Gastroenterology/GERD/ULCER?

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Hello, Dr. Melamed...
I am a 57-year-old female 5'2" 115 lbs.
Approximately five years ago, I began experiencing upper middle
abdominal gnawing pain.  Negative ultrasound for gallstones, etc.  Endoscopy revealed small "healed" ulcer I'd been self-treating with Omeprazole out of desperation two weeks prior to test.  Negative H. Pylori.  Was also informed by dentist I had acid reflux.  Had bad flare up lately.  Having poor appetite and consequent weight loss for six months at least.  Had ultrasound today of entire abdomen with no signs of issues (pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder, etc.).  Negative on colonoscopy.  I still am suffering with upper GI pain burping, and stool changes all over the place, with intermittent diarrhea spells/green stool.  I am seeking a non-drug answer, as I don't believe Omeprazole is a viable option for longer than a few weeks.  I also have osteoporosis.  I've never tested for food sensitivities, etc. Desperate for another approach.  Any suggestions will be seriously considered!  Thank you.

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Dear, Sylvia!

At first, be relaxed because the stress may cause many bad things.

What came to my mind after your question?

Good news is you do not have structural damages of your GI tract.

But you have the five years of the digestive symptoms similar to functional gastrointestinal disorders when the lab and visual tests are OK but the problems with digestion persist.  There are many reasons for your condition.  It can be low function of the pancreas and bile, chronic pancreatitis, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction,  GERD with bile reflex, dysbiosis (SIBO, Candida-yeast overgrowth), food sensitivity or intolerance, hormonal changes in menopause, parasites, metabolic acidosis, side effects of drugs, medication, alcohol, harmful diet, etc.

I work in gastroenterology field 40 years. I have EBook and many medical and popular articles about functional digestive disorders. To know more, please Google your symptoms and my name. I do not believe that stomach acid suppressants are safe to you, especially if you mention the osteoporosis. Your condition can be improved without medications.

I may be helpful if you believe in the non-drug treatment. I do phone consultation all over the globe. http://www.biotherapy-clinic.com/phone-consultations.html

I wish you good health.

Sincerely,

Peter Melamed. Ph.D.

Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 409-3939
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Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

Publications
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 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236176#/longdescr 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 http://pancreas.imedpub.com/chronic-metabolic-acidosis-destroys-pancreas.pdf 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 http://pancreas.imedpub.com/short-review-of-our-work--chronic-metabolic-acidosis-destroys-pancreas-with-focus-on-the-functional-exocrine-pancreatic-disorders.pdf 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 http://www.townsendletter.com/AugSept2015/acid0815.html 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 http://www.smgebooks.com/chronic-pancreatitis/chapters/CP-15-01.pdf

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MD, Ph.D. in the medical science and also LicAc, RN

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