problem. I take pantocid dsr & rantac 300 medicine. From last 2 year. What should I do for cured.

Diabetologist, Anantapur
Dear lybrate-user acidity cud be due to your lifestyle also. Do the following Please eat food at proper timings do not lie-down at least 1 1/2 hrs after a meal, if needed you may take rest in an easy chair avoid smoking or alcohol use (if you are taking) you may continue to take pantocid dar in empty stomach stop rantac and take sucrafil -o syrup 10 ml 1/2 he before food 3 times a day for 5 days please check with your local Dr. if you are smoking check your bp once.

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What is acidity?

What causes acidity?

Treatment for acidity:

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Acidity And Gastric Problem
Hi!

I am Dr. Nitin Jha, Fortis Hospital, Noida me a senior consultant, laparoscopic surgeon hun. Stomach ke major problems ko hum laparoscopic surgery se treatment krte hain. Aaj me sabse common symptoms acidity and gas ke bare me discuss krenge. Kuch logon ko khana khane ke baad peat fulna or gas formation, khatte dakar aana or kbhi kbhi adha pacha hua khana vapsa muh me aana. Ye sab upper GI ke symptoms hote hain. Iska sabse common cause hai gallbladder stones. Iske or bhi symptoms hai jaise muh me kadva pani aana, khatte dakkar aana, indigestion hona. Isko noral condition maanke hum normal tablets lete rehte hain.

Or fir kuch time baad jab pain jhela nhi jata to hum hospital jate hain. Uske baad diagnosis hota hai jisme kbhi gallbladder stone paya jata hai or hiatal hernia milta hai. GERD me khana upar se niche jane ke baad niche se upar bhi aa skta hai. Is bimari me itna major ho jata hai ki stomach bhi chest tak aane lgta hai. Hiatal hernia ko medicines se control krne ki koshish krte hain. Ise prevent krne ke ek baar me heavy khana nhi khana, thoda khana khana or bar bar khana, khana khane ke baad turant nhi letna and thoda walk krna, in sabse isko control kia ja skta hai. Bina surgery ke hi ise thik kia ja skta hai. Lekin in sab ke bad bhi agar ye overcome na ho to surgery di jati hai.

Iska operation laparoscopy se kia jata hai. Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication surgery ka name hai. Isme hum stomach ko niche late hain. Chest and stomach k bich ke gap ko thik kia jata hai. Is se stomach abdominal cavity me rhega and chest me nhi jayega. Isme khana niche ko hi puch krega. Islia simple advice hai ki acidity and gastric problem ko avoid na kren. Iska proper diagnosis bhut important hai taki surgery tak jane ki requirement na pade. Medicines lene se bhi apko problem ho skta hai. Islia kbhi bhi aisa problem ho to consult your surgeon. Agar aap mujhse koi information lena chahen to Lybrate ke through contact kar skate hain.

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Endoscopy
Hello everybody,

I am Doctor Dr. Gurwant Singh Lamba, Gastroenterologist. I look after diseases of the liver and the digestive system. So today we are going to talk about investigation which is very commonly used investigation these days but about which lot of patients have got lot of queries and questions and they appear in their minds and they are generally apprehensive of getting that investigation done and investigation I am talking about is Endoscopy.

You all must have heard of this term Endoscopy which is generally done to diagnose many of the digestive disease problems and it is often prescribed by doctors. So what I have seen is that there are lot of myth and misunderstandings about this procedure in the patient s mind and they are reluctant to get this, they have heard things from people around without any substantive evidence or anything and they are generally not very willing to get this investigation done. So what I am going to enlighten you today is about Endoscopy.

Now, believe me, it s a very very simple investigation, the upper GI endoscopy as we call, is to see the about the problems which may be there in the upper digestive track. With Endoscopy we can see the food pipe, we can see the stomach and we can see the upper part of the intestine. So any disease in this area which can be seen directly, we can put endoscope and we can see these regions directly and then accordingly we can do the treatment. So it s a very very useful tool, it s a very simple investigation. It doesn t require any admission. It can be done on openly basis. It can be done without any anesthesia or without any sedation but suppose somebody is very apprehensive, so in those patients we can always give a short sedation for few minutes and do the Endoscopy procedure. In every Endoscopy procedure, diagnostic don t take more than 2 minutes to finish. So it s a very brief simple procedure and one can go to one s work or one can go to whatever he has to do after the Endoscopy.

