Spicy food does amp up the flavors of your dish, but it may impose some serious health conditions, and commonly results in gastrointestinal symptoms. Consuming a lot of spicy food can result in acid reflux, loss of appetite, and inflammation of the stomach lining and aggravate stomach ulcers symptoms. Make sure you do not consume spicy food frequently and protect your stomach.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. Three years ago, I was hospitalized due to an H.pylori infection. Ever since, I regularly suffer from stomach pain, like once every three to five months. Today, I have a fever due to an upset stomach, and I noticed that when I stand up, my stomach hurts more... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be having an intermittent acute gastritis or acid injury of the stomach. Hope you have been treated for H.pylori once. Do not worry. This is a common minor medical condition. It can be precipitated by stress, a particular diet, etc. I would recommend the follow... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have the H.pylori infection a year ago. I have taken several doses of antibiotics, but the symptoms did not get better. What could be the problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The mere presence of Helicobacter pylori may not always be pathological. It can be endemic in certain areas. The treatment is required only if you are having gastritis or acid related disorders. Avoid taking long courses of antibiotics, as it is not needed for H.pylori. M... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I have acidity and I feel like something is stuck in my throat and have inflammation. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat). It is highly possible due to the reflux of acid from the stomach. You need to take some precautions: Avoid food items like spicy foods, excess coffee, fried foods, etc. Avoid eating to a full stomach,... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Eight years ago, I had an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It came back normal except for some mild chronic antrum gastritis (reactive gastritis) and mild duodenal bulb duodenitis. I have been on Prilosec for 10 years, but have recently had some flare-ups, lots of stomach gurgling, gas, and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports look alright (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your symptoms are suggestive of recurrent mild gastritis (excessive acidity). You can continue the use of acid-blocking medicines like Prilosec (Omeprazole) as needed for a couple of days when... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach ulcer that is not caused by H. pylori, and it is not a NSAID ulcer as well. What can I do to completely get rid of this ulcer? I am taking Ranitidine for it. The ulcer has come and gone over the past two years roughly. The stomach ulcer was diagnosed by asking a series... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, from your history, it is not proven that you have an ulcer. It may just be underlying gastritis. I suggest you: Avoid the precipitating factors like spicy, fried food, alcohol, marijuana, etc. Lead a stress-free life. Get an endoscopy done and... Read Full »