The Feeling Of Burning And Burning In The Body Has Been A Week?
A good afternoon. Sorry beforehand, maybe my explanation is a bit long. R nI have been experiencing heat from inside the body for a week from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, but when measured with a thermometer the results are normal. I have taken paracetamol medicine to reduce the fever but it doesn’t heal either. Last Saturday, I went to the hospital for a consultation with an internal medicine doctor, he said I had heartburn because I like to eat spicy food and I like that. He has also given me a gastric acid drug called Lansoprazole 30mg and Motilium Domperidone 10mg to relieve heat in the body. I have been taking the drug for 3 days it feels hot in my body not healed nor is it still the same as before. The thing I want to ask is from my explanation above, what kind of pain do I have, doctor? Should I do a blood test to find out what kind of pain I have? Then if I want to see a doctor, what department do I have to go to? Please explain, doctor. thank you
Hi Lydia, thank you for your question
Maybe what you mean is a burning, burning sensation in the chest. If this condition is what you are complaining about, according to the results of the examination by an internal medicine specialist who examined you before, it is likely that it leads to disorders in the digestive tract, especially related to stomach acid disease. In medical language, this condition is called GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is caused by acid reflux into the esophagus due to dysfunction of the muscle loop in the lower part of the esophagus (LES). Under normal conditions, the LES will close so that stomach acid and food do not rise back up into the esophagus.
Generally, GERD can be confirmed by physical examination. However, in certain cases, such as old age or weight loss for no apparent reason, GERD should be confirmed by endoscopic examination, which is inserting a flexible camera tube through the mouth into the stomach, to confirm the presence of a wound on the esophageal wall. Treatment for GERD is gradual, starting from adopting a healthy lifestyle to consuming single or combination drugs. Here's a suggestion for you:
eat on a regular schedule you should eat small portions but increase the frequency (5-6 times a day) avoid foods that are too spicy, acidic, also fatty foods make it a habit not to lie down or sleep immediately after eating, you should sit up straight or take a walk for 30-60 minutes keep your body weight within the ideal range because obesity or overweight will increase the risk of GERD regular exercise If the complaints you feel do not get better, go back to the doctor who previously examined you. The doctor will evaluate the course of the disease. The doctor will also perform additional examinations if necessary, such as blood tests and ultrasound of the abdominal cavity, and prescribe additional drugs according to your health condition.
So, hopefully it's useful