Flatulence, Nausea And Vomiting Due To GERD?
Good morning, .I am a single woman aged 23 years, has a history of GERD. My disordered eating patterns during college caused me to be diagnosed with GERD. The longer I feel my GERD is getting more and more frequent and relapses. I have taken ranitidine and omeprazole. Even when I had a recurrence, my stomach was sick, twisted, nausea and vomiting, relieving wind and belching, I drank omeprazole according to the doctor’s advice, but I kept vomiting. For almost a month, my breath was struggling, my stomach was always bloated and my neck felt uncomfortable (my estimation at that time, I was afraid of being hit by the sitting wind). Now it feels even more, my breath is tight like breathing, there is a burning sensation in the heart, esophagus, throat, neck, back of the head, until my head feels hot, throbbing, and sometimes feels dizzy or migraine. These symptoms have been 3 days, How about the doctor’s analysis and opinion? Thank you.
Hello, thank you for the question
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a stomach disease caused by an increase in stomach acid that rises into the esophagus. the fluid from the stomach is acidic and can irritate the epithelial cells of the esophagus, so that it can cause heartburn, heartburn or burning in the chest, flatulence, nausea and vomiting, causing a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing. This increase in stomach acid can occur due to:
Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, consuming too much caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, eating too fast or too much, eating foods that are too spicy, and eating irregularly
Gastrointestinal disorders or complications from certain medical conditions
Side effects of drugs, such as antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) commonly used to reduce pain, and others.
Stress or psychological factors
GERD disease which causes continuous complaints and is not managed properly can cause serious health problems, such as irritation of gastrointestinal epithelial cells, impaired absorption of nutrients needed by the body, causing gastrointestinal bleeding, leading to perforation or leakage digestive organs are dangerous and can cause death if not handled quickly and appropriately. Therefore, if treatment has been done and complaints have not diminished or gotten worse, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct question and answer, physical examination, and supporting examinations, such as blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and others to look for cause of complaints. Treatment will be tailored to the cause and clinical condition of the patient. To avoid complaints, you should:
Eat regularly, eat healthy and nutritious foods, eat small and frequent meals to help reduce nausea, eat soft foods first, avoid foods that are too spicy, oily, coconut milk, and avoid eating too fast or too much.
Avoid stress, cigarettes, caffeine, soft drinks and alcohol
Increase the consumption of water
Take medications regularly by the doctor as recommended.
Thus, hopefully useful.