This factsheet is about indigestion
The nerves that control the organs include not only the nerves that lie within the muscles of the organs but also the nerves of the spinal cord and brain. Many people are able to identify specific foods that provoke their indigestion. Despite this known fact, there are few foods whose avoidance can be universally recommended since not all people with indigestion have trouble with the same foods. There also are no foods or diets that can be recommended for preventing indigestion other than those that eliminated foods that provoke symptoms. Since the heart sits near the stomach, there often is confusion about what is causing lower chest or upper abdominal pain.
Anyone can get indigestion. You can get it on occasion, or it can be an ongoing problem. The symptoms and causes vary by case. If there is no known cause for indigestion, it is referred to as functional dyspepsia. If you have heartburn often and it is severe, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
I can’t begin to remember the last time I had a full nights sleep. I have had symptoms like this for several years and within the last year I feel like I am in constant pain. I found out 3 weeks ago that I have Barrett’s Esophagus, my mother and 4 of her sisters/brother have Barrett’s or GERD, my grandfather died of esophageal cancer.
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To do this, don’t eat in the last three hours before bedtime and don’t drink in the last two hours before bedtime. If you raise the head of the bed by 10-15 cm (with sturdy blocks or bricks under the bed’s legs), this will help gravity to keep acid from refluxing into the gullet (oesophagus). The chemicals from cigarettes relax the sphincter muscle and make acid reflux more likely. Symptoms may ease if you are a smoker and stop smoking.
It has been the struggle of my life. . I am on medications which vary in results and length of the total results. Now the nagging problem has become so severe that when I am sleeping, . my stomach contents come out my mouth and nose.}.
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- You should be able to maintain a good quality of life and limit the pain in your back and elsewhere with treatment and lifestyle changes.
- It will usually be a pressure, ache or tight band of pain on the left side of your chest.
Pancreatic cancer can make you feel or be sick (nausea and vomiting). If you are over 60, have lost weight and have nausea or vomiting, your GP should refer you for a scan within two weeks. Pancreatic cancer can cause oily, floaty poo – which is known as steatorrhoea. Poo may be large, pale, smell horrible and can be difficult to flush down the toilet.
The surgeon described it as a grade one (the lowest of 4 grades, I believe). Nevertheless, he has instructed me to double up on the PPI at least until he schedules a repeat endoscopy in 6 months (and I strongly suspect he will then recommend my staying on that regimen for life.) He claims that many my age (77) are on this dosage of a proton pump inhibitor for the long term without ill effect, and he says my complete lack of symptoms is due to the fact that my reflux does not reach high enough for me to be aware of it. Still, I am very apprehensive about this high dosage every day, although after a week on this increased dosage I have experienced only slight, intermittent stomach pain but more frequent nighttime bloating and gas. I have read that this high dosage, at my age, can make one more susceptible to fractures (blocks absorption of calcium?) and I am an active skier. I wish I could get some independent advice on this.
Type 1 diabetes usually occurs during childhood, while type 2 diabetes occurs during adulthood, however, rates of both types of diabetes in children, adolescents, and teens is increasing. More men than women have diabetes in the US, and the disease can affect men differently than women.Warning symptoms of diabetes that men have and women do not include low testosterone (low-t), sexual problems, impotence (erectile dysfunction), decreased interest in sex, and retrograde ejaculation. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes symptoms and signs that are the same in men and women include skin infections, numbness or tingling in the feet or hands, nausea, excessive hunger or thirst, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, weight gain, weight loss, urinary tract infections (URIs), and kidney problems. Treatment for type 1 diabetes is insulin, and treatment for type 2 diabetes are lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet, getting exercise daily, and if necessary, diabetes medications. Another area of active research is relaxation of the muscles of the stomach for the treatment of dyspepsia.
Diabetes Symptoms in MenDiabetes mellitus is a disease in which a person’s blood sugar (blood glucose) is either too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia) due to problems with insulin regulation in the body. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2.
Lying down or bending over makes the symptoms worse. Up until about 5 years ago I had experienced periodic (but not frequent) heartburn and was occasionally aware of acid reflux. A day I used to treat myself with up to 6 or 8 Tums.
About 3 days after taking the medication I stopped vomiting completely. Itâ€™s crazy that it took 9 years to diagnose me and fix me. I was so sick of waking up every morning just to vomit, I began thinking this is hell, and I donâ€™t want to deal with this any more I wanted to give up! I am so happy that I found a doctor that actually sits down and talks and actually cares, not a specialist who is in and out giving me 3 minutes to explain whatâ€™s going on and to have to pay $200 a visit for 3 minutes of their time.
These include resting, applying ice and taking pain relievers. Proton pump acid and inhibitors blockers can help to treat heartburn, GERD, and ulcers. Treatment for pain after eating depends on the underlying cause back. Common treatments below are listed.