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Feeling palpitation in food pipe. Should I be concerned? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Dec-2013
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User:hi Doctor
User:my question is
User:Hi, At times i feel some thing/palpitation (It could be gas or something else and the feeling stays for just seconds) in the food pipe.I would like to know if i should get it checked.
Doctor:Generally if the problem arises from heart it last over 10 minutes
Doctor:so your problem caould be in teh food pipe
User:its just for 2-3 sec
Doctor:so you can try with simple antacids
Doctor:like GELUSIL MPS tablet or simple syrup
Doctor:whenever it comes
Doctor:also try not to swallow air
Doctor:that causes bloating
User:how do i do it
Doctor:That means concentrate on what you eat
Doctor:do not talk or watch tv while you eat
User:i completely concentrate on my food when i eat
Doctor:No aerated drink
User:not at all
Doctor:ok that means you may not be swallowing air
Doctor:ok you can take the antacid
Doctor:and observe for few days
Doctor:and then check with the doctor
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:Do you have any query?
User:whn i first tym took a notice of this strange feeling
User:i consultted a doctor
User:and took an ECG but evry thing was normal
User:and also the doctor suggested that it cud because of stress
Doctor:ok fine
Doctor:stress does not appear it is a feeling
Doctor:so you can concentrate and try the ways to deal with it
Doctor:There are ways to do it
Doctor:you can talk to counselor
Doctor:by giving him situaitons
Doctor:he can guide you how to deal with them
User:yes doctor
Doctor:so put them in practice
User:thank you for you help
Doctor:Thank you for visiting
Doctor:Bye for now.
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