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Is chest pain along with indigestion due to anxiety?

I have some heaviness (not the elephant) in my chest along with some indigestion. The indigestion has not been as bad when I cut out sugar. I m wondering what causes this and can it be anxiety. I have a stressful job and tomorrow I go back to work.
Mon, 1 Feb 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.

As per your complain it seems that you have indigestion and chest heaviness..
Well these symptoms can be due to acid reflux, anxiety disorder, gastritis,alcohol withdrawal etc..
It can also be due t cardiac disorders and needs evaluation..
I would suggest you to consult a Gastroenterologist and get evaluated and he can also advise you to get an endoscopy done to rule out the exact cause of problem and in case if cardiac problem is suspected an ECG abd blood pressure monitoring along with TMT can be advised for confirmation and treatment can be planned accordingly..
As of now you can take Proton Pump Inhibitor like Omeprazole, antacids before meals and adding more of yoghurt in diet..
Take light meals and eat small portions of food every 2 hours..
Avoid large meals and fatty foods..
Drink plenty of water..
Do short walk after meals to boost up your metabolism..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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