What causes dull left-sided chest pain while on a protein diet?
Congratulations on your weight loss and exercise routine!!
You should always be concerned when you have chest pain. Women often experience heart problems in different ways than men. So, you had supraventricular tachycardia and have not had problems since the ablation? And, as happy as I am with the wt. loss, it is just a little fast, 2 lbs per wk is best or 16 lbs in 8 wks.Now, do you shakes have vitamins in them on top of what you are taking? Also, I am not certain why you need phosphate. These are my thoughts in answer to your question, there is a possibility you might be developing kidney stones. You should increase your water intake, especially with the high dose of protein. Three things are putting you at risk for kidney stones, a high protein diet, calcium in your shakes/multi and supplement, phosphate supplement and questionable water intake. the next thing is the past history of heart disease and constant undefined pain in the left chest area. With the onset of pain I recommend that you see your doctor asap and have a lipid panel run as well as whatever other tests your doctor would like to run - tomorrow would be nice. Please mention to him that I told you that your diet put you at risk for kidney stones and have him check your kidneys as well if he is in agreement. Thank you for visiting HCM and I hope I have answered your question. XXXXXXX Shattler, MS,RDN
Again, you have a high calcium intake
Your vitamin D supplement will enhance the calcium absorption. I am just a little concerned about taking in too much calcium. Also, if you are taking zinc please do not take it with calcium as they interfere with each other. It is great you are drinking sufficient water. I also applaud the fact that many of your previous health issues have disappeared with your weight loss and improvement in health. I am glad you are not taking phosphate supplements, but must consult doc about the potassium since they may affect your heart. I hope this addresses all of your concerns. I am glad to see that you will be seeing your doctor tomorrow so you can discuss these considerations with him.
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