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Heaviness and discomfort in chest with acidity problem. Heart problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I am 39 yrs old
Doctor:Please proceed
User:Last few days I have been feeling heaviness in the centre of my Chest
User:I normally have an Acidity problem
User:I have been taking PAN 40 to reduce it.
User:THough it seems better, the heaviness still seems to be there
User:Do you think it could be anything related to heart?
Doctor:I understand your concern
Doctor:Heart related concerns do not last this long
Doctor:They are acute, and mostly always make the patient seek emergency care
Doctor:In your case,I think it is exacerbation of the Gastritis
Doctor:Have you got your endoscopy done?
User:Oh ok. That relieves me a bit :-)
Doctor:Please consider getting it done
Doctor:You must also follow healthy diet to keep away from acidity
User:Thanks a ton. Wht type of food should i avoid and what type of food should I have for acidity?
Doctor:You should avoid spicy, high fat, high oil food
User:oh ok
Doctor:Also you must avoid alcohol and smoking if you do so
Doctor:You must drink more and more of water
User:fortunately i dont drink or smoke
Doctor:Take mostly vegetables and salads
Doctor:That is great
User:how do i distinguis between a heart ailment and acidity?
Doctor:The chest pain due to heart ailment will last longer than 30 mins
Doctor:it is excruciating pain
Doctor:It will be invariably associated with excessive sweating
Doctor:Patient can't breathe well most of the times
User:and the hands will also pain i guess, esp left hand. Am I right?
Doctor:radiating pain to left inner arm
User:oh thanks. i think that clarifies my query.
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
User:but this heaviness is quite disturbing too
Doctor:Yes, it is
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Get an upper GI endoscopy done
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
Doctor:We shall call you and guide you further
User:My Cell no is 0000
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:Please give us some time while we call you
User:sure. Many thnks Dr XXXXXXX You have been really helpful
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:And you are welcome anytime
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:bye for now
User:Thanks again.. Good bye
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