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Diet advice for chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
User :   halo
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i have a chest problem
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   how old are u
Doctor :   do u get sweating and does the pain radiate to the left arm?
User :   i experience a sharp pain in ma chest and am not sure if it the chest or the heart. since the year 2000
User :   i dont get sweats
Doctor :   ok
User :   the pain is just in the chest
Doctor :   which part of chest do u get this pain
User :   am 25 years
User :   the left side
Doctor :   is this chest pain related to food intake
User :   i dont know it just starts and goes
User :   no specific partern
Doctor :   do u get this chect at rest or when u work
Doctor :   what causes this chest pain and what relieves it
User :   when am at rest and also sometimes when am working
User :   it just disappers on its own
Doctor :   anytime u consult a physician and got ECG or chest xray done?
Doctor :   do u smoke?
User :   the xray was clean
User :   i dont smoke
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was it done?
Doctor :   how long ago i mean
User :   2003
User :   5 years ago
Doctor :   i would suggest u to Consult physician and get these tests done
Doctor :   Chest xray, ECG
User :   ok
User :   but cant you advice me how to relieve the pain once it starts
Doctor :   we need to evaluate the cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   since it is longstanding and please dont ignore
User :   what is an ECG
Doctor :   electro cardiogram
Doctor :   EKG
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   ECG is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart,
User :   yes am still here
Doctor :   yes any doubts
Doctor :   please ask me
User :   yes am still here
User :   i also have severe heart burn when i take food stuffs rich in starch
Doctor :   it could be due to gastritis s well
Doctor :   please go get a endoscopy of Upper GI
Doctor :   to rule out ulcers in stomach or gastritis
Doctor :   avoid taking too much spicy food
Doctor :   smoking, alcohol
Doctor :   have food on time
User :   ok
Doctor :   do u have loose stools or constipation as well?
User :   no i dont have
Doctor :   get these tests done
Doctor :   with these the excact cause could be made out
Doctor :   exact sorry
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   so to relieve heart burn
User :   smoke or take alchol
because i dont
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid taking spicy food
Doctor :   u can antaacids
User :   ok
Doctor :   antacids
User :   does taking too much water help
Doctor :   like sucralfate 3 times a day 3 tea spoonful
Doctor :   u need to cut down the amount of spicy food and junk u take
Doctor :   it might help
User :   ok
Doctor :   also avoid taking lemon juice when u have this burning sensation
Doctor :   it will increase the gastric acid content
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   for now i think this is all, thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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