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Chest pain and hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes..
User :   sorry got into checking mails
User :   u there?
Doctor :   Yes please proceed.
User :   welll..i sufffer from a high bp
User :   and hv been taking alpha dopa thrice a day
Doctor :   Since when are you having high BP?
User :   dont know...detected during pregnancy... 8 years ago
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   33
Doctor :   Is your BP under control right now?
User :   it is always on the higher side
User :   usually in the 90 to 140 range
Doctor :   Are these medications prescribed by your treating doc?
User :   yes...i am experiencing a slight pain in the chest area since some time...
User :   not severe
User :   but it goes off in some seconds
User :   wanted to know wat could be the reason
Doctor :   Since how long are you having chest pain? IS it associated with any other symptom? Do you have high sugar or cholesterol?
User :   since a couple of weeks...but its not persistent...
User :   no i dont hv sugar
User :   is it dueto stress
Doctor :   Is the chest pain radiating anywhere else also? Do you have belching or burping associated with it?
User :   no for all
Doctor :   There could be many causes for chest pain as heart disease, lung diseases, anxiety, gastritis but it needs proper evaluation.
User :   ok..
User :   do u suggest ECG
Doctor :   I will advise you to get a ECG done to rule out the exact cause and also get yourself examined since your BP is also on the higher side.
Doctor :   When did you last consult your treating doc for the BP medications?
User :   abt a year back
Doctor :   Because if the BP medications are not helping then you definitely need to get either the dose altered or change in medication.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   It has been very long since you got yourself examined, get yourself examined and investigated soon.
User :   is heart disease hereditart
Doctor :   Yes it is.
User :   my dad suffered a stroke in april
Doctor :   But with proper diet and exercise you can control it.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   to be very shit scared of this pain now...
User :   because i wouldnt even know if its a stroke
Doctor :   No need o be scared, just get it investigated soon so that treatment can b started accordingly.
Doctor :   If you follow a proper lifestyle and diet you can definitely avoid it.
User :   my doc is currently not in town and will be back in a couple of weeks
User :   shud i wait for his opinion or get an ecg done
Doctor :   It will be better to get it done rather than waiting for weeks
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yep
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   Nothing as of now..Thanks a ton !!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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