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Is digestion responsible for causing temporary chest pain

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Is digestion responsible for causing temporary chest pain and arm pain if the pain subsides after a few hours never to return unless yet again, there is consumption of a heavy meal ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

chest pain is possible. but arm pain is unlikely.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
How about stuffy blocked nasal passages restricting oxegyn ?
Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

No. If you have perforated peptic ulcer, you could have arm pain.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
If this pain as well as nasal congestion is felt only after consumption of a heavy meal, would that indicate allergic digestive reaction to the food which blocks breathing, creating strain on the chest?
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for your question, chest and arm pain after food intake are most likely due to acid peptic disease, If you have risk factors for heart disease, like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure then you should also keep possibly angina or heart pain in your possible diagnosis.If sneezing or nasal symptoms also follow with this pain in the arm then it is most likely allergic reaction to food. I am working as an assistant professor in cardiology. Thank you.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
There is sometimes pain in the chest when taking a walk that has a little more exertion. Otherwise there is NO chest pain ever except for these two situations,,,, occassionally when walking and when eating a big meal.... not sure if allergies are the culprit. How long will the extra $5 last or will it close the questions and block me from responding or continuing the thread to understand this condition?
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for your reply, this additional service means that you can come back anytime on this chat for more questions regarding this same issue. If pain increases with activity of exertion then i will not advise to to take risk as this is termed as angina if pain increases with activity or exertion, in this case stress test or stress ECG is the best option to rule out possible heart disease. Thank you.