You don t have to take any leave, you don t have to miss any appointments because of it. So it is a very simple thing and it is done with the help of a flexible you can say flexible long camera. It s a very sophisticated instrument made from very sophisticated rubber material with some light fibers. It s a very smooth flexible instrument which causes no trauma to the body, which causes no injury to the body in any way and it s a costly instrument and the Endoscopy is done through that and the patient is generally in lying done position, we put him the endoscope in his mouth and then within 2 minutes we examine his whole upper digestive track through it and lot of things and lot of diseases which can be diagnosed through it specially ulcers in the stomach, ulcers in the food pipe, severe acidity, tumors of the food pipe, tumors of the stomach, diurnal ulcers.

There are so many different diseases. It s very useful tool in liver disease patients where we can pick up some veins which get dilated and their food pipe and the stomach. So all these disease can be seen with the help of this endoscope. Endoscopy is not only a diagnostic tool, it s a very important therapeutic tool also. There are lots of diseases which we can treat with Endoscopy also. For example a patient comes with the bit blood in vomiting. It s a very common situation we get such patients every day. They vomited and there was blood in it. So our aim is to do the Endoscopy quickly in that patiently, see from where the bleeding is occurring and suppose there is a tear in his mucosa, suppose there is a ulcer there which is bleeding, we can inject medicines there, we can spray medicines over there, we can do laser therapy over it, we can put some clips over it to stop the bleeding if there is a vessel which has punctured and bleeding.

So there are lots of therapeutic applications also where a treatment can be done through Endoscopy and many of these treatments may be for example in case of bleeding, may be life-saving treatments and instead of the patient going in for an extensive long surgery which will which will require time, lot of rehabilitation time after the surgery, simple endoscopic procedure which can be finished in few minutes can take care of the problem. There are patients who have tumors which are bleeding, we have modalities which can control tumor bleed also. Then for diagnostic purposes we can also take samples from inside and get them tested. So all these things can be done with the help of Endoscope.

Another very interesting thing which we do with Endoscope is removal of foreign bodies. You may have seen there are many small children who swallow coins or pens or even some older patients also accidentally swallow something and it goes inside the stomach and obviously it may a needle, it may be a pen, it may be a clip anything. So all these things now don t require any surgery. We can with the help of endoscope in a few minutes almost every kind of foreign body which has gone inside and which is still there in the upper GI can be removed with the help of Endoscope.

Then we can do many pediatric procedure through Endoscope for example somebody who would have tumor of the food pipe, he cannot eat. So we can insert a stent or an artificial food pipe and make him eat. If there is a blockage in the stomach and the food is not going ahead, we can again we can put in a pipe to open that blockage where the patient can then start eating. So these are the various things which can be done by Endoscope. It s a very useful and simple tool and I think it has helped us in saving many lives. It has helped us in reducing morbidity in many patients. It has helped us in diagnosing so many diseases.

So I think there should be no fear in getting endoscopy. It s a very simple harmless procedure. There are hardly any side effects of the procedure that matters in complication of the Endoscopy. So if an Endoscopy is prescribed by the specialist, don t hesitate to get it done and because it is very good tool to diagnose so many diseases and timely diagnosis will help us in treating the disease faster and in a much better way.

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Acidity: How To Get Rid Of It?
I am Lokendra Tomar, weight loss and wellness coach. I believe in sharing true knowledge so that you can live a disease free life. Acidity ek bhut hi common problem hai jo ghar me kbhi na kbhi kisi na kisi ko ho hi jati hai. To agar ghar me acidity ho jaye to kya kren. Ek bhut hi simple nuskha me apko btata hun ki ghar me acidity ka ilaj kiase kia ja skta hai. 1 glass pani len. Usme thoda sa namak milayein or thoda sa baking soda. Baking soda alkaline hota hai, sodium bicarbonate. So, ye jo peat me acid hota hai, usko turant neutralize kar deta hai. Or acidity se turant rahat phuchata hai. Baking soda ko aap nimbu pani bnane me bhi use kar skte hain. Or vo bhi bhut tasty lgta hai. Baking soda aap apne ghar me jrur rkhen quki iske or bhi bhut sare fayde hain. Jaise ki kbhi apne salad me payaz khaya or uski smell hoti hai. To aap baking soda se gargle kr len, to smell chali jayegi.

