Acidity or heartburn is the burning sensation that results from excessive acid secretion in the stomach. To prevent acidity, avoid aerated drinks, do not eat a fatty meal for dinner, sleep with your head elevated at 30 degrees, avoid drinking coffee, and quit smoking.

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Does a burning sensation in the epigastric region suggest Zollinger disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a burning sensation in the epigastric region since two months. It is gradually increasing. I took a PPI for 10 days. Then four days after stopping PPI, I tested for serum gastrin level and it was 110. Do I have Zollinger disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Serum gastrin level should be checked and interpreted with caution as it needs overnight fasting, early morning testing and abstinence from acid-suppression medications, etc. It can go as high as up to 300 or 400 pg/mL with normal being up to 100 pg/mL in people wh...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach, just under my left breast. When I eat food, it starts to bloat up and is painful, like my ribs are having pressure pushed on them. I do not feel unwell with this symptom, but I have been constipated, and my poo is light brown. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, the pain and bloating are due to acidity and constipation, so if we treat the underlying causes, you will be fine. Constipation is usually due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such a...  Read Full »

What effect will Escitalopram, Pregabalin sustained-release, Methylcobalamin, and Olanzapine tablets have on my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor,My gastroenterologist prescribed tablet Escitalopram, Pregabalin sustained-release Methylcobalamin tablets, and the tablet Olanzapine for acidity, but all these medicines have affected my nervous system. I experience dizziness and do not take an interest in whatever happens in my surrou...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These medicines control anxiety, depression, and neuropathic pain, while Methylcobalamin is a vitamin used for nerve-related illnesses. Did your physician do gastroduodenoscopy or any other diagnostic procedure to detect gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic u...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of stomach pain, anxiety, red face, pressure in the chest, and zoning out most of the time. Can these symptoms be of a severe condition?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is always turning red and getting hot. It starts gradually, but then it feels like a burst, and my face turns into a deep red color. I then get very hot and start to sweat. Also, why am I always tired? I fall asleep at around 7.30 PM every night, and I do not have the capacity t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You appear to have multiple issues, but none of them are serious. Regarding your face, tiredness, etc., does this redness increase on exposure to some dust or other exposures? Are there any associated allergic symptoms ...  Read Full »

Why do I have vomiting followed by acidity despite making lifestyle changes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having vomiting followed by acidity. Recently, I also had high fasting blood glucose levels. My doctor has suggested me to make lifestyle changes. Kindly suggest medicines to help with my vomiting and acidity problems. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are specific issues in your blood test reports and your weight. You have high blood sugar, deranged lipid profile, high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hor...  Read Full »

My 1-month-old baby is suffering from acidity and gas. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-month-old baby is suffering from acidity, even after drinking milk. There is some relief from taking carom seeds juice. He is currently on cholecalciferol medications. Is so much gas normal for an infant?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please stop carom seeds juice completely. It is normal for an infant to get gas, and no medication is needed. I would suggest the following measures in case of excess gas. Keep the child at the inclined position of 20 degrees to the ground at all times under supervision...  Read Full »

I am taking Relcer to relieve bloating, but it is not helpful. Please suggest some drugs to relieve my symptoms.

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently taking Somapraz IT (before meals) and Relcer (after meals). The Relcer is not helping with the bloating I feel an increased pressure in my stomach, and I can not pass out the air. I was able to change to Ulgicid from Relcer, but after taking it after a meal, I feel it has...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although your endoscopy was normal, you might be having small ulcers. If a change of tablets is not working, you need lifestyle modification. Avoid spicy foods and tea, coffee beverages, and carbonated bottled drinks. Also, avoid alcohol intake, smoking habits, stress...  Read Full »

I am suffering from fever and frequent stomach pain since I have got an H.pylori infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. Three years ago, I was hospitalized due to an H.pylori infection. Ever since, I regularly suffer from stomach pain, like once every three to five months. Today, I have a fever due to an upset stomach, and I noticed that when I stand up, my stomach hurts more...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be having an intermittent acute gastritis or acid injury of the stomach. Hope you have been treated for H.pylori once. Do not worry. This is a common minor medical condition. It can be precipitated by stress, a particular diet, etc. I would recommend the follow...  Read Full »

I am suffering from shortness of breath and tightening of throat while sleeping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem. I have shortness of breath, and my throat feels like it is tightening. As a result, I cannot breathe whenever I lay down or try to sleep.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not take dinner heavily and avoid oily and spicy food at dinner. Immediately after dinner, do not go to bed; relax for 30 minutes. I would suggest you take the following medications for five days - Tablet Pan D ((Domperidone 30 mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg) once a day ...  Read Full »

Can irregular sleep and eating habits cause constipation and upper back soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of questions, and I want some advice. First question, my lower left side of my lip has been feeling numb this whole week. I do not know what it could be. First, I am not allergic to anything, and my lips are chapped, but they always have been dry. Second, I have felt ches...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be due to deficiency of vitamins and minerals, lack of exercise, and lack of proper sleep. I would suggest you do neck, back, shoulder, and facial exercises daily. Do meditation regularly before sleep. Take salads and fruits. I would suggest you take - Tab...  Read Full »

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