Acidity

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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Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 63 kilograms. I have chest pain for a couple of months and it became constant now. Pain gets worse when I eat. I have pain in different spots. Sometimes it is present on the right side or left side or on my ribs. Sometimes, I seem to have swollen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The main risk factor is smoking and try to quit smoking. Pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas. You have mentioned about swollen ribs. It is unusual to have it because ribs are bones and they do not show swelling. Y...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips and medicines for gas and acidity.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have heartburn and pain in the center of the chest for the past one month. I have gas problems and acidity for many years. I have a lot of burping after taking food. I feel to have a lot of gas and I am not able to pass from the back. I have only burping now. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably, you have the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The medicines you are taking now can help you a lot. Pantoprazole is good to control acid reflux. It is good to wait for two weeks to see improvement. If you have any partial relief in your sympt...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I was diagnosed with hay fever before four months. I was prescribed antihistamine, Omeprazole, and nasal spray for it. Though my symptoms got reduced, they never disappeared. After a couple of months, I started to have heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty in swal...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ulcer in the stomach is not shown as a diagnosis in the ultrasound. Some antibiotics that you are taking can cause side effects with an erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure whether you are taking medications to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach. On consi...  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden vomiting with stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. It started about two days ago when I came home from work. I had to stay awake until the next night and had a 44oz of mountain dew code red before that, I had some food that made me feel full. When I got home, my stomach felt fine for a while. I got into a smal...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from vomiting and pain on the left side with shoulder and neck pain. Vomiting may result from a wide variety of underlying health conditions such as gastritis, acid reflux, food poisoni...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines to get cured from acidity along with Sompraz.

Query: Hi doctor, I have bad acidity for the past two months. I am taking Sompraz 40 early in the morning. I have not taken it for more than 2 weeks. When I stop taking it, I start to have acidity again.   Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gastritis is a lifestyle disease and it caused due to various reasons such as taking an irregular unbalanced diet, taking excess tea or coffee or alcohol or tobacco, and mental stress. Try to eat foods with oil and spice free at regular times. Avoid stress and other pre...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent gnawing pain when my stomach is empty?

Query: Hi doctor, I have frequent gnawing pain when stomach is empty, which is relieved after eating. There is a continuous mucus accumulation in the throat throughout the day, which obstructs proper breathing and flares the nose nostril followed by dry mouth. It is particularly in the early morning hours....  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are consistent with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In this condition, junction of esophagus and stomach become weak and therefore, stomach acid move up into the esophagus. The most common cause for this is hiatus hernia in which the...  Read Full »

Can stomach cancer result in severe stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. 8 years ago, I had hemoptysis. The endoscopy report showed peptic ulcer and gastritis. I took drugs for three months. Again, 2 years ago, I had severe stomach pain. I was vomiting as soon as I eat. Again, I had an endoscopy and it showed the same, but there was...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no possibility of cancer. Also, there is no heart impression on the stomach. This impression is present on the lower part of the esophagus. Gastritis since long duration and Helicobacter pylori infection suggest your present symptom may be due to severe ga...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing weight loss, stomach burn, and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel nausea and painful throat. It is paining inside the throat and some coffee color blood came out from the throat while spitting. I am experiencing unexpected weight loss for the last four months. I also have nausea, chest pain and stomach burning. I had an endoscope and a blood test...  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you are suffering from erosive gastritis. This in turn leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. I suggest you antacid with PPI (proton-pump inhibitors). Co...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent acidity, burping, and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe acidity, excessive burping, and gas for the past few weeks. It gets better but comes back again. I took Cyra D, Pan D, and now Mucaine gel. It relieves the symptoms, but it starts again in a few days, sometimes in a few hours. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustrations, especially for such recurring symptoms of acidity and burping. You see the medications you are taking, like Pan D (Pantoprazole) and Cyra D (Rabeprazole). Both of these medications are acid suppressant medications. H...  Read Full »

Can hypertension and stress be due to serotonin syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,My brother is 39 years old and has hypertension. His BP 145/98 normally. But sometimes his BP shoots up to 164/110. Yesterday his BP was 168/110. He was having no symptoms like palpitations or headache, though feeling a bit uneasy. He took Amlodipine 10 mg. After taking some rest, his BP w...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Blood pressure is a dynamic entity; it is not static. It keeps changing throughout the 24 hours and vary during different activities and moods. The same is with heart rate. Fear, anger, fight, exertion, pain in the body, depression, and anxiety aff...  Read Full »

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