Handling When No Appetite And Mouth Taste Sour / Bitter?

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Good Morning, I’m Puspa, 19 years old. In 2019 the first time my stomach acid went up then was treated at the doctor by consuming stomach pain medication and from that moment on up to now my stomach acid often went up as well as my appetite that went up and down due to stomach acid, then a few days ago my stomach hurt so to the clinic and has been treated. The question is whether I have been categorized as having an ulcer? because I don’t know the difference between stomach acid and it only goes up with gastritis and when should I take stomach acid medication? if I feel that my appetite is not feeling and my mouth feels sour / bitter I can take stomach acid medication? thank you doctor 🙂

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Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.

Basically, an ulcer is another term for the stomach. What is meant by heartburn is a disease that occurs in the stomach, generally associated with increased secretion / secretion of stomach acid. In some people, stomach acid can rise (reflux) until it reaches the esophagus, pharynx, and / or lungs. The disease caused by an abnormal increase in stomach acid is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms include a burning sensation in the pit of the stomach, which can spread to the back of the breastbone, bitter / sour taste in the mouth when I wake up, flatulence, fast sigh, frequent belching, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms usually worsen after eating or lying down for a long time. Other examples of gastric disease include:

 Erosive gastritis, which is inflammation of the stomach wall, is associated with a history of long-term consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs, symptoms: heartburn, nausea, flatulence, frequent belching Peptic ulcers, ie sores on the mucous membranes of the stomach or duodenum, associated with Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection or a history of long-term consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs, ballast factors: stress, symptoms: heartburn, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, and decreased appetite functional dyspepsia, which is a collection of stomach symptoms feeling full after eating, heartburn , feel full quickly, burning sensation in the pit of the stomach, nausea, vomiting, often belching, but the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is not found structural abnormalities, these symptoms last for at least 3 months continuously Thus, the disease due to rising gastric acid is one example of gastric disease (gastritis). As an initial treatment to relieve symptoms due to stomach acid problems, you can use antacid class drugs which are sold freely. This group drug usually contains magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, bismuth, or calcium which can neutralize stomach acid. It is recommended to use antacids as soon as symptoms occur. The use of this drug is not recommended for the long term so it is not recommended to use it for more than 2 weeks. If the complaint does not improve, immediately consult a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. Do not delay to the doctor if your body weight decreases dramatically for no apparent reason, pale, body weakness, nausea and vomiting repeatedly, or defecation / bleeding vomiting.

To prevent recurrence of symptoms, you are also advised to apply the following steps:

 Avoid consumption of food / drinks that can increase gastric acid expenditure, including foods / drinks that are acidic, gassed, oily, spicy, coffee, tea, and chocolate Avoid the habit of smoking, drinking alcohol, or immediately lying down after eating Give a gap of at least 2 -3 hours between the time of the last meal at night and bedtime Eat a balanced nutritious meal on a regular schedule, with a pattern of small frequent feeding (good eating with smaller portions) Good stress management To enrich insight, you can read articles about dyspepsia. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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