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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   This is Dr XXXXXXXX here.
User :   gd mng
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   yesterday night at close to 4.10am i felt a pain in my chest..close to my heart....
User :   little pain..not which was continuing....for a say around an hr or so...i took one antacid....and then went to sleep
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yesterday i had lunch outside which was quite oily....was that due to this
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain - did you feel like a burning sensation?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   37
User :   pain was like as someone is applying pressure..slightly
User :   in fact..i can still feel ignorable.....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   were you sweating when this pain occurred?
Doctor :   Did you feel breathless, palpitation when the pain happened?
User :   no..infact..i was not liking the fan i stopped it for sometime and felt better
Doctor :   Do you have history of similar symptoms in the past?
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol?
User :   no to diabetes, chol is in range..however bp average is 130/90
User :   triglyceride come on higher side..though
User :   just had tea in offce..i ve started burping......
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
User :   off late i ve seen that my walking speed has gone down drastically..i walk slow..some 2 yrs back it was quite a fast wt is currently 80kgs.....i m really bogged down by this...
User :   is there any link in all this
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   sure
Doctor :   The pain that you describe is not typical of cardiac pain.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   it could have been a gastric pain secondary to extra spicy food.
Doctor :   However in view of high triglyceride levels, your over weight, I cannot completely rule out a cardiac problem.
Doctor :   Having said this, you are presently safe since you are symptom free.
User :   my ecg done 3 months back as part of annual health chekup was okay
User :   so wht shd i do in such cases...
Doctor :   but I suggest you to take this as a warning sign.
Doctor :   Include lifestyle modifications and diet modifications to control your weight and lipids.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Avoid spicy food
Doctor :   3. Be regular with your food habits.
User :   ok..and what can be the reason for slowing down of walking speed...
Doctor :   4. Proper sleep, physical exercises, relaxation techniques to control stress can prevent such symptoms from occuring.
Doctor :   slowing down could happen due to indefatigably, reduced oxygenation due to breathing problem.
Doctor :   Your weight can also be a factor.
Doctor :   Over weight individuals have high body metabolism, which can increase as you exert your self.
Doctor :   Increase metabolism, increases cardiac functions,
Doctor :   And if your heart is not functioning normal (thanks to high cholesterols and other risk factors) it means trouble.
Doctor :   Thus slowing down of the body functions.
Doctor :   I hope I am clear to you.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thank you...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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