The cough in esophagitis

The cough in esophagitis

Xenia asks:

Hello. A cough for 2 years. Passed all sorts of examinations and diagnoses ranging from asthma and ending with bronchitis. In the end, was diagnosed with esophagitis. Drink «Nolpaza» 20 mg 1 time per day. Cut 28 days — improved condition. Then there was a break. Now I drink 2 months, but I cough and choke like this, but less. How could I live with that? I need to have a baby.

The answer of the doctor:

Hello, Xenia.

In this situation, if the diagnosis was indeed set correctly (deleted all lung diseases, heart disease is also sometimes accompanied by a cough, not endured whooping cough, helminthiasis were surveyed) helps long-term treatment, which is not only about using medicines.

It is important to clarify a few points:

  • when it starts to cough (morning, night, during sleep, more during the day);
  • do you connect it with anything (after a meal, especially when eating spicy dishes, for example);
  • except for the cough, which still has complaints.
  • During the period of treatment «Nolpaza» we need to take 20 mg, and 40 mg. In the first case, dose support, it is often prescribed for treatment after a massive main course of therapy.

    One of the main principles of treatment of esophagitis is the correct behavior. What does it mean?

    1. Follow a diet. Do not eat spicy, salty, smoked. Limit sweets, eat them on an empty stomach. Banned drinks such as coffee, strong tea, any sodas, store-bought juices. Fruits and vegetables eat 30 minutes before a meal. They increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and can provoke coughing, so half an hour later they need to «seize» the main food. Divide the number of meals to 5 or 6 times, but the portions must be small so as not to create burden.
    2. Do not lie down immediately after eating. Within 30-40 minutes you have to sit, to walk. Even after a light snack, do not bend so as not to create strain on the lower esophageal sphincter.
    3. Do not wear tight belts or compressive clothing, it additionally puts pressure on the digestive organs.
    4. Go to sleep in the bed with a raised head end.
    5. Can’t eat too hot or cold foods, foods that are hard tolerated by the body: mushrooms, barley, all sorts of supplements. Prefer steamed, boiled and baked food.
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    These are General recommendations, but their implementation is the basis for the treatment of esophagitis.