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Gastroenterologist suggested for chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I soemtimes, get some pain in my left side of the chest. After usualy goes down, after the gas has gone out..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have taken the ECG and the chest Xray as well and the reports are normal.
User :   Is this something to do with the food that I take?
User :   I am 26 years old, a male
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   I have been to an A&E and they have told that the heart is normal
User :   From Feb this year
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure?
Doctor :   Are you on regular medications?
User :   The last time I checked, my sugar was 136, and doctor told me to take glycephage twice a day. I took it for a week,and then it came down to 101, So I am taking one in two days only.
User :   The blood pressure is normal..
User :   My dad and Mom are diabetic though
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   Stricly No..
User :   is there something that I would need to be worried about?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you find any factors that causes the symptoms ?
User :   Sorry, I didnt get you..
Doctor :   I mean, do you find any factors such as a particular food that aggravates your symptoms?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yeah, sometimes Dhal and Potatos
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Since cardiac examination and ECG's were normal, you may be suffering from non cardiac chest pain.
Doctor :   Gastritis and acid reflux is one of the most important condition apart from stress which are responsible for such non cardiac chest pain.
Doctor :   And yes, such conditions can be prevented with diet changes and lifestyle changes.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you those measures/changes
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   Yes, that would be really helpfull..
Doctor :   1. You need to follow a strict time schedule of eating habits - avoid irregularities as well as skipping food.
Doctor :   2. Avoid any spicy, oily, deep fried diet.
Doctor :   3. Restrict consuming caffeine - such as coffee, tea or any other beverages
Doctor :   4. Avoid eating to the brink, you need to stop just a before you feel full.
Doctor :   5. Avoid going to the bed/lying down immediately after a meal
Doctor :   5. Be regular with your sleep.
Doctor :   6. Destressing measures such as early morning exercises - weight losing exercises, proper sleep, yoga, meditation.
Doctor :   7. These measures often help in preventing symptoms - rarely medical drugs are needed.
Doctor :   If symptoms persist inspite of these measures than you need the following
Doctor :   a. Antacid syrups such as Syp gelusil to be used before meals for a week
Doctor :   2. Gastroenterologist consultation/ liver function test with or without endoscopy may be needed.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes, have followed most of it, but will try to follow the rest of this.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Sorry, am in the Uk now, is there any equivalent to Gelucil here?
Doctor :   You may ask for an antacid syrup. Syp Mucaine gel is an alternative.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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