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What is the cause of pain in the left side of the chest on lifting heavy objects ?

sir I am 48 years old male .I get pain at left side chest rib.the pain is not severe and not feeling inside .whenever i lift some weight I get pain .By rubbing pain balm it subside .I was doing weight lifting( improper procedure) in my young years .Past 10 years i feel this pain.When i came to know cholestrol ( TOTAl cho-225) I maintain it by diet .But now when it pains my fear increases as i became old.I did Echo, tread mil test DR said normal and this is muscle pain only.I want your suggestion.( I satisfy my self by rubbing balms pain subside means no way it is connected to heart .is it not? please clear my doubt.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
As age and high cholesterol are risk factors , it is good that you had undergone echo and stress test . Normal reports indicate no major ongoing problem . but maintaining normal cholesterol and BMI with regular exercise is what you should aim at .
rubbing balms will be seful only if pain is due to muscle or rib , not in heart related cases.
Dont forget to repeat the cardiac profile tests every year and compare with previous reports .
Answered: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to H.C.M.F. Your problem is concerned with stomach, and surounding structures. if you use P.P.I. with the guidance of gastroenterologist if you get relief my statement is correct
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