Overcoming Type 2 DM And Acid Reflux?
I want to ask, my father has a history of type 2 diabetes, his blood sugar keeps fluctuating, but his consumption of sugar medication is not routine. And now her stomach acid likes to recur, even before eating, she always takes the drug Lansopraole 1×1, her appetite also decreases and her body feels weak. How to handle it? And what foods can be consumed?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Regarding increased gastric acid, it is actually the same in people with DM or in non-DM patients. Often, what we understand is to avoid stomach acid, we just eat on time and avoid spicy foods. But in reality, there are many factors that can trigger acid reflux, including:
Stress or mental stress
Eat spicy, sour, oily and gassed foods, such as nuts and cabbage
Eat too much at one time
Lack of sleep
Sleep immediately after eating
Taking pain medication
Often delay eating
So for matters of stomach acid, you should see which of the triggers above your father has. If everything has been avoided but still the stomach acid often recurs, consult a doctor of internal medicine to find out that there might be an infection or injury to the stomach that causes the condition often returns.
Then for a decreased appetite and a weak body, this might be more related to his DM, unstable sugar levels, and possible complications of DM in the kidney leading to a lack of red blood cells and so on can cause this. Not to mention mentally, if chronic diseases like this occur in the elderly, boredom can arise and decreased enthusiasm for life. Things like this should be studied further. Therefore, talk to your father and ask what the problem is so he does not regularly consume sugar medicine. Also discuss this at a later time of control. By knowing what really caused it to your father, we can find out what strategies are right in overcoming it. So, hopefully answering your question.