Suffering from gastritis
I am suffering from belching, bloating and bowel movement problems from many years. From past 1-2 years have consulted two gastroenterologists: first doctor asked for scanning, blood tests. stool tests. After getting them done, prescribed medicines for two months but it didn't help. Then suggested MRI scan without getting an endoscopy first so got doubtful about him and went to another doctor. The other doctor promptly asked for an endoscopy and did it himself. Again he prescribed medicines for 2 months and not much improved there. I had to stop visiting as it was difficult to get appointment and he was available only in morning time. Should i go back to him? Is MRI the next thing to get done? Any other alternatives?
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Dr. Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician 3 yrs exp Mandya
Hello,, 1.Refined Food – Refined food like white bread, refined sugar is difficult to digest and leads to increased irritation on the stomach lining. Thus, food like pastries, burgers etc should be avoided. 2.Fat – Gastritis is basically the inflammation of the stomach lining, which is enhanced due to fatty acids. Sources of fatty acids are fried chicken, fried onions, fried eggs etc. Boiled eggs are safe but fried eggs are a great source of fatty acids, which increases the stomach lining inflammation. 3.Spicy Food – Spicy food needless to say increases inflammation in the stomach. Spicy food may include direct intake of chillies, intake of high amount of spice everyday, mustard etc. Here is what to eat - eat fresh fruits and vegetables which has high fibre helps both gastritis and digestion problem. There is no restrictions to drinking water,, drink as much as water. Avoid lemon juice during acute attack or gastritis, Eating curd rice soothens gastritis. Continue your antigastric medication,, have regular follow up with your doctor.
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