Gastroenterology/upper gas


Hi Dr. Melamed,

I am a relatively healthy 44 year old women.  About three years ago I developed extreme thick white mucus after eating, and especially worse in the morning & evening (chest CT normal. About a two years ago, I started developing what i only can describe as constant trapped upper gas.  Every few minutes, i am constantly burping or feel the need to burp.  Unfortunately, the pressure builds so badly, that unless I walk around and contort my body to burp this gas out, I feel like a tight band is squeezing my chest....and I always feel in 'heart attack mode.'  Once I burp it out, it isn't long after that another 'gas bubble' forms.  I feel like I am in hell.  Over the past six months, I've also developed daily extreme heartburn.  I had an upper endoscopy done three months ago that was normal...although the doctor said based on my symptoms I probably have GERD.  The ppi's work for the heartburn, but the constant gas never goes away. I've read numerous accounts of people on-line having the same thing, but no real answers.  Any insights as to why this is happening?
Thanks in advance!!!

Dear Valerie
Your condition is not something new in medicine.
Constant gas and burping may show improper digestion, persistent fermentation and weakness of    the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) - the valve between stomach and esophagus. I do not know your medical date, but I can presume dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrowth, SIBO-small intestine bacterial overgrowth). “Extreme thick white mucus after eating” usually symptoms of an overgrowth of the Candida albicans. Alba means white in Latin. I send you to my EBook” Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You” Part 1. You may find a lot of information such as why you are sick, what is dysbiosis, Candida, and more.
Another symptom may show pancreatic involvement. No doubt for me that pancreas also is a part of your problems.
I believe that your condition is curable without medication. PPI is symptomatic treatment, but in the long run can Couse more harm than good.
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It will be unprofessional to give you medical advice without knowing your medical dates.
If you experience pains, I can give good advice if you fill up the Biotherapy’s Patient Questionnaire and send it to me by email or fax.

After that, call to my office for a phone consultation. I help many with your situation.

Have good health.

Peter Melamed. Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic in San Francisco
Phone: (415) 409-3939
Fax: (415) 409-3909


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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