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Why do I have acidity on an empty stomach?

Q: I am a 25 years old man. I neither smoke nor drink. I got a liver function test done after I got fever. The test said that I had some SMPT problem which improved after 15 days. I got very stressed by this as I am a cricket player and have never fallen ill earlier. Later, I also experienced pain and heart burn. The endoscopy showed H. pylori and swelling of the stomach. I took medicines for 2 weeks and then I stopped them. I have given up spicy food and I am doing exercises, but after 1.5 years I still have acidity and pain in the stomach, with gas formation, especially on an empty stomach.

A:It sounds like you have non-ulcer dyspepsia, which means symptoms like an ulcer in the absence of an ulcer. This is nothing to worry about and essentially you do not need any treatment. However, you can take a tablet Omeprazole 20 mg a day for a few days whenever you have increase in your symptoms.


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