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Old 4th December 2011, 22:52   #991
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Yes. But it was a GP and not a gastroentrologist. I consulted a gatroenterologist this weekend. Need to go this week again after the results.
My wife had chronic dyspepsia like you say. She more or less eliminated it by talking a walk (inside the house) after each & every meal, however small the meal. It took 6 months to a year for this to fully work.

Other things which help are
- Get a bed where the head side can be raised to the higher level than the tail side. Sleeping on an inclined bed (where your head is higher) helps - especially for acid attack you get very early in the morning (4 am). You cannot simulate this by putting more pillows under your neck - that will just lead to a neck ache & no acidity relief.

- Low carb diets help some people in getting rid of dyspepsia

- Losing weight obviously helps.
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Docs,

I need a help. I have a problem of dust allergy right from my childhood days.

Even a small amount of dust, my nose itches heavily and I end up sneezing 10-15 times.

I do not have Asthma or Sinusitis. Just that I can't take any form of dust.

I continue to have the following problems:

- I cannot sleep without A/C as I need clean air. If I sleep just with the Fan, I end up sneezing the whole morning till I get a large dose of fresh air.

- I cannot remain long or sleep in heavily stuffed rooms which can trigger a lot of dust.

- It's not just dust, but sometimes, soap or shaving cream inhale through my nose gives me that

I consulted an ENT 2 years back. He is a good doc, who examined me and said there is no cure for this, but it can only be controlled.

He prescribed me Xyzal every night.

Even my regular physician says "Xyzal" is the way to go.

I ended up taking Xyzal 5 mg every night. Later I changed to 2-3 times a week.

I tried the famous "Pankaja Kasthuri" too which seemed to have some effect but stopped as I did not want to mix Ayurveda and Allopathic Xyzal.

Do I have to live with this for my entire life ? Is there any other alternative to this ?

Personally, also it affects me because when I try to clean my room, I can't stand the dust and If I leave my room unclean, the dust again gives me problems.

Looking for some advise here
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Docs,

I need a help. I have a problem of dust allergy right from my childhood days.

Even a small amount of dust, my nose itches heavily and I end up sneezing 10-15 times.
I had a similar problem. I was allergic to some form of dust or pollution. It was not regular and couldn't find to what I was allergic to. I used to take Cetrizine tablets in the night and only after a good night sleep, I used to get relief. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed "Montair FX" tablets. 1 tablet a day at night for 1 month. I completed the dose and it's been more than a month without ending up allergic and feel greatly relieved. Check with your doctor. There is definitely cure to this problem.
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Can anyone suggest a good pediatrician in Malleshwaram/Rajajinagar area?
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Before taking antacids blindly for stomach pain you need to know the exact cause of dyspepsia which can be gastric, duodenal or due to gastro oesophageal reflux.
Increased acid secretion will result in duodenal ulcers where the pain occurs on an empty stomach and is relived on intake of food whereas in gastric ulcer the cause is due to breakdown of the gastric mucosal barrier leading to contact of gastric acid with the lining of the stomach which leads to pain soon after food intake.
Raising the head end of the bed or not lying down soon after a meal is done in case of gastro oesophageal reflux wherein the acid from the stomach reflux s into the oesophagus which also needs antacids and antireflux medications and if the patient does not respond to the above the the line of treatment is surgery.

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My wife had chronic dyspepsia like you say. She more or less eliminated it by talking a walk (inside the house) after each & every meal, however small the meal. It took 6 months to a year for this to fully work.

Other things which help are
- Get a bed where the head side can be raised to the higher level than the tail side. Sleeping on an inclined bed (where your head is higher) helps - especially for acid attack you get very early in the morning (4 am). You cannot simulate this by putting more pillows under your neck - that will just lead to a neck ache & no acidity relief.

- Low carb diets help some people in getting rid of dyspepsia

- Losing weight obviously helps.
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Please suggest a good dentist (from personal experience) in Kasturi Nagar, Indira Nagar, Banaswadi, Kammanahalli area.
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Before taking antacids blindly for stomach pain you need to know the exact cause of dyspepsia which can be gastric, duodenal or due to gastro oesophageal reflux.
Well, the whole walking & bed raised thing was suggested by a doctor :-)

And there was another cause which the doc tested for, but which came out negative. i.e. problem caused by "H Pylori", which can be treated by antibiotics.

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Increased acid secretion will result in duodenal ulcers where the pain occurs on an empty stomach and is relived on intake of food whereas in gastric ulcer the cause is due to breakdown of the gastric mucosal barrier leading to contact of gastric acid with the lining of the stomach which leads to pain soon after food intake.
Raising the head end of the bed or not lying down soon after a meal is done in case of gastro oesophageal reflux wherein the acid from the stomach reflux s into the oesophagus which also needs antacids and antireflux medications and if the patient does not respond to the above the the line of treatment is surgery.
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Docs,

I need a help. I have a problem of dust allergy right from my childhood days.

Even a small amount of dust, my nose itches heavily and I end up sneezing 10-15 times.

I do not have Asthma or Sinusitis. Just that I can't take any form of dust.

I continue to have the following problems:

- I cannot sleep without A/C as I need clean air. If I sleep just with the Fan, I end up sneezing the whole morning till I get a large dose of fresh air.

- I cannot remain long or sleep in heavily stuffed rooms which can trigger a lot of dust.

- It's not just dust, but sometimes, soap or shaving cream inhale through my nose gives me that

I consulted an ENT 2 years back. He is a good doc, who examined me and said there is no cure for this, but it can only be controlled.

He prescribed me Xyzal every night.

Even my regular physician says "Xyzal" is the way to go.

