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Having chest pain. Drink occasionally. Smoke. Work in a chemical industry. Serious problem?

I am 31 years old, working in chemical industry. I am facing problem of pain in heart occasionally in a week. I am also doing farming & i am not facing any kind of weakness or tiredness while working whole day. my weight is 73kgs and height 5.10inch.

At my job i am in commercial dept. So just office work is there.
I use to drink occasionally & am smoker (7-9) cigg per day.

I am have family problems, for which sometimes i am in depression. Else i am not taking any kind of medicines.
My pressure use to be 90-130.
Is this is a serious issue ?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Chest pain of any sort needs a proper evaluation, in order to rule out any underlying cardiac problem. So, I would suggest that you see a doctor for a proper physical examination and further investigations, like ECG, etc.

You have also mentioned that you are facing stressful situations and are feeling depressed. So, I would also advise you to report this to your doctor so that, appropriate treatment can be initiated. There are effective treatment options - in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy, which can help you overcome your depression.

Needless to say, you also have to stop smoking, since it can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, including cardiac complications.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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