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What are the treatments for gastritis and reflux disease?

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Published At May 27, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Whatever I eat, I feel like using the toilet. I also have gastritis and acid reflux issues. What type of food should I avoid in my diet, and how should I prevent my symptoms? I also get a continuous cough. Is this due to the acid that comes out of my mouth? What are the foods that can cure allergic bronchitis and gastritis?

Please help.

Answered by Dr. Raveendran S R


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

From the symptoms, (especially the sour liquid) you are facing, it can be due to gastritis or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

I suggest you follow the recommendations suggested below.

1. Avoid trigger foods including, spicy foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, garlic, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated beverages. Try to identify which foods worsen your symptoms and avoid them.

2. Instead of large meals, try eating smaller portions throughout the day. This can help prevent overloading your stomach and reduce the likelihood of acid reflux.

3. Choose low-acid foods such as lean proteins (chicken, turkey, fish), non-citrus fruits (like bananas, apples, and melons), vegetables (excluding those high in acidity like tomatoes), whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.

4. Give yourself at least two to three hours to digest your food before lying down. Eating too close to bedtime can increase the risk of acid reflux symptoms.

5. Avoid beverages that can trigger acid reflux, such as coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.

6. Stay upright after eating and avoid lying down immediately after eating. This will prevent stomach acid from flowing back into your esophagus.

7. Manage stress since it can exacerbate symptoms of gastritis and acid reflux. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or engaging in activities you enjoy.

You need to consult with a gastroenterologist for proper medication according to your needs.

Hope it helps.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Raveendran S R
Dr. Raveendran S R


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