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Acid Reflux

Hi, Am suffering with acid reflux from last 1.5 years... Am taking pantop(pantropazole) tablet regularly due to burning sensation. Is there a permanent solution.? Please let me know best doctor in Bangalore city. Most of the doctors are recommended pantop, dizine syrups and avoid spicy food. After course completion ;suffering the same problem.. Heartful thanks for your advise.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there. I can understand your concern. Would like to know since how many days have you been taking pantoprazole? This is not a permanent solution. If its been too long, Consult a gastroenterologist, get a endoscopy done and do life style modifications. Certain foods you must avoid. If you keep having oily, spicy foods there is no use. Have 5 smaller meals a day rather than 3 large meals. Make vegetables and fruits a part of atleast 2 small meals. Drink lots of water. Avoid smoking and alcohol. If you are overweight, you will have to lose weight. According to a recent study, pantoprazole shouldn't be taken for more than 15 days at a stretch. If you are continuously on antacids, you will suffer from a lot of nutritional deficiencies and other problems. Consult a gastroenterologist in this regards and tell him that you are fed up of taking pantoprazole or other antacids. Best regards. Dr. Anil Kumar Jain.
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi there... only medications will not help you. You have to modify your lifestyle also. Try having frequent short meals 4-5per day, instead 3 big meals. Completely avoid spicy and outside junk food. Start doing yoga and meditation. And regarding medications, kindly consult a gastroenterologist. He might even suggest an endoscopy because of the chronic course of the disease.
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