Safety Of Consumption Of Stomach Acid Drugs Together With Apples?
My doctor wants to ask, I am 20 years old, I have stomach acid pain, is it safe to take ranitidine, and consumption of apples?
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Acid reflux disease or often referred to as gastritis is a condition where sufferers can feel the sensation of 'discomfort' in the stomach, such as heartburn, stomach feeling bloated / full, feeling quickly full, nausea, and vomiting. There are several causes that can cause a person to experience stomach acid pain due to an imbalance of gastric protective factors and factors that attack the stomach wall such as:
frequent late eating habits (an empty stomach that takes too long to cause stomach acid to 'crush' the stomach wall itself)
eating or drinking habits that contain irritative substances against the stomach wall such as foods that are too spicy, sour, soft drinks, or coffee
the habit of taking painkillers for too long and not according to doctor's orders
psychological factors, for example due to stress or fatigue that causes increased stomach acid production
Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection in the stomach
This stomach acid disease if left for long can cause inflammation of the stomach wall, which is also known as gastritis or to cause sores in the stomach (peptic ulcers).
For this reason, it is important for someone who has a history of gastric disease to maintain gastric health and digestion. You can try:
eat regularly, 3x a day with snack interlude 2x between meals or if you are nauseous and have difficulty eating, try eating smaller / smaller portions but more often (eg every 4 hours)
avoid foods that are too spicy or acidic and other foods / drinks that can cause stomach wall irritation
manage stress by doing relaxation or running a hobby
do physical activity or exercise regularly. In addition to maintaining physical fitness, exercise is also proven to improve one's mood and can be a way to manage stress.
adequate rest, a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep a night
if heartburn or stomach complaints are felt, you can take medicine to treat stomach pain such as Antacids.
For your question, medications for gastric diseases such as antacids, ranitidine, etc. are best consumed before meals so that they can neutralize the acidic conditions in the stomach better (based on how to use it can be taken before or after meals). Ranitidine is one of the stomach medicine choices, where it works is by reducing the production of stomach acid. Consumption of apples alone is good for the body, and it is recommended that you continue to consume fruits (even better if it varies). Noteworthy is the time gap between taking ranitidine and food consumption. It is better to take this medicine with a distance of about 1 hour of food, and for its use can be consumed in accordance with doctor's advice. If you experience an allergic reaction (itching, redness, nausea, vomiting, etc.), stop taking the drug immediately and see your doctor.
There are several things that need to be considered from ulcer disease, such as pain that is felt to be very heavy, bloody bowel movements or blackness such as asphalt, excessive vomiting / vomiting, blood vomiting, weight loss without cause, and other severe complaints. If you experience any of these things, you should immediately consult a specialist in internal medicine or the nearest health facility.
That's all, hopefully it's useful. Always healthy.