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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi Doc, I wanna know that what tests shall I undergo if i experience a pain in heart?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   1.ECG
Doctor :   2.Echocardiography
Doctor :   3.Certain blood tests like-
Doctor :   Lipid profile,
Doctor :   Blood sugar levels,
User :   Hi Doc.. let me explain you in detail
Doctor :   Cardiac enzymes/mrkers
User :   EGC was done last month as a part of medical check up of insurance policy
Doctor :   etc..
User :   it was ok, so was Lipid profile
User :   i have gas issues as well.. many people says that it could be because of gas
Doctor :   Yes
User :   if ECG and Lipid are ok, then also does it mean that the pain still could be because of some issues in the heart?
User :   Blood sugure is also normal
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   once ECG is good
Doctor :   we start looking for noncardiac causes
User :   i m just 29 and because of tight schedule, do not do much physical workout
User :   last year, my lipid profile shot up mariginally from the normal levels
User :   but now lipid and both ECG are ok
Doctor :   Thats good
User :   so how can i be sure that I do not have a beginning of any heart related issyes
User :   but the pain now happens quite frequently
Doctor :   How much is your BP?
User :   normal levels
Doctor :   Where exactly does it ache? when?
User :   Its random, could be at any point of day and its around where you observe the heartbeat
Doctor :   Is it related to meals in any way?
User :   as in?
Doctor :   Before or after
Doctor :   meals?
User :   no fixed pattern
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Gastritis
Doctor :   shows its pain
Doctor :   in exactly the same region that you explained
Doctor :   in most patients
Doctor :   The only way that we Doctors differentiate it from
Doctor :   heart related problems
Doctor :   is by doing an ECG
User :   hmm ok, i m very paronoid about all these things...
Doctor :   We give the patient a shot of
Doctor :   antacids
Doctor :   intravenous
Doctor :   & then get the ECG done
User :   aan ok
Doctor :   Most of the cases subside by the time ECG is read or a few minutes thereafter
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   so what do i do then in this case? i am just worried
User :   No Smoke, no Tobocco, No Drugs
User :   Drinks casually, once in 2 months - 2 or 3 pegs at max
Doctor :   Are you on treatment for any illnesses?
User :   no treatment, clear medical history
User :   but
Doctor :   How much coffee or tea do you consume?
User :   Coffee, 1 or 2 times in a month
User :   Tea, 1 or 2 times in a day
User :   I have been eating lot of fatty food since last 2 years because i am a outstation candidate
Doctor :   Are you drinking enough water daily?
User :   fatty as in Wada pao, Pizzas, Burgers, etc
User :   yes, 1.5 liters minmum
Doctor :   Oh, si you know that theses could insite both gastritis as well as heart problems, dont you?
User :   ya i now know, previously i was not aware.. so i m now very consious and now married as well, so eating proper home made food only
Doctor :   Ok, here is what you have to do hereafter
Doctor :   1. Get good amount of exercise daily
Doctor :   2. Drink plenty of water
User :   Recently my distant relative has undergone 2 valve replacement, so i m more worried after that
User :   1. ok, noted
User :   2. Noted
Doctor :   3. Have a healthy diet- regular meals with adequate
Doctor :   Fruits & vegetables, and curds with every meal
User :   3. Noted, doing also these days
User :   4. Noted
Doctor :   4. Avoid spicy/fatty/junk foods
Doctor :   5. Next time you get the pain, take an antacid immediately & drink plenty of water
User :   you know Doc, i m still very spectical. If i need to ask you that even though i have no past history of any illness or no symptoms of any heart deasease, which tests will ensure that I have no heart problems and my heart is working fine
Doctor :   Take either Tab.Omez or Tab Rantac
User :   beacause this pain is now stealing my sleep and mental peace
Doctor :   Echocardiography
User :   do u have any idea how much does it cost>?
Doctor :   A few thousands
Doctor :   depends on where you do it

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