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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When I wake up, my heart is often racing. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old man and in reasonably good health apart from being overweight and diagnosed diabetic 10 years ago. The following has started after I lost a lot of weight. For the last 9 months, I have had to sleep sitting up in a chair and leaning to my left side. If I lie down to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My compliments for a detailed medical history of what you have been going through in the last nine months. I have gone through it and following are the points which are important to show the way to diagnosis: Heart rate increases on lying posture. No problems while ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be s... Read Full »
What medication should I take for hyperacidity with stomach pain, nausea and dizziness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I weigh about 45 kg with a height of 5'3". I am experiencing severe stomachache, hyperacidity, dizziness, and nausea. This is the first time I felt and I feel like there is too much acid on my stomach. What medications can I take? Read Full »
Dr. Rakshith Sardool Kothapalli
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing dyspepsia, and epigastric pain if I am not wrong. It is due to hypersecretion of gastric acid or due to some insult against the gastric mucosa which is a protective layer of the stomach. This layer gets eroded due to various reasons like alcohol, p... Read Full »
I am suffering from acidity, GERD, IBS and feel bloated. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acidity, GERD, IBS from the last five years. I am just taking Pantop DSR or Rabekind DSR from the last three years but no result. I have high BP, stage 1 BP varies from 140 to 150 and 90 to 110. I feel bloated mostly. Sometimes breathlessness, pressure in eyes and hea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have several symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract: 1. GERD. 2. Irritable bowels. 3. Bloating. You also seem to have abdominal obesity and high blood pressure. Proton pump inhibitors like Pantoprazole and Rabeprazole do not seem to have helped you. I s... Read Full »
I have pain below ribs on the left. What is causing it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Recently, I have been diagnosed with tubercular lymphadenitis and started the treatment three days back for TB. My USG whole abdomen reveals hemangioma of the liver. I have pain in left side below ribs which radiates to back and a couple of months back on CT sc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rugae thickening by itself is not going to cause you stomach pain. Such thickening is usually normal or a result of hyperacidity, or rarely Menetrier disease. Now, first of all, you need an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as a biopsy to rule our Helicobacte... Read Full »
What shall I do for acidity and stomach burn?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I have an issue with my stomach for the last few months. I had Ponstan Forte (painkiller) for my headache for almost two years. I used to take the tablet in empty stomach usually and rarely after food. About eight months ago, I had stomach burn near stomach mout... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possible gastritis.It could be the painkillers that you had has done enough damage. I would suggest that you test with an endoscopy.Meanwhile, start with the tablet Pantocid 40 mg (Pantoprazole) once daily at breakfast a... 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 »
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 furth... Read Full »
My acidity issues are not improving with antacid syrup. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,A month ago, I got acidity due to continuously skipping meals and eating late. Since then, I have been using antacid syrup. But still, there was no improvement. My food tube is burning while eating and after meals. Please suggest a good medicine for a complete cure.Thank you. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You are having acidity and acid reflux problems as per mentioned history. I suggest the following. 1. Take Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily for one or two weeks. Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take med... Read Full »
Is my left-sided chest pain due to acidity or heart block?
Query: Hello doctor, I have borderline high cholesterol for five to six years. My blood tests like homocysteine and troponin-I were normal before three to four months.Since last week, I have left sided mild pain usually assumed by me as associated with gas and acidity. More often, I observed that whenever ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An angiogram is not required. Serum uric acid, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are high. Vitamin D3 is borderline. Please take Fibator LS (Fenofibrate and Atorvastatin) once a day at n... Read Full »
My high acidity gets triggered by certain foods with severe cough and cold. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a cough and cold, and I am allergic to citric foods like mango, lemon, sirka, lady's finger, arbi, and green chili. High protein food like yellow part of egg, potato, etc., cause high acidity and my stomach gets jammed. I cannot drink cold water for burning sensation in the sto... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from cough and cold with allergies to citrus foods, high protein foods which can aggravate stomach acidity with burning sensation and rashes with itching of the whole body and not capab... Read Full »