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Discomfort in the chest area on swallowing, drinking, pressure in the chest and throat, pain along with cough and sweat. Reason?

hi, I have been having discomfort in my chest area when i swallow food or drink, it feels like pressure in my chest and my throat like something is in there..kind of how it feels when you swallow to much air.I can feel anything i eat going down and it is painful especially if i eat something hot! I also start coughing and sweating can someone please tell me what it might be?
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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thanks for ur query
ur history suggest probably u have GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
for that u need proper evaluation
upper GI endoscopy and biopsy if suggested
24 hr ph study at lower end of esophagus
u should use pantoprazole 40 mg once daily before food along with lignocaine gel
it ll obviate ur symptoms
donot smoke, take bland diet, sleep with head end elevated
also need to have a chest x-ray to exclude lung causes
these problems may also be attributable to heart causes like ischemic heart disease
u need to have an ECG and STRESS test for that
i think by all these u ll get ur answer
thank u take care
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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