Some common digestive problems include gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, stomach flu, gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, and constipation. Eating less fiber diet, taking more dairy products, inadequate exercise, and stress are some factors that cause digestive problems. The symptoms are bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Following some changes in diet and having lifestyle modification helps in managing it.
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How to clear my tummy without difficulty?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a problem in clearing my tummy for two days. I have a gas problem in my stomach. Please help me. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having a functional bowel problem. You can practice these steps to have a proper digestion and gas relief. Avoid intake of turnip, onion, cabbage, and cauliflower. These are gas-forming foods. Drink more water. Avoid having a sedentary lifestyle. You should stop t... Read Full »
Can I take the tablet Ramosetron for my chronic digestive issues, which I could not cure through tablets Rifaximin and Librax?
Query: Hello doctor, When I moved to a new city four years back, I used to eat hotel food which caused frequent food poisoning episodes. I got food poisoning more than 20 times over two years. Each time it was treated with a course of antibiotics. Ever since, there has been something that is not normal wit... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You must understand that you suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Tablet Ramosetron is a vomiting medicine, though it is used in diarrhea prominent IBS. So, I am pretty sure it is not going to help you. On the o... Read Full »
What can be done for chronic digestive problem?
Query: Hello doctor, My height is 173 cm, weight 75 kg. I have a chronic digestive problem for 10 years. I have taken allopathy, Ayurveda and homeopathy but no successful result. Please advise me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic digestive disorders which are common include irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancer, infections, gallstones. The symptoms of digestive problems include diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, stomach pain, vomiting, bloo... Read Full »
Kindly suggest ways to improve digestion?
Query: Hi doctor, We are living in an area where water having high TDS level. So, here almost 70% people facing stomach and intestine related issue. I am a physically fit person and my age is 37. I am doing regular weight exercise (gym workout) for the past 7 years continuously. All areas of my body are w... Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have abdominal pain? What about your appetite? What is stool consistency and was blood on the surface of stool or mixed with stool? Do you have symptoms of nausea, burning sensation in upper part of the abdomen or chest? If you had recent episode of s... Read Full »
I have been prescribed Mirtazapine for my intestinal issues. How long should I take it?
Query: Hello doctor, I moved to a new country four years back. I used to eat at hotels or restaurants. As a result, I had frequent food poisoning episodes. I got food poisoning more than 20 times in two years. Each time it was treated with a course of antibiotics. For the last three years, I have complete... Read Full »
Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that frequent gastrointestinal infections have triggered irritable bowel syndrome. I would like to tell you the following: Mirtazapine is used for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and shows good results. It is quite safe too. Initially, take it for three mo... Read Full »
I have had bloating, constipation, and anal fissures for a long time. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a male weighing 120 lbs. I have bloating and gas almost every day. I am constipated and have anal fissures, which break out every month. I also have diarrhea with mucous and acid reflux after every meal. I eat the same food daily. There is no stomach pain. These problems have been... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. Treatment of anal fissures includes a Sitz bath with KMnO4 (potassium permanganate). To relieve constipation, I prescribe Cremaffin (Milk of Magnesia and Liquid Para... Read Full »
I suffer from an intermittent digestive problem, occasional diarrhea, stress, depression, gas, ribs, sinus and back pain, vertigo, and a tingling sensation in my hands. Why so?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old, and I suffer from an intermittent digestive problem. I am slightly overweight and suffer from extreme stress. I have a few symptoms, and I feel like food and gas are stuck in my throat. Also, when lying in bed, I sometimes get a flutter in my throat, like a big ball of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us on icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I will try to answer your questions one by one, 1) Intermittent symptoms are relatively less dangerous as compared to persistent symptoms. Some other important point... Read Full »
My son has elevated ALT and serum ferritin levels along with nausea, bloating, appetite loss and swollen tummy. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My 21-year-old son has elevated ALT (125 U/L) and elevated serum ferritin (665 micrograms/L). These levels may be higher now, as they were elevated but significantly lower three months ago. He also has slightly elevated creatinine and albumin. His urine is clear, but I am advised that ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I should rule out alcohol use or the use of any other drugs. If nothing, then you should get further diagnostic tests to determine the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, we should think over all possible alternatives... Read Full »
I brush my teeth regularly but cannot get rid of bad breath. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from bad breath. I brush my teeth regularly but cannot get rid of bad breath. Kindly suggest a treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bad breath or halitosis can be caused due to dental and non-dental reasons. Dental reasons include- 1. Accumulation of tartar or calculus on the tooth. 2. Failed tooth fillings or crowns. 3. Multiple teet... Read Full »
If I stopped taking contraceptive pills 10 days after sex, could I still be pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I might be a hypochondriac, and I do have quite severe OCD. What I wanted to ask was if I had sex while still being on a strong pill and then around a week and a half later I stopped taking it (my doctor said it is active for quite some time after quitting it) could I still be pregnant... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the time of sex, you were on the pill so the chance of pregnancy is nil. Because sperms usually do not survive in your womb for more than three to four days after sex, and during that time you were on the pill. Moreover, eight pregnancy tests done in a span of three ... Read Full »