I have a recurring gastric acid reflux. I first had this around 3 years ago. Since then I have been taking medications in varying quantities depending on the severity of my condition. I feel it's getting serious lately. The pain goes to my chest and shoulder and neck. I also lost weight. Is there any other treatment to cure this because all the medications I take don’t seem to work?
My brother has a problem with his stomach. It hurts to swallow food like red meat or food that has strong flavors (sour or spicy). He will be in pain and will sometimes throw up. His current diet now is mostly vegetables or chicken. He has also stopped drinking alcohol as he believes that’s the trigger. Iis there any medical treatment we should consider besides getting rid of the trigger (if there is a trigger for his case)?
My wife gave birth to our first son a month ago. She is now breastfeeding. All along she has been complaining about pain in her upper abdomen - this is about three years now. She now says her stomach feels bloated. What medicine could she take in her current state, especially when she’s breastfeeding our baby?
My sister has been having GERD since 3 years ago. It started when she was on various crash diets. Now, whenever the GERD is triggered, she feels weak, vomits a lot and her stomach aches. Is it possible she has other conditions in her stomach? The last time she had an endoscopy was in 2019. Should she do it again?
Morning. Last year, I was hospitalized for stomach ulcer. Then I was prescribed PPI and antibiotics. I got better, but recently I feel my stomach burning whenever I am hungry. After meals and drinking water, it is relieved. But my bowel movements have been watery and more frequent, 3-4 times a day. Is this condition related to the ulcer? Should I do another endoscopy?
Hi Doctor, I am a 35 year old female who is considering weight loss surgery. I am close to 100kg now and am standing at 1.7m tall. I have had previous medical history with thyroid issues (removed benign tumour from thyroid) and I always feel lethargic. I also stress-eat as a way to cope with pressure from work. I have also considered liposuction but the doctor told me to lose weight and be in a healthy BMI range first. My question is, which would you recommend for someone like me, gastric banding or gastric bypass?
My husband has ulcerative colitis and also quite serious acid reflux. He’s been taking medications for close to 3 years now and goes for a colonoscopy every year. Whenever he is under a lot of stress for work, he will experience blood in his stools. Besides medications, is there really nothing else we can do for his condition? What are the chances of it developing into stomach/colon cancer? Both his parents have history of cancer.
I have been feeling pain in my esophagus and epigastrium. This pain comes with constipation. Beside that, I also have other symptoms, such as bitterness in my tongue and nausea. How do I check if this condition is serious?