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"I was diagonised of HBP in 2008. Been on medication as much as regular work life balance routine. Tho so can't vouch for my diet regime as I eat out a lot in the office. My worry is that my pot belly has been potruding of late. How do I reduce this. I have also been belching involuntary & uncontrollably for the last 2 years. What can be the root cause? "

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    A 41 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I was diagonised of HBP in 2008. Been on medication as much as regular work life balance routine. Tho so can't vouch for my diet regime as I eat out a lot in the office. My worry is that my pot belly has been potruding of late. How do I reduce this. I have also been belching involuntary & uncontrollably for the last 2 years. What can be the root cause?
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    GoodAfternoon, you have to ensure you watch your diet because eating much junk food and oily diet with much carbohydrate with less exercise will ultimately result in truncal obesity which is the pot belly you are referring to. So I'll advise you engage in more excercise, eat less carbohydrates and junk food. This will help. You should also ensure you take your drugs as prescribed to avoid complications associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure like stroke, kidney failure and even eye problem. The belching results from the air that is taken in while swallowing or when you are bloated from indigestion. Ensure you eat more fruits to aid in digestion and more vegetables too. Take care
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    A 41 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I do 6KM of brisk walk occasionally let's say weekends only as I have to get to the office earl. I have a particular phobia for proper gym work out as I have this feeling strenous gym exercise might just my heart. I want to believe the 6KM brisk walk is ok hence I can be consistent and do it twice a week -Saturday & Sundays. I am not satisfied with your submission in the belching even my Cardio has not been able to explain this. I involuntarily belch 5X within a spate of 5-7 minutes. It embarrases me in office meetings.
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    The 6km walk will be enough exercise, gym exercise isn't always supposed to be too strenuous too. Regarding the belching, do you have peptic ulcer disease? Helicobacter pylori infection and peptic ulcer disases has been associated with persistent belching. You should monitor your diet closely and be observant if some diets are associated with the persistent belching. Especially breakfast and dinner of the previous night. Take care
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    A 41 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    Thank you Doc. I don't have Ulcer of any form. I will pay keen attention to my diet. Thank you
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    Alright sir. Hopefully we would be able to find a solution in the diet. Have a nice day and splendid week ahead.
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    A 41 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    For a while now I do not sleep well. I wake up around 3:27am daily to ease myself and would never sleep again. This makes me fatigued at work and gives me blurred vision. It also has affected my productivity at work.
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    Goodmorning, it happens to everybody ones in awhile commonly when you have unresolved issues that your mind keeps wandering about when you wake up making you unable to fall back to sleep. But if this isn't the case, you should have your blood pressure checked but if it's well regulated you will be prescribed sleeping tablet. I would be able to prescribe it for you on this platform because you will be needing a doctor's written prescription to purchase the drug. Take care and have a wonderful day at work.
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