How can burning sensation in stomach be treated?
Q: I am a 27 years old man having a bloated stomach but I still feel like eating something and every time I eat, I get a burning sensation in the lower part of my stomach. The pain starts under the left rib cage and moves to the lower part of the stomach. Every once in a while I also get the same burning sensation without eating too. I have had this pain for the last 2 days. I went out drinking at a party and the following day I had a hangover and I vomited probably more than 10 times. I tried to drink some water and a few minutes later it came right up. A couple of the vomits seemed to have a lot of acid as the vomit burned my throat as well as my lips. I didn't eat or drink anything the day after the party because I couldn't keep anything down. The following day I felt better and was able to keep food and drink down, but I felt a burning sensation in my stomach after eating. My throat hurts a bit. If I just swallow without any food or drinking in my mouth I don't feel the pain. It is only when I actually ingest something I feel the pain. I feel some relief when I belch, but if I try to force a belch I get the burning sensation again. Please advise.
A:It sounds like you have a condition called GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), which means that acid from your stomach is backing up into your food pipe (esophagus). Please take the following steps:
- Take Omeprazole 20 mg in morning before breakfast on an empty stomach.
- Loose weight if you are overweight.
- Avoid heavy meals.
- Avoid going to bed for at least 2 hrs after a meal.
- You can stop all the other medications.