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Feel Tightness In The Middle Of The Chest After Dinner.

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Question: Feel tightness in the middle of the chest after dinner. I drank more water than usual. After which I started feeling the tightness in the chest region. What causes this?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be acid reflux.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.

The symptoms you have mentioned are typical of acid reflux or gastritis is which can be aggravated after a meal especially spicy food.

However, you can go for an ECG to rule out cardiac causes even though it is very very unlikely.

You can take over the counter available antacids syrups for symptomatic relief.

Avoid spicy foods and include more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Hope I have answered your query,
Let me know if I can assist you further...
Thanks


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Feel Tightness In The Middle Of The Chest After Dinner.

Brief Answer: It can be acid reflux. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. The symptoms you have mentioned are typical of acid reflux or gastritis is which can be aggravated after a meal especially spicy food. However, you can go for an ECG to rule out cardiac causes even though it is very very unlikely. You can take over the counter available antacids syrups for symptomatic relief. Avoid spicy foods and include more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Hope I have answered your query, Let me know if I can assist you further... Thanks