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Esomeprazole is a drug that belongs to a group called proton pump inhibitors. It is used to reduce stomach acid in conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

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Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

My dad has a bitter taste in the mouth every morning. What is causing it?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers. I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my constant throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I always have pain in my throat. Doctors suggested different types of antibiotics Augmentin 625, Ceftum 500, and Cefix 200. But not much improvement. In my last visit doctor diagnosed me with chronic pharyngitis. It can be due to allergy or acid reflux. No need for antibiotics, and it i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What sort of pain is it? Is it present only while swallowing? Is it getting relieved when you do anything? Do you smoke? Is there any change in voice? Do you feel anything stuck down the throat? In your pictures, I cannot find any active infection. It was unnecess...  Read Full »

I have abdominal discomfort after stopping Raciper. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old female. I was taking Raciper plus for 15 days. After stopping, I have upper abdominal discomfort and hunger feeling. The abdomen is gurgling. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I need to know what symptoms were you prescribed Raciper plus for. Did you have the same symptoms before starting the medication? I am providing you a free follow up to answer these questions. Revert with the asked details for a better help. For more ...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent gas and acidity problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring gas and acidity problem for last three months. At present, I am taking liquid Sucral and tablet Sompraz 40. I have already got an ultrasound of the stomach, endoscopy, LFT, and jaundice test. All the tests were normal, except a small ulcer patch was seen in the stomach...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to get tested for Helicobacter pylori, which is a very important cause for recurrent gastric and duodenal ulcers. If the test comes positive, then you can use treatment for H.pylori, which will cure your problem. Until the, I suggest you try doing the ...  Read Full »

I have NAFLD. What should I do to recover faster?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I have been suffering from NAFLD for the past five months. Now, I am having RUQ heaviness, back pain, flatulence and tiredness for the last two months. I had several tests and I am giving the details with the findings. USG of whole abdomen - hepatomegaly with fatty live...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. People who suffer from NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) have such kind of right upper quadrant pains, which are dragging in nature and are off and on. Your reports are pretty well in the acceptable range and do not require any spe...  Read Full »

Why is my father not eating properly after getting stents?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 76 years old. Around 15 days back, he had an endoscopy and the doctors put stents. For two days, he has had some eating disorder. He is just eating either a half apple or a half pomegranate. I have attached the medicine list prescribed by doctor after putting the stents. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the provided data (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the medications prescribed, it seems that the patient underwent angiography and had stents placed in the heart, rather than an endoscopy. The decreased eating is unlikely to be...  Read Full »

I have excess mucous in my throat. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49-year-old male. I have a constant problem with excess mucus in my throat. I feel as if my food pipe is inflamed. I cannot eat anything. Whenever I eat something, this mucus problem gets aggravated. What disease is this? And how to get it treated? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Pransunchandra Akhileshchandra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am trying to understand your problem with the limited symptoms you have provided. Excess mucus in the throat can be due to constant irritation in the oral pharynx or mucus of the nose coming into the throat, called a post-nasal drip. Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (L...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent stomach pain and uneasiness even after H.pylori treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months back, I started feeling very uneasy in my stomach with sudden pain and pain in my left shoulder blade. I went to an ED and my ECG was normal but my abdomen sonography showed a gallstone. The doctor gave me painkillers and diet to follow but there was no improvement. Whenever ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I assume that the current gastrointestinal upset are secondary to the foods that you have. Did you take a significant amount of red meat, and any desserts or sweets? You see it is not uncommon to have gastrointestinal upsets like gas, bloating, and sometimes a...  Read Full »

Why does anything I eat make my stool watery and upsets my stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,My stool is watery for the past three months. Eating food tends to upset my system. I have stomach pain while having bowel movements. I consulted a doctor and she suggested me to do a stool test. According to the reports, I had a worm infection and I was given medications to have relief. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please mention your current body weight. Please mention whether you have lost any weight in the last six months. Please mention your working time. Please mention whether you have any changes in your mood recently. Please mention in detail rega...  Read Full »

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