Acid Peptic Disease

Acid peptic disease is a term used to describe various conditions that result in excess acid production, such as gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger Ellison Syndrome. Most of these conditions are treated with proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics.

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I have high blood pressure with headaches. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old (female) and for two weeks, my systolic blood pressure has been over 135 and diastolic approximately 89 with 90 bpm at rest. My blood pressure is usually around 110/75 mmHg with 70-80 bpm at rest. I get sharp headaches that come and go, but some do not go for extended pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about your blood pressure and it can be reactionary increase due to all your other problems. You are having acid peptic disease and anemia. Iron supplements tend to increase acid peptic disease. So, be off Iron supplements for a few days and begin it slowl...  Read Full »

How to treat loss of appetite with stomach pain, vomiting, and black stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a loss of appetite, and I did not eat properly. I took only bananas for three days. Then, I had vomiting and stomach pains. I started eating, but my stomach has been continuously growling, and still in a lot of pain. I passed stools the other day, and it was black. It was a kin...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and understand your concern. It seems you are suffering from acid peptic disease/ acid reflux disease. If you have any hunger pains and fullness of the stomach or gaseous distension of the abdomen after taking meals, you should go...  Read Full »

My abdominal pain got worse after taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past ten days, I have a problem of sudden lower abdominal pain after eating and urgency to go to the bathroom. The stools are semi-solid and not loose motions. The abdominal pain gets resolved once I had a bowel movement. During these periods, I go to the bathroom five to six time...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acid peptic disease along with lower gastrointestinal tract infection. You have taken the right treatment. In such case, I prefer to give my patients a good combination like Normaxin RT (combination of Ranitidine, Di...  Read Full »

Can you stop taking Raciper Plus suddenly?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Raciper plus for a year now. How can I stop?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Raciper Plus is a proton pump inhibitor (Esomeprazole) and sustained release Domperidone combination. It is usually prescribed for acid peptic disease or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). First of all, you can stop if your symptoms are under control. Since you h...  Read Full »

Why causes discomfort after having pulses and spicy foods?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband cannot eat spicy vegetables or pulses, and he feels very uncomfortable after eating.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history provided looks like you have an acid peptic disease, which is nothing but a sore in the stomach. However, I need more information and clarity on the below questions related to the symptoms. Since when are you experiencing this? Is it only with food, or do...  Read Full »

How to treat digestion problem and stomach fullness?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 53-year-old female. She is finding difficulty in digesting foods. After taking a little food, she feels completely full. Her stomach is tightened after taking the food, and it becomes normal only after some rest. She is currently on Rabeprazole 20 mg two times a day. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to acid peptic disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver disease, or infections. Until examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done ultrasound abdomen and upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. Avoid spicy food an...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent stomach pain in older patients?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 60 years old. She is having regular stomach pain. We did an ultrasound and colonoscopy, but nothing found. The stomach pain regularly occurs in every other day. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your mother is suffering from an acid peptic disease. I need to know about the pain in more detail. When does it occur, location, any relationship with food, etc.? How is her sleep? Please give me details.  Read Full »

Which is the best probiotic for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for problems related to GERD and gastritis with sleep disturbances.

Query: Symptoms: THE FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVED SINCE LAST 4-5 months Age:54 years,Weight:62.3 Kg,Height:158 CM 1. Anorexia- loss of appetite 2. Dyspepsia-difficulty in swelling during taking food/water 3. Eruptation at any time mainly after taking food. 4. Acid Burn-Presence of Mucin outcome 5. Presen...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: I have studied all the reports you have sent to me. Important things are : 1. Pangastritis 2. Solitary Rectal Ulcer. 3. Anemia. Since she has persistent problems related to the GERD and Gastritis , this can aonly be resolved with drugs she is taking like pantoprazole. I recommend a combinatipn of Pa...  Read Full »

Do fruits cause acidity?

Query: Hi doctor, After consultation and analyzing Lactulose and MiraLax, I came to the conclusion that fruits are a very good natural regulator of digestion. It turned out that fruits were really the solution to my problem. I have now almost 100% perfect control over digestion and live very happily. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fruits are not going to harm you. Definitely, excess of everything is bad, but we have to compare harmful effects of fruits and laxatives that you were taking previously. If we compare, then definitely fruits are much safer for your problem. The only thing that I would l...  Read Full »

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