Q. My stomach feels bloated and heavy after food. Please suggest me some medicines.

Answered by
Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 12, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am having a gastric problem for the last seven years. The gastric problem means the stomach feels bloated and heavy after having some food items. I have developed lactose intolerance for the previous five years, and having any milk product causes gastric instantly. The same also happens taking oily foods at home or in hotels. I sometimes have gastric after taking other foods randomly. I feel earlier it was occasionally happening but gradually being more frequent.

I work from home and have to sit seven to eight hours daily with the computer. I usually sleep around 2 to 3 AM and wakes up 9 to 10 AM. I have black tea with ginger after breakfast, black coffee or tea without milk in the afternoon, and hot water with black pepper after dinner. I have breakfast at 10.30 AM, launch at 1.30 PM, snacks at 7.30 PM, dinner at 10 PM, and sometimes light snacks at 2 AM.

I take medicines like Eno and Pan-D each time it feels bloated. After taking medication, when the gas passes from behind, the stomach feels relaxed. I had daily gastric episodes two to three times in the last year. I took Pan-D daily morning on an empty stomach for 10 to 12 days to cure those gastric episodes, and I again have another daily gastric attack for the last 15 days. This time I feel bloating or gastric reflux in the stomach after having lunch, the gastric remains throughout the afternoon and evening. I have to take Eno to release the gas in the stomach. These are some queries I need your help with. What is the exact cause of my gastric problem, and which medicine will you suggest to cure this gastric episode? Why do I have such frequent daily gastric episodes? Is there any medicine or natural ways that I should take regularly? Are there any side effects of medicines like Eno, Pan-D with frequent use?

I am looking forward to your reply. Thank you.



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I reviewed all your details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for providing history in great detail.

I am going to answers your queries one by one.

1. This is called Dyspepsia in medical terms. I will say a sensitive stomach.

2. Kindly follow the following medicines for the management.

3. Your stomach is sensitive as compared to other peoples; that is why getting more episodes.

4. Yes, there are medicines that I am prescribing you, but at the same time, you need some testing as well.

5. These medicines are completely safe even with long term use.

Investigations to be done:

Stool for Helicobacter pylori antigen.
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).
CBC (complete blood count).

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

1. Tablet Rifaximin 550 mg morning and night for ten days.
2. Tablet Levosulpiride 25 mg thrice daily before meals for 15 days.

Preventive measures:

Avoid milk.
Try to have some exercise for about one hour daily.
Avoid smoking and alcohol.

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