Agar kapde saaf nhi ho rhen hain to detergent ke sath me baking soda mila den, kapde saaf ho jate hain. Ghar me bathroom me nal saaf nhi ho rha hai, to baking soda surf me milake, usko ragad den to vo bhi saaf ho jayega. Agar fridge me badbu aa rhi hai to baking soda ek katori me bhar ke rkh den, or subha se sham tak jab vo fridge me rkha rhega, to vo deodorize ho jata hai. To baking soda ke bhut sare multiple use hain. Aap ghar me baking soda jrur rkhen quki apke lia ye bhut beneficial hai or bhut jyada kam aat hai. Kayi bar jab hum dukan me baking soda khridne k lia jate hain to dukan vala baking powder deta hai. Or kehta hai kid ono chizen ek hi bat hai. Inme koi difference nhi hai. Lekin difference hota hai. Hume baking soda chaiye, baking powder nhi. To inka pehle difference smjh len taki hume khridne me easy ho jaye. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate.

Lekin baking powder sodium bicarbonate k sath kisi ek acid ka combination hota hai. Or baking powder mainly baking me use hota hai. Jab hume bread ya biscuit bnane hote hain taki us se jo carbondioxide release hoti hai, acid or alkaline ke reaction se, vo bread ko uthane me help krta hai. Jiske karan bread spongy ho jata hai. To hume baking powder nhi khridna hai, baking soda khridna hai. Agar ye apko aas pas ki dukanon me nhi mile to aap isko online khrid skte hain. Aaj kal bhut sari websites hain amazon hai, flipkart hai. In sab websites p easily available ho jata hai. Agar mujhse personal consultation krna chahte hain to aap mere clinic p Gurgaon aa skte hain otherwise aap mujhse online bhi consultation le skte hain Lybarte k through. Lybarte app download kijiye or mujhse direct bat kijiye.

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How To Deal With Headache?
Hello!

Myself is Dr. Harshita Sethi. I am ayurvedic physician, diet and lifestyle consultants.

Today I m going to talk about common problem which is headache. We all experienced headache in our lifetime. It is very prevalent in all over the world. I have practiced in UK for 8 years and their I have also seen so many patients complaining about a headache we can classify headache in two different categories one when it comes in a full fledge form like migraines headache, sinus headache, cluster headache or tension headache and second when it is associate with some other underline cause like fever hypertension other eye refracted problems sinusitis, high intake alcohol and really intracranial tumors so i have seen headache running in the families the people who have got more wata in there body who have got more water pre dominant body constitution they have tend to get less threshold so there nerves are little bit weaker so as soon as the get the trigger then there nerves start reacting or stimulating an this start getting headache this trigger can be change in routine, loud noise, change in temperature, change in heat or acidity, constipation etc. an there can be different kind of pain which they can experience burning, throbbing, pulsating and it could be pursing pain in Ayurveda also achariya s have mentioned different kind of headache and very beautiful they have describe this pain like a bhedak, sarak and lemon types of headaches are mention under shirorig by achariya-Shao sharod so one variety is Wataj which is more related to gastric upset when we have constipation we traied to make kore gas in our tummies then we tend have this wajach kind of shrerook secound is fitaaj when we have acidity then we have burning kind of headache then kafaaj shiroroo which is related To sinuses congestion or heaviness in head which happen to more accumulation of mucus then sunny pataj which is the mixture of All of them then there is raktaj variety, krimaj variety, shaiaj variety and ananat wata, arda bhedak, suriya wadh and shankath all these varieties Are beautifully described in ayourwedic tect like anantwarta could be a correlated with, or dhao bedahak could be correlated with migraines carity where we feel the headache pain in half side of our head either right or left. it is written that i comes in 10 days or 15 days an there is another one suriyawrata which could be co related to sinusitis as The sun goes up then the pain goes high as the sun comes down then pain start subsequently down so these are beautifully mentioned in ayurvedik text then there is another variety called shankhakh which happen in the terminal stages of cancer its usually difficult to treat but very beautifully mentioned in Ayurveda and different causes are mentioned in Ayurveda because once we know the cause then we can treat according to cause and we can cure the disease the causes could be long holding of natural urges then people are setting in the offices not going to the toilet at the rite time then they tend to develop to symptom when the people sleeping wrong posture when people take more cold drinks and food especially in night time then it could be one of cause we can say life style is not regulated there is no time to wake and sleep then we tend to get shiro roga headached now we comes to the chikitsa so we have to treat the cause once we know the cause weather its due to acidity constipation or stree full life then we treat according too cause we do various therapies we do various ayurvedik formulation in the form of Decoption, tablets or liquids or powders and i tell my patients to do a very simple thing on daily basis which they can do at home or here we can do it center in a form of nasiyum therapy we put two drops of antails badataila shunbindtaula in the Noses tail which can nourish the nerves which can strength the nerves an i tell people you take almond oil when u know the headache is going to happen u can put pressure on these marna points which can calm down your nerves and then nasiyum tharapy can be done 7, 8 times over here in any panchkana center an then this practice of anu taila intilation nostrils can be practice a daily bases at home so there various herbs which we use like jhata mansi, molethi, wacha, jotish mati various kinds of oils we use in our chikitsa.

