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Acid Reflux Gerd

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by priyanka123456, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. SGBV

    SGBV IL Hall of Fame

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    I have been suffering with GERD on and off for nearly a decade. I tried taking medication and food control for months, the symptoms disappear but it comes back again the moment I start eating heavy or spicy.

    I could somehow control the burning sensation with strict "low spicy" and "home cooked" and "minimal backery" diet.
    Especially coke and pepsi were the culprits, and I have avoided them to a bare minimum level.

    When I am in severe heart burn, or stomach pain in relation to GERD, I consume chilled drinking yogurt which helps. But I do survive with Gaviscon during those moments.

    Over the years, I found out together with my physicians that the culprit behind my prolonged GERD is STRESS. Thanks to my very stressful managerial job, travelling and having to manage my family mostly from remotely. I am heavily stressed.

    When I was in Rwanda, I was blessed to spend months together in a very remote place, which was naturally calm and beautiful like heaven.
    I had ample time there to pray, meditate, do yoga, and to eat natural and fresh foods. The view of blue mountains, and chill breathe itself was enough to cure my mind and keep me stress free during those days. I swear, I didn't feel heartburn or anything then.

    But, it was just a short stay. Now I am back to square one.
    However, I do control my emotions and give enough time to sleep as lack of sleep is the other culprit.
    These days, thankfully I have less symptoms of heart burn and stomach pain. But constant indigestion, constipation or the urge to go to bathrooms, feeling full at night etc...
    I know it is also related to gastric, and I am trying my best to control the diet and stress to manage these symptoms.
     
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  2. priyanka123456

    priyanka123456 Junior IL'ite

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    What diet shud I follow...stress means...am a fearful woman...I fear everything it's my character...I want to change but unable to...I expect same love affection from my family but get highly emotional cheat feeling when I don't get that...I get highly stressed if I get reflux symptom...ima having homeo meds. Since 8months...that doc has told not to restrict any food....but still i have those symptoms and finally that doctor is telling be stress free and fear shud not b der..diet what did u follow...am having everything at home...like how others in family eat...but I avoid cooldrinks...outside food mostly..
     
  3. gopalan1937

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    Madam,
    You have not mentioned about medications, Acid reflux is due to increased secretion of HCL acid. Drugs to reduce acid secretion is a must and it should be taken for prolonged periods like in my case .(I am a retireddoctor ). For the past six to seven years I am on continued drugs which inhibits secretion of HCL. Many drugs are available. Some with prescription( in USA) and some across the counter.( In India all drugs freely available across the counter.)By trial and error you can adjust suitable diet for you.
     
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    Sir....but some team says...that as age grows by our stomach acid secretion becomes less...so our les muscle doesn't get signal to close after swallowing..that's y the little acid returns towards the foodpipe.and damages this...plz.sir...kindly confirm that and tell sir...many groups tell that acid reflux is due to low stomach acid....pl plz do confirm with ur colleagues and tell sir..
     
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    Basically symptoms are due to reflux of gastric acid back into oesophagus, gastric acid is highly strong( pH around 2.5). Reduce acid secretion not by neutralising the acid, but by reduction in secretion.To name some drugs( pantprazole,omiprazole.rabiprazole, Zantac,Pepsid,ranitidine( banned in USA)
    Advanced age does not reduce acid secretion. If drugs does not alleviate do consult gastric enterologist. I am not sure if effective medicines are available in homeopathy. May be there I have not tried. Patience and perseverance is a must. For long term disease long term treatment.
    Gopalan
     
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    pantprazole,omiprazole! This is greatly helping in acid reflux!
     

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