I ended up taking Xyzal 5 mg every night. Later I changed to 2-3 times a week.

I tried the famous "Pankaja Kasthuri" too which seemed to have some effect but stopped as I did not want to mix Ayurveda and Allopathic Xyzal.

Do I have to live with this for my entire life ? Is there any other alternative to this ?

Personally, also it affects me because when I try to clean my room, I can't stand the dust and If I leave my room unclean, the dust again gives me problems.

Looking for some advise here
Try drinking water ( atleast one litre) on empty stomach immediately after washing mouth. it helped me a lot.

it helps like this
1. it increases the urinary output - some of allergins wash out
2. increase bowel movements and helps in clean motion. Indigestion is the route cause of cold
3. if you can walk after this more sweat also helps in reducing the cold.
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2. increase bowel movements and helps in clean motion. Indigestion is the route cause of cold
3. if you can walk after this more sweat also helps in reducing the cold.
Do you have a cite for either of these points - i.e. that indigestion causes cold or that walking reduces cold.
Asking out of curiosity.
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I'll suggest that you take Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPIs) for long term usage.Take 20mg Rabeprazole once daily empty stomach in morning.
Are Omez and Nexium brands of the same drug? I have been taking omez 20mg for 4 years now. This is because the gaps between my eating is too high and cause acidity. My doc says change the habit and eat something every 4 hours, and since this is not possible he says I will have to take Omez.
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Are Omez and Nexium brands of the same drug? I have been taking omez 20mg for 4 years now. This is because the gaps between my eating is too high and cause acidity. My doc says change the habit and eat something every 4 hours, and since this is not possible he says I will have to take Omez.
Omez and Neksium belong to same group of drugs,Proton Pump Inhibitors but both are different molecules.Omez is Omeprazole and Neksium is Esomeprazole.In today's scenario,i feel that most of us suffer from the problem of GERD/acidity.Your doc is correct in saying that you should increase your frequency of eating.Another thing is that incase you suffer from severe acidity during daytime,you can use Digene/Ancool gel for immediate relief.My Dad has been taking Omeprazole for over 15 years as prescribed by his cardiologist,he remains mostly symptom free.
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Omez and Neksium belong to same group of drugs,Proton Pump Inhibitors but both are different molecules.Omez is Omeprazole and Neksium is Esomeprazole.In today's scenario,i feel that most of us suffer from the problem of GERD/acidity.Your doc is correct in saying that you should increase your frequency of eating.Another thing is that incase you suffer from severe acidity during daytime,you can use Digene/Ancool gel for immediate relief.My Dad has been taking Omeprazole for over 15 years as prescribed by his cardiologist,he remains mostly symptom free.
Exactly, My Doc says there is no Harm. And I do not feel any acidity during the day. Infact, If some day I have to have an in between meal My stomach feels too too Bloated!!
It seems you are a Doc. Why do I feel bloated so easliy, and how can I improve my digestive system. I am not a heavy eater nor do we have excess oils and masalas on a regular basis. Is there a remedy you suggest.
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Docs,

I need a help. I have a problem of dust allergy right from my childhood days.
if it's chronic in morning, take a close look at your pillow. use hypoallergenic pillows and/or change the covers more often.

Keep in mind that anti allergy medicine work by suppressing your immune response. Thee is a trade off between the relief and general well being. So be judicious in the usage of your medicine.

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Before taking antacids blindly for stomach pain you need to know the exact cause of dyspepsia which can be gastric, duodenal or due to gastro oesophageal reflux.
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Exactly, My Doc says there is no Harm. And I do not feel any acidity during the day. Infact, If some day I have to have an in between meal My stomach feels too too Bloated!!
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Yes. But it was a GP and not a gastroentrologist. I consulted a gatroenterologist this weekend. Need to go this week again after the results.
for all you acidity issues folks, also look at the possibility of hypochlorydia (low acidity), that's what (acid supplements, betaine HCL to be specific) solved my problem. If your stomach feels bloated after 2-3 hrs of eating, it's not because of acidity, but because of low acid level, food has not been digested yet. Do not blindly take antacids without checking stomach PH first because it will make it worse.

H Pylori and other bacterial infections are made possible by lack of acidity which would otherwise kill them in stomach.

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My Dad has been taking Omeprazole for over 15 years as prescribed by his cardiologist,he remains mostly symptom free.
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Exactly, My Doc says there is no Harm.

Swallowing Proton pump inhibitors(Omeprazole etc) for as long as you like may or may not cause harm. That is not the point.The point is we need to first find out why one is having the symptoms of "acidity" or dyspepsia. These symptoms may point to a variety of problems from Peptic ulcer to Gastroesophageal reflux to Gall bladder stones to Cancer of stomach to pancreatic problems. So it is better to visit a Gastroenterologist or a General surgeon, if you need to take PPIs for long durations and find out the cause of your symptoms. You will be advised to undergo at the minimum, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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My 3.2 yr old son has a peculiar problem. At times (at least once a week), he complaints of pain in his lower legs and asks us to massage them. This happens mostly when he's sleeping or about to sleep or have just woken up. During day time it's extremely rare. We initially thought that it was just a means of getting us to massage his legs and we happily comply (legs are different every time). But when we casually spoke to his doctor, he suggested not to take it lightly as he may have growing bones and calcium deficiency. He suggested calcium supplement tonic for 3 months. Now I've noticed that he has really bad teeth too (his first set). His molars are hollow and yellowish in color. So this has to be because of calcium deficiency. I'm planning to visit the doctor again as those 3 months have completed but I wanted to know of some opinions or similar cases.
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