I keep having a strange sensation below my sternum which makes me dizzy, This sensations is like a sudden warmth feels like somebody has opened a bottle of coke in my stomach then i go dizzy. I do have pac's is this related should i worry about it. I am due for a echocardiogram and i have had a ecg which was fine and my bloods were also fine. It seems more like a intermitent problem. Any One Help ion this please Sometimes this comes with sudden need to gasp ?
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The symptoms of warmth like coke bottle opening in the region below the sternum could be exacerbation of the GERD. It could also be due to hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into and a combination antibiotic tried.
Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
You should consult a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this if these tips reduce your symptoms.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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