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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   which doctor to consult in case of chest pain or PCS?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   This is Dr cccc
User :   hi dorcotr
User :   doctor actually m having a little bit of pain just below my left chest
Doctor :   First please tell me your occupation, age height & weight
User :   m a software engineer, 23, 5"10, 64
Doctor :   How long have you having this pain, and what activities bring on this pain?
User :   it's been 1 year
User :   and there is not any particular activity which causes this thing
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain to me
Doctor :   is it burning, throbbing, pricking ?
User :   m feeling a heaviness below my left chest
Doctor :   does it radiate any where else
User :   no
Doctor :   is it associated with having meals ?/
User :   no
User :   I take short short breaths
User :   when this happens
Doctor :   any cough, fever, shortness of breath
User :   ya shortness of breath when this hapens
User :   no cough no fever
Doctor :   any palpitations ?
User :   ya
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any sweating ?
User :   ya it occurs
Doctor :   Any family history of early heart attacks ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ARE you having stress at work?
User :   not exaclty
Doctor :   i would suggest that you see a internist (Medicine specialist) first
Doctor :   condtions like GERD ( ACIDITY) can be ruled out
User :   ya m having gastroitis
User :   due to which my blood pressure gets high sometimes
Doctor :   Also, some basic tests like ECG, can be done
Doctor :   i dont feel that you need any invasive tests etc, as you are still young
Doctor :   mostly your problem could be due to GERD, or peptic ulcer related
User :   so doctor is it serious?
Doctor :   get yourself examined, and take antacids for acidity for symptomatic relief (eg Gelucil, mucaine gel)
Doctor :   It depends on what condition you have, and that is determined by a physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   But Rest assured that , you will not have a major condition
User :   k doctor I feel that m suffering from parkinson
User :   my facial expressions are less and I found stiffness in my muscles
Doctor :   as most of the time, gastritis, can present as a heart attack, pain, and people panic coz of that
User :   and my hands and jaws also vibrate
Doctor :   anxiety, and palpitations, can be also features of panic dso , which can also cause severe distress
Doctor :   And any severe pain can cause panic
User :   ok
User :   so doctor tell me something about parkinson
User :   disease
Doctor :   It is a condition due to reduced synthesis of dopamine in the brain
Doctor :   it can cause, progressive tremors and muscle rigidity
Doctor :   But this is seen in mainly elderly and not common in youngsters, unless there is some medication induced effects (MDPA, a cocaine like drug)
User :   can medical science prevent it
User :   ?
User :   or cure it?
Doctor :   it is not preventable, but can be controlled with meds
Doctor :   as we replete the body stores of dopamine
User :   so which doctor to consult in this disease
Doctor :   any internist (medicine specialist) will be able to help you out , but if you need to be specific, a neurologist is the one you are looking for,
Doctor :   But why are you thinking about parkinsons disease ?
Doctor :   Do you use more nicotine (smoking)?
User :   I think m suffering rm it
User :   no
User :   I don't know but the symptoms says that m suffering 4m it
Doctor :   what are the symptoms yoiu have?
User :   hands and jaws vibrate
Doctor :   Dont go by the internet details, and get more cautious and worried about that
User :   muscle stiffness
User :   loss of facial expressions
Doctor :   Do you get vibrations when you are at rest ?
User :   ya...
Doctor :   like sitting still and doing nothing
User :   not much but ya
Doctor :   can you describe the tremore?
User :   ya while writing hands
Doctor :   which part of the hands are affected ?
User :   while talking lips
User :   fingers
User :   or you can say the complete hand
Doctor :   U are mistaken, u have tremors due to anxiety,
User :   every part gets shaken up when I put some stress on it
Doctor :   this is indicative of stress related tremor
Doctor :   or essential tremor
User :   can homeopathy treat it
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   please see a internist, who can help you out
User :   k sure doctor
Doctor :   and do not worry about things that you dont have
User :   k
User :   gastritis causes high blood presure?
Doctor :   more panic, will cause unnecesary worry
Doctor :   gastritis , related pain & anxiety cause high BP
User :   ok
Doctor :   NOT gastritis by itself
User :   ok
User :   k doctor nice talking to u....
Doctor :   you r welcome
User :   thanks
User :   bey
User :   bye
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and dont worry too much'
Doctor :   bye for now
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