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Why do I suffer from acidity and chest pain?

Q: I am a 25 years old male suffering from acidity accompanied by chest pain. The ECG and stress tests are normal and the doctor has asked me to take Acifix syrup, which hasn't helped me much. Of late, on a chemist’s advice, I have started taking Aceclokop plus and Acicon – 40, which have proven effective. Can I continue taking these medicines? Also, what is my actual problem?

A:It sounds like you have a condition called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Please follow the following steps:

  1. Reduce weight if you are overweight
  2. Take one tablet of Omeprazole, 20 mg a day
  3. Avoid large meals
  4. Stop smoking
  5. Go to bed after at least 2 hrs after meals

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