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HI..i am a 25 year old male...for nearly 2 weeks now i am suffering from some kind of stomach discomfort....gas,acidity,heartburn and appetite has decreased as I am not being able to eat the right amount as I am always gettng the feeling that my stomach is filled with gas ..and if ia eat more then there is alotta acid formation....I dont knwo how to cure this...please can u telll me the problem...nd suggest me some cure...

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
You're suffering from heartburn and hyperacidity, a mild form of GERD. It can be completely cured, so please do not worry. A lof of factors make us prone for hyperacidity, for example change in diet, change in food timings, increased gap intervals between meals, lack of physical exercise, stress, e.t.c
I will advise the following medicines for you. Please continue them for about a week and let me know if there is improvement.
1) Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast. For 2 weeks.
2) Syrup Sucralfate 2 teaspoons after every meal for 1 week.
3) Tab. Lactobacillus twice daily 1-0-1 for 1 week.
These are all OTC medications, so you can get it from the pharmacy directly.

Patient replied :

hi..thanks for the advise...howver,i live in america so I dont knw wthr i will gte these meds..but il trty...nd one more thing..can u tell me what all foods shoudl i have and dont have so as to cure this

Thank you for the follow up.
Yes you will get the medicines without prescription as all of them are OTC drugs.
Regarding foods, try to avoid spicy food, fatty food, vegetables such as Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, dairy products ( skimmed milk is a better option ), bread, e.t.c
Have more of green leafy vegetables, fruits, oats, cereals, soups, e.t.c

Patient replied :

hi...i am getting for the other two..i am getting Lactobacillus Acidophilus this the same as the one u have prescribed....?..and also m getting Sucralfate tablets..not syrup...will this do?..if yes then when should i take them?.....I had also started taking pentab dsr once in the morning.i just took it for two days nd then i started consulting u....

Thank you for the follow up.
Yes, that is the correct Lactobacillus (acidophilus) that you are taking.
Pentab dsr and Omeprazole are essentially containing the same medicine, therefore take either one but not both. Whichever tablet you chose to take, take 1 a day, early in the morning before you have eaten anything.
The sucralfate tablets will also work in place of syrup, take 1 tablet on empty stomach 1 hour before each meal and at bedtime.
Hope this helps

Patient replied :

ok thanks..just one alst doubt..for how long shld i continue these meds?..nd one more thing m still confused abt the sucrafalte tabelts....are u talking about these tablets?..
can you just please take a look into this and tell me whtr these are it nor not..then il buy these..

Thank you for the follow up.
I hope the dosages are clear in this way
1) Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast. Take for 2 weeks.
2) Tab Sucralfate since this is a 1g tablet (yes the picture you have sent is the correct one) take it twice in a day, on an empty stomach for 1 week
3) Tab. Lactobacillus twice daily 1-0-1 for 1 week. (morning and evening everyday for 1 week)
Hope this helps

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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