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Breathlessness, numbness in limbs, palpitation, feeling tired. Family history of heart problems

Hello Sir, I am a 28 year old male from India. I am thinking that I may have coronary heart disease . Could you please look into my symptoms and give advice? My father underwent coronary angioplasty last week. I have many similar symptoms like - shortness of breath after physical exertion, feeling of numbness in arms and legs if I continue in the same position for 20-30 minutes, occassional palpitation , tired feeling every day. I do exercise like walking for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. I eat high fat diet many times a week. I felt the numbness in arms and legs from last 2 weeks only, not before. Please let me know if you need more details.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HCM ,
from your history and background risk factor i advised to undergo basic test like 2D Echo ,TMT test ,
consult your family physician and do this test ,
adopt healthy life style ,
- Take good quantity of fresh fruits, fresh green leafy vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts like almond, wall nut, soybeans, lentils.
- Take whole grain food like brown bread, brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, popcorn, sea food like sea fish salmon, tuna, sardine, meat like chicken without skin, lean poultry etc.
- Avoid saturated food item like fried food, ghee, butter, red meat, organ meat like liver, kidney and sea food like prawns, crabs, egg yellow if you are non vegetarian.
- Reduce table salt and avoid bakery items, fried food, sweets, and ice cream.
- Take low fat dairy foods like skimmed milk, low fat yogurt, and low fat cheese.

- Do regular brisk walking at least 30 to 40 minutes /day or swimming.
- Do stress relaxation techniques like yoga.

- Quit any form of Tobacco if you are using.
- Limit alcohol intake.
- Say ‘No’ to all forms of addiction.
take care
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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