How To Deal With Stomach Acid That Never Gets Better?
I want to ask? My father was sick with stomach acid for quite a long time almost 4/5 months … after being treated at the hospital, specialist doctors in herbal medicine, but there were no results … he always felt his body heat, chills, chest tightness and unable to sleep. I want the solution … or is there any advice from the doctor? What is the formula for my father? 😭 Thank you 🙏
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First of all, you should do an objective measurement of body temperature first with a thermometer to see if your father really has a fever or just the body feels hot. Gastric acid pain or also called GERD generally causes symptoms such as burning sensation in the chest area (not throughout the body), chest pain, the presence of food and stomach acid that comes out when belching, the mouth feels sour or bitter, the sensation of objects foreign lumps in the throat, can also be accompanied by symptoms of cough, shortness, and sleep disturbance. Even though your father's symptoms may be caused by acid reflux disease, other possible causes must be considered, for example:
heart attacks other disorders of the heart, for example heart failure, heart valve disorders, heart rhythm disorders, cardiomyopathy, etc. lung disorders, such as lung infections, pleurisy, lung tumors, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, etc. other disorders such as liver disorders, kidney disorders , thyroid hormone disorders, psychiatric disorders (such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, etc.) Before making sure your father only suffers from gastric acid disease, you should first do another check to rule out other more dangerous diseases such as heart problems, lungs, liver and kidneys. If indeed your father's symptoms do not improve after the medicine is given by an internist, you should take your father for control again to the internist for further examination (for example on an ECG, echocardiography, chest X-ray, or blood examination) . If indeed your father has chest pain such as being pressed by a heavy object, there is a heavy shortness of breath (not just shortness due to flatulence), take your father to the hospital immediately.
The following are some things that can be done for a while:
take medication from the doctor regularly as recommended avoid taking herbal medicines whose level of safety is unclear, you should consult a doctor first before taking certain herbal medicines try to adjust your diet, eat less, but more often, avoid consuming fatty foods, spicy, and sour for a while, avoid lying down after eating, avoid eating too full, avoid eating foods that contain a lot of gas avoid the consumption of coffee and alcohol if there is excess weight, you should lose weight until ideal avoid smoking
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