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Hello Doctor , Good Morning
I have this condition for the past seven years ,
Good morning. Please explain.
i get numbness very quickly , eg i can't sit with crossed legs for a long time , my legs get numbness very quickly
and i have pain in my chest , i couldn't explain it , i feel like there is pressure in that area and if i expand my chest it goes and it feels like knuckle cracking
both these problems came together i think , i have been experiencing this since my college days , i consulted doctors twice , they took tests EEG, ECG , X XXXXXXX , every thing came out normal
Other than this i do not have any problems doctor,
can it be cured ?
May I know your age?
Do you smoke?
How frequently do you get the chest pains?
I'm 24 now , no i do not smoke or drink
Is there any factor that triggers this pain?
i couldn't say how frequently , bcoz its there like always
its more like pressure not pain
some days its not there , but i have noticed that at times when i work more or exercise i feel it
You mentioned that some days it is not there - can you describe those days?
I mean did you notice any factors that eases the pain?
No Doctor , i have not noticed any factors, i did not have the pain yesterday all day , but when i woke up today morning it was there , but now its gone
factors that eases the pain , i can say sleeping
Which part of the chest aches?
right at the centre
Does the pain worsen or reduce after food?
its more like dull ache
Let me brief you.
1. The numbness that you describe is quite normal.
It occurs due to pressure on the blood vessels and nerves.
Perhaps your body anatomy (structural makeup) is causing the symptoms to occur at a short interval. But if the symptoms recovery to normal, then I do not think you need to worry about it.
If you wish to get it checked, then I suggest you to consult your doctor and get your arterial pulse checked in your limbs.
Doppler and other test can be done after the initial check up.
Are you following?
but its not only in my limbs , my hands and other parts of the body too , and i did not have this problem few years back ,
If the numbness arises shortly after events that cause compression - such as crossing of legs or sleeping in some uncomfortable position
then those are normal.
ok Doctor ,
since you mentioned , i also noticed that i get pain in the chest area when i sit in an uncomfortable position
Sitting cross legs/after sleeping with an outstretched hands are two examples where this pressure compression theory produces the numbness.
Do you get numbness spontaneously without any reasons too?
only during the situations you mentioned
but its quick
Ok, considering the numbness occurs only after some position changes, it could be due to compressive pressure changes as mentioned above.
This is a normal phenomena and you need not be concerned.
2. Now, about the chest pain.
your description of symptoms are not suggestive of any serious organic medical problem.
Are you there?
Since basic investigations such as ECG and X-ray is normal, the possibility of serious lung and heart conditions causing this pain is less likely.
reflex esophagus , what is that doctor ?
When you get to see your doctor the next time, discuss about these 3 possibilities with him/her.
Here, the content of the stomach - acid and indigested food - get refluxed into the food pipe.
This can irritate the inner layer of food pipe (esophagus) and cause discomfort.
In layman's term we describe this condition as heart burn.
my eating pattern is a bit erratic and often my stomach is filled with gas, can it be because of this
oh , so i should eat properly then
The management of the condition starts with a simple test known as upper GI endoscopy to confirm the condition.
Life style changes include regulating your dietary timings, eating a simple and less spicy food, avoiding erratic food timings, involving in early morning exercise, good sleep, reducing beverages, etc.
Sleeping with head end elevated also can be helpful.
instead of gelusil is there any natural remedy for this , doctor ?
Besides this reflux esophagitis, the other 2 conditions muscular aches and stress related feature also need to be considered as the cause.
Ok doctor , these problems does bother me , but do you suggest immediate medical attention ?
will it lead to a bigger problem ?
Banana, ginger, cuminum (jeera) have antacid properties. A single banana or water boiled with ginger/cuminum can serve as antacid.
As the problem is present since awhile, I would suggest you to consult a physician and discuss your chest pain in detail.
He/she can also review the investigations done.
do i consult a general physician ?
After the initial check up, you can consider upper GI endoscopy to exclude reflux esophagitis.
You can consult a physician and if needed he/she refer you to the right specialist.
i'll consult a physician asap
Do you have any questions?
Not now doctor , i'll follow what you suggested and hope to get these cured
Thank you so much for your time Doctor ,
You are welcome.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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