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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   hey, Im a 23 yr old male. 170lbs. very active. my problem is i have heart palpitations. I have hade stress test.ex-ray & echo. the problem seems to be trigerd after i eat anything greasy or fried. usally with fullnes feeling. any insite would be helpfull. its ben going on for several years.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   such a presentation can be expected in Acid peptic disease
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   You need a Upper G I endoscopy
Doctor :   Gastritis , may be with ulcers
User :   had one a year ago. no ulcers
Doctor :   i would ask you to repeat it again , because the plexus of the nerves around the stomach are mixed and overlapped with the ones for heart, hence is a likely possibility
Doctor :   since the ECG and ECHO are normal i would consider the heart to be normal
User :   so is it any reason for consern? it is also worse when stooping or layin down
Doctor :   yes, thats typical
Doctor :   but not serious
Doctor :   curable , needs an endoscopy to confirm
User :   thanks. anthing else?
Doctor :   and try to have tums / any oral antacids and see the difference
User :   But why does it effect the heart rythem?
Doctor :   the nerves control the rhythm
Doctor :   the same nerve controls the acid out put of the stomach
Doctor :   Its Vagus nerve
User :   Thank you. very helpfull.
Doctor :   you are welocme
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thanks you to.
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