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it seem like lately every thing i eat or drink turns to gas.

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it seem like lately every thing i eat or drink turns to gas. it is so bad during the night that when i get up in the morning i am so sore i can hardely move for the pain.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 5 years ago.
By gas, do you mean you have acidity and burning in your stomach or excessive flatulence (farting) and burping?




Customer: replied 5 years ago.
acidit,ihardly fart at all.i feel bloated.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i can actully feel the gas moving around especilly in my rib area.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 5 years ago.
You should take Cap. Prilosec (OTC) one capsule early in the morning on empty stomach. You should also take Mylanta suspension two tsf two or three times daily.

Besides this, there are several steps that you should take to control acid reflux. Here are some tips for acid reflux:

*Cut down on alcohol and smoking

*have small frequent meals

*cut down on fried foods

*take sips of cold water from time to time

*Sleep in a propped up position instead of flat on the bed to prevent acid reflux.

*As soon as you wake up in the morning and before getting up from bed, nibble at 2-3 dry crackers. These will absorb whatever acid and gas has collected in your stomach overnight. Lie quietly in bed for another 30 minutes.

*Liquid and solid food is not to taken together. Liquids are to be taken at least 1 hour after solids.

*Do not do anything that can cause gastric acid to flow upwards. No toe-touching exercises, no leaning forwards to pick up things, no leaning forward to make the beds etc.


With these steps along with the medicines you should be able to get control over the acid reflux.If all these steps do not help, then you have to approach a doctor for prescription medicines.




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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

thank you for answering but this isn't acid reflux. i sleep in a craftmatic bed. with my head raisd i have copd.i have had test for acid refox done. this is gas.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 5 years ago.
If acid reflux has been ruled out, then it would be Acid Peptic Disorder. 'Gas pain's are actually usually caused by acids of the stomach, or Acid Peptic Disorder. You should try the steps I suggested, you will find that they help you. The bloating, etc. associated with gas pains will also disappear with these steps. You can look up these sites for some more info:
http://familydoctor.org/854.xml
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/45/1815_50340.htm





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