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Pain under heart; Heartburn - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   i have been having pain under my heart
Doctor :   k
User :   i have been taking medicine for acid refulx
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status,
User :   34 male new jersey married mechanic
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? I
User :   yes i do drink once in a while
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User :   no
User :   when i breath sometimes it hurts
Doctor :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   only the acid medicine
User :   if the pain keeps up should i go to the hospital
Doctor :   k it seems u have heart burns
User :   ok
Doctor :   Heartburn is the symptom of a condition called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, in which acid juice from the stomach returns into the oesophagus. This may lead to a harsh, burning sensation in the upper abdomen, moving through the chest and throat to the neck.
User :   is there an over the counter meds
Doctor :   What contributes to a heartburn?
Doctor :   Fatty and spicy foods
Doctor :   Excessive alcohol intake and smoking.
Doctor :   Obesity,
User :   i do drink and i also eat spicy foods in spanish
Doctor :   How is heartburn treated?
Doctor :   Lifestyle changes: Avoiding alcohol and eating less fatty foods
Doctor :   Taking antacids may reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. In severe cases drugs like ranitidine

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