So, it is beautifully mentioned in ayurveda text so we can cure this problem and we can avoid this problem so you contact me through Lybrate or I practice ayurveda at two of my centers one is in noida another one is in gurgaon. So I run my practice with the awaidna ayurveda.

Thank you very much.
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Acidity - Causes & Remedies
Hello!

I am Dr. Malvika Pandey. Ayurveda doctor. Working in Bnchy Wellness Medispa.

Here I am to discuss something about a very common health problem that is acidity. In Ayurveda, this is understood as Amlipitam. This diseases is very common in today s generation because of the common issues which are propounding it lari vari shari kari. Acidity is due to more excess, excess of acid production in gastrointestinal tract overs. Normally the pH of stomach remains acidic. But in hyper acidic condition it gets escalated. For this it results in the conditions like heartburns, dyspepsia, belching and sometime bloating of stomach. Which can be easily seen and felt by the patient as symptoms and doctor can examine in the form of science.

The basic reasons for acidity is stressful conditions, we are living in, and insufficient sleeps, irregular way of taking meals. And also the suppression of our urges. These all conditions lead to aggravation of dosha, basically the pita dosha. And the stomach which is basically concern with the pita dosha is affected the most. And also the first part of intestine that is the duodenum which is very much involved in this. And the basic symptoms which occur in this diseases are belching. Heart burn, bloating heaviness of the stomach itching. Headache and even in the later stages it can seen as ulceration.

So how can we cure this disease? The thing which is very important in Ayurveda is prevention is better than cure. So better to prevent it. Better to get into the things which can check the excess of pita dosha which is known as the pit prokap ahar vehar. We should check it on. For this in Ayurveda we are getting two ways. It can be saan shodhan chikatsha, it can be sanshaman chikatsha. In sanshaman chikatsha which is basically concerned with suppression of the aggravated doshas. In this the pit shamak oshadi like, the yashti madhu, the shadang pani of course they are included in the diet of the patient. And vehara the things which areegated pita like kordha, kama. All the thing which increases the pita should be contained. And in the saan shodhan chikatsha, we do the eradication of dosha. In sanshaman, we suppress the dosha. In saan shodhan we eradicate the dosha out from the body by the usage of panchakarma chikatsha. Which is compressing of sneehan sheden waman geychannan basti.

For this pit dosha. It is basically concerned with the verachan chikatsha. In this the proper procedure of sneehan sheden. Then vaman is given to the patient. Vaman is, means incorporated. And later on lastly the verachan chikatsha is done. It is best for the pita shaman.

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