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    What causes pain and pressure in the chest?

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: 30 years old, female. Have been experiencing pain, squeezing feeling in upper chest, radiating into left arm. Noticed it over the last few days. Haven't been doing anything strenuous that might cause injury.
Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Likely its a Gerd, ecg should be done to rule out cardiac cause.

Detailed Answer:
Considering your age of 30 yrs, probability of heart disease is low. Most probably its an Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat or chest burning, these are the other symptoms and may be associated. However, cardiac evaluation is needed including ecg and if normal then treadmill test, should be done to rule out heart disease.
You should avoid fatty, oily and spicy diet. Have some walk after having food instead of taking rest. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. Elevate head end or use pillows during sleep or rest.
You should get prescribed tab Pan DSR 40 mg or esomiprazole domperidone combination beforebreakfast once a day for 2 weeks. If not adequately relieved, then you should add Syr sucral O or gelusil two teaspoon three times a day for a week.
Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.
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