Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is the burning sensation in my stomach due to acidity?

Is the burning sensation in my stomach due to acidity?

Q: Two months back, I felt a burning sensation in my stomach (just above stomach) after meal or breakfast. I observed that it was due to having spicy food or chilli in the food. When I omitted chilli from my food, I was feeling totally normal. I continued without chilli for some days and then I consulted a physician. He told me that it is due to acidity and advised me MI 5 KIT for seven days and two capsules of OMEZ 20 per day. He advised me to take the medicines for 20 days and asked me to start taking a little amount of red chilli in food. I followed his instruction and feeling well till date. I also extended the 20 day course to 30 days on my own and I am about to compete 30 days. Kindly advise me the future course of action. Can I discontinue OMEZ? Will my problem recur? Is it really acidity, as without taking chilli in food, I am not having any problem at all. Kindly advise.

A:Your symptoms of burning in the stomach, especially after having chilli, is suggestive of acid-peptic disorder. Although it is not proven that foods containing chilli are a cause for ulcer disease of stomach, I have seen many individuals who complain of aggravation of their gastric symptoms after consuming spicy food items. This is also seen in those who suffer from Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. I suggest that you should have an upper GI endoscopy to find out the exact nature of your disease. Sometimes, an infection with a bacteria called H. pylori can be the cause of acid-peptic disease. This can be diagnosed on endoscopy, and a two-week course of antibiotics can cure this.

RELATED FAQ

................... Advertisement ...................

   

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

World Pharmacists Day 2017: A Brief History of Pharmacy And Pharmacists In India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:00:16 IST
September 25th is observed as the World Pharmacists Day every year. Here's a brief history of how the profession of pharmacy and pharmacists came into being in India.

Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Eman Ahmed Dies In Abu Dhabi

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:30:17 IST
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, once known as the world's heaviest woman, died at the Burjee Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Monday. She hailed from Egypt and weighed approximately 500 kg.

Sexual Harassment By Coworkers Causes More Severe Depression

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:30:18 IST
Employees who are sexually harassed by work colleagues may develop more severe symptoms of depression than those who experience harassment by clients or customers, a study has found.

Smartphone Apps To Cure Depression?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:30:18 IST
From connecting us to the world, giving us important information from all the corners to entertaining us, smartphones today pretty much sort our lives out. But what if we told you that your handy little device can also help treat serious mental problems as such depression?

Multi-Gene Test May Better Predict Who Will Suffer From Dementia

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:30:38 IST
A new test that combines the effects of over two dozen gene mutations - which individually lead to only a small increased risk of Alzheimer's disease - can better predict who will suffer from dementia or cognitive decline, scientists say.