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Greetings Mary.The strong smell of the food eaten after the meals can be due to sinusitis or food reflux (termed as gastroesophageal reflux disease / GERD). Sometimes both the conditions are concomitant. Antibiotic course benefiting the symptoms further substantiate sinusitis. GERD many times can cause sinusitis when it is severe. For acid reflux (GERD), following would be helpful;A. Herbs;1) Cranberry2) PeppermintB. Homeopathy1) Nux Vomica2) PulsatillaC. Nutrition and supplements;1) Multivitamin; vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium. 2) Probiotic supplement3) Omega 3 fatty acid4) Avoid; cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.5) Also avoid; white breads, pastas, and especially sugar, red meats,6) Eat lean meats, cold water fish, tofu, beans, olive oilPlease feel free for your follow up questions.
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what is Gerd and sinusitis? Is there a cure.
I have an endoscopy next week, will it pick any of this up?
Hello Mary,The upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (which is camera exam of stomach) will pick up GERD, also called as acid reflux. In this, food and stomach acid may come to food pipe or even throat. The acid in throat causes sinusitis. The sinuses are hollow structures in the bones behind the nose which helps in the aeration of the nose. Infection and inflammation of the sinus is called sinusitis. GERD and sinusitis are easily treatable. GERD is treated as following;
1) antacids; Maalox, Digene
2) acid blocker; Prilosec, Omeprazole
3) loosing weight, if overweight.
4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products
5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.
6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.
7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.
A coronal CT of the sinuses and/or fiberoptic nasal endoscopy is diagnostic for sinusitis. Some physician may recommend nasal smear also to differential the allergy and infection. The aim of treatment is; relieve the obstruction, treatment of the infection, if present, thinning the mucus, and opening the sinus. Following would be the treatment protocol; 1) Nasal steroid; decrease inflammation and open up obstruction.2) Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine are often helpful.3) Topical decongestant for short duration.4) Antihistamines5) Steam vaporizer6) Eucalyptus oil may help7) Nasal saline irrigation8) Vitamin C9) Antibiotics. For treating it naturally; steam inhalation, nasal saline water (salt water) irrigation (can be done by Neti-pot), Vitamin C, Eucalyptus oil inhalation can be done. Following can increase the body immunity so help in overcoming the sinus infection; 1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.2) Ginkgo Biloba3) Zinc 30 mg.GERD, has increasingly been implicated in causing or exacerbating chronic sinusitis. The exact relationships and mechanisms are presently a matter of speculation, though. Consulting an ENT (ear, nose throat) specialist would be prudent.
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Thank you for the in depth answer.
Lastly if it was leaky gut would an sidmoscopy have picked that up? Also Candidasis cause food smells
With Gerd would I have to cut ot pasta, chocolate, white bread all together, as in completely of of diet?
Thank you much appreciated
I had the endoscopy done and nothing was found all is well. No Hyplori was present. Would the procedure spot any other form of bacteria such as candida?
H. Pylori called as breath test?? Could it be in my mouth and not in my stomach and stool.
Do you know much about tmau?
what would monitoring of the below show
1) 24 hours pH monitoring of esophagus (food pipe)2) Esophageal manometry (pressure study of food pipe).
H. Pylori called as breath test i dont think I can get that done on the NHS, so do recommend any herbal remedies to get rid of mouth odor.