I am a male, 31, suffering from this problem for last 4 monthes or so. It always feel like air is trapped beneath my left rib cage. Had chest x ray 2 monthes back was normal.Doctor advised me one month back to have rabeloc RD daily 2 times and ditary changes. I have stopped taking oily and spicy food. i have cut down my dairy intake but no help.
I feel better if i pass flatulence. Now for quite some days i am feeling lightheadness, confusion, unable to concentrate.
My anxiety make the situation worse. i feel always anixious or go to panic attack while i am driving or sitting for long. I Take rabeloc RD and Resityl when i have panic attack.
I want to get rid of this feeling heaviness on chest.
You seem to be suffering from gastritis which is worsened by anxiety. Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. Drink lots of water and have small frequent meals.To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods. Do some form of exercoise daily.Reduce stress levels.Also you can take antacid as Rabeloc but if the symptoms are severe, then you may need drugs like proton pump inhibitors.
There may be a simpler explanation. The sensation of air trapped below the rib cage can be cause by air build up around a minor food obstruction in the intestines caused by drinking fizz drinks (beer, coke). If this is the cause then taking laxataves will fix the problem
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