The Cause Is Often Heartburn Such As Heartburn?
Hello Doctor, I’m Lanin, I’m 24 years old. I am a private employee who can be busy and cannot control diet well. Symptoms that I often experience this last 1 month are, get tired, weak, heartburn, such as stomach ulcers, and kdg pain to the back of the back. Even though the doctor’s medication consumption has not improved, and I also feel awry when eating, the contents remain sick. Do you think my style is normal or not? And what is the indication of the disease?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Heartburn is a complaint that is quite often experienced by the people of Indonesia. Heartburn can be caused by several causes, such as heartburn / dyspepsia syndrome, acid reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers, early symptoms of appendicitis, or can also be a sign of narrowing of the heart arteries. Heartburn caused by dyspepsia syndrome is generally heartburn that feels painful or like burning accompanied by flatulence, nausea, and vomiting, whereas GERD is usually a complaint also accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth or a burning sensation along the chest due to stomach acid rising into the esophagus, and gastric ulcer usually the above complaints are accompanied by black bowel or melena or vomiting blood. Heartburn caused by heart disease, generally heartburn or chest pain is felt like a translucent burning to the back, radiating to the jaw to the arm that can arise after doing activities and is influenced by several risk factors such as obesity, history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol , diabetes, and have a family history of heart disease. While the risk factors for heartburn, GERD, and gastric ulcer include:
Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, consuming too much caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, eating too fast or too much.
Irregular eating habits, eating foods that are too acidic or too spicy
Having H.pylori infection
Stress or psychological factors
Taking drugs that can irritate the stomach wall, such as antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) commonly used to reduce pain, and others.
Symptoms of heartburn generally can heal by itself, but if the complaints are felt to be increasingly heavy, disappear continuously arise, or there is no improvement at all after taking the drug, you should consult a doctor for a direct examination. The doctor will ask questions related to complaints, physical examination, and supporting examinations if needed such as blood tests, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG, and others. Handling is tailored to the cause of the complaint. To reduce and prevent complaints, you should eat small but frequent meals, eat soft foods first, avoid foods that can irritate the stomach, such as foods that are too spicy, oily, bersantan, also avoid smoking, caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, and should control risk factors as mentioned above. If the heartburn is accompanied by black bowel movements, blood vomiting, or heartburn accompanied by heart palpitations, excessive chest pain that radiates to the back, arms, and jaw should not be delayed to see a doctor.
Thus, hopefully it helps.