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Hello Dukers / Rick,The redness is likely due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also called as acid reflux. People who are anxious may have increased acid reflux from stomach to throat. Acid reflux can be treated as following;
1) antacids; Maalox
2) acid blocker; Prilosec / Nexium
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.
For acid reflux (GERD), following also 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 oil
Please feel free for your follow up questions.Dr. Arun
i thought you were mad at me. you know who iam rite? can gerd cause cancer and do you think the ent doctor is correct that its not cancer.can cancer of the esophicas start quick or does it take years to get it. plus if i wanted to have a social drink with my golf buddies does that put me in jeperdy
hi dr arun! say if I drank on Saturdays only and maybe Wednesday 2 to 3 drinks am I causing my self to get cancer of the esophicas or the throat or mouth.when you say you don't get cancer of the mouth or throat or esophicas quickly what does that mean? takes years or months.can you explain to me ty.
dr I have been under so much stress that I turned to drinking. I drank on Saturdays about 10 drinks and Wednesday 2 to 3. I just feel like my body and mind is falling apart. im so tired anymore.i don't drink all the time but the last 2 mounths I have been off in on.i feel like im loosing control!
2) Relaxation training and biofeedback.
4) Acupuncture and acupressure
7) Group sporting activities
8) St. John's wort
9) Melatonin10) Valerian root
so you think no cancer of mouth and throat or esophicas correct. if so thank you so much and I will be taking care of you as aleays love you doc.you have been with me for along time. thank you!!!!
hi dr arun! I sent you another payment today for yesterday. dr arun why is it that sometimes it feels like something in throat. I know and you know I have been checked. it comes and goes .what do you think that's from?you said ent doctor would detect if there was something wrong,plus you told me not to worry.i know you can die from gerd but I take nexium. is it stress and I don't know that or is it from eating. like I have said it comes and goes.
hi dr arun! I hope you and your family are doing well. dr arun first my dad fell and broke his back. so I work all day than I go to the hospital very tired. dr arun went to my gastonigal doctor. I told him my stomach feels nausa and stomach hurts all the time. my left side espically from the hip bone all the way up to my arm pitt hurts most of the time. if I sit it hurts if I lean to the left side it hurts.this cant be normal. my gi doctor saids it ibs I don't think hes rite.what do you think. why does my stomach hurt all the time anymore and why do I feel nausa please help.
Medications like neostigmine, bethanechol, metoclopramide, cisapride, and loperamide may help you.
Following measures collectively may help;
1) Fiber supplementation may improve motions. Citrucel and FiberCon may produce less flatulence than psyllium compounds (Metamucil).
2) Caffeine avoidance may limit exacerbation.
3) Lactose and/or fructose should also be limited or avoided.
4) Lomotil and the other medications we discussed above. All of these are prescription medications.
dr arun you don't think its pancreas cancer. the reason I ask is because when I eat or drink something I bloat up.stomach always feels full. this is dukers dr arun! you don't feel there is nothing serious wrong with me.the left side feels when im sitting that something is squeezing my stomach. you know I trust you so what ever you say I have no doubts.