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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes chest discomfort?

I have a dull throb in middle of chest off and on. Feels like it s my heart but friends say it could just be indigestion or anxiety. It kind of feels like soneone is flicking my heart. Thays how quick it comes and goes. Making Drs appt soon but am seeing if any information is available for me here.
Fri, 9 Jun 2017
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Heart pain is characterized by squeezing or pressing pain. The throbbing might be anxiety making heart fast thus creating throbbing sensation or gastric disturbance or indigestion pain.

The pain due to indigestion or acid reflux reduces while in sitting or standing position they increase immediately after eating while heart pain continues regardless of change in position or eating.

Try to take rest or avoid heavy meals. Take small, frequent, and easily digested food. Drink plenty of water.

Do get your health checked to find the exact cause that will soothe your psychology and timely diagnosis of any problem sifts early relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale
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