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Pain in the center chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi, I have a whole host of symptoms I'd like to tell you about, and make sure it's not my hearst
User :   heart
User :   A couple weeks ago I started noticing a sensation of getting something stuck in my throat constantly...and that bitter taste you sometimes get in your mouth.....but after every meal
Doctor :   Please proceed.
Doctor :   ok.
User :   I've also started noticing a pain sometimes in the center of my chest...not a burning....just a real faint pain that if I weren't concerned about the other, I might ignore
User :   It just happens for a couple seconds and then I might not experience the pain again until later in the day for a couple seconds
User :   I am overweight at 270 lbs and 6 foot tall...I'm 45
User :   resting pulse every day for the past week has been about 70
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   With this history i would suspect you to be having Hyperacidity that could be one common condition that can minic this
User :   sometimes I can activate that chest pain when I swallow hard
User :   other times not
User :   ok
Doctor :   Kind of symptoms that you have expressed.
User :   even the sporadic chest pains?
Doctor :   Yes it is often Correlated with your Diet and the acid Secretions
User :   any recommendation?
Doctor :   at the time that you have the secretions they pain would be seen and whenyou do not have any then it would be relatively free
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   1) Reduce your Weight
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) if you take Tobacco in any form you need to avoid it
User :   ok I don't
Doctor :   3) timely diet intake like
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   every 4 hours take small meal solids need to be in your stomach to suppress that Acidiy
Doctor :   that would be better to avoid tha bitter after taste and
Doctor :   also the Pain sensation
User :   Oh ok that would explain why deliberately going without food yesterday didn't completely stop it
User :   didn't completely stop it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the moment you stop foods intake the Acid secretions will increase and cause
Doctor :   the irritation to the Mucosa of the Stomach
Doctor :   Hence the Symptoms
User :   what about Tums? is it ok to take those
Doctor :   do not Fast nor Feast
User :   ok
User :   i understand
Doctor :   You can take them if you have severe pain
Doctor :   and it is unbearable
Doctor :   else food alone will help taking care of it
User :   ok, you've been a big help. When should I worry about something being heart related
User :   heart related
Doctor :   Nope try this for some time may be 2-3 weeks and if the
Doctor :   symptoms do not settle down or get worse in some time
Doctor :   please get the ECG done that alone will be suficient
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User :   Ok, thanks so much.
Doctor :   You are Welcome XXXXX
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