Mr. J. K. M. a naïve 33 years old diamond merchant visited our Borivali clinic on 14th August 2012. His patient identification number is 19967. He was suffering from Gastro esophageal reflux disorder since 4 – 5 years. He would often feel better by 2 – 3 months of allopathic medication, but it would invariably relapse. Now since 2 months he was continuously suffering from burning pain daily after meals or fasting. He would feel heaviness and pain in the abdomen after meals. There would be sour eructations with excessive salivation. His appetite had decreased. His stool frequency would be 2 – 3 times a day. He had stress regarding his business and this disease added to his stress. It had become difficult for him to concentrate on his work. His gastroscopy report was conclusive of GERD with gastritis. It would increase by irregular meal timings, in monsoon, sleeping on back and at night. He was taking few antacids since 20 days and did not find much improvement.
His appetite was reduced in the morning and increased in the evening. He liked sweets. His water intake was also less. He had difficulty to sweat. He was sensitive to warm temperature. His bowels were unsatisfactory.
He was staying in a nuclear family. His wife was a home maker. He had 2 sons; 7.5 years and 5 years old. His parents lived in other city.
He was reserved and calm at work. He would often express his anger on his family. He would feel irritable and stressed out due to work.
His father was suffering from high blood pressure. His mother and sister were also suffering from the same gastric complaints but in milder form. His paternal uncle was suffering from diabetes.
Dr. Shah prescribed few research based medicine after a detailed case study.
He reported on 19th September with 20% relief in his GERD. The frequency of pain had reduced to once a week as compared to daily. The pain would last for 15 – 20 minutes. He did not require any antacids to be taken to relieve the acidity. The appetite had improved. The stool was satisfactory.
He visited on 26th October and reported with around 40% improvement. He had not suffered from burning pain and heaviness since last 2 weeks. The sour eructations were also reduced.
After 4 months of medication he reported with 80% improvement in his GERD. He would occasional feel heaviness and burning pain. The sour eructations were better by 70%. His appetite had also improved. Irregular meal timings did not trigger his complaints. His stress was also reduced as the medicines helped in modulating his stress coping system.
He has been advised to continue the medicines to be able to overcome this illness completely. He is confident that he will be cured completely.
Uploaded on 4th April 2013 by Dr. M. N. P