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Hi. I went to gastroscopy and got diagnosed with GERD. Got

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Hi. I went to gastroscopy and got diagnosed with GERD. Got treatment with nexium 40mg for a month. Lost 12 pounds in one month. My upper abdominal pain is better but now i am feeling so tired every day, also there is shortness of breath. Got my blood checked for iron deficiency, sugar, even been 4 times to ECG (2 times on ER), internist listened to heart and lungs, x-ray of chest and heart. Everything come back normal. Now even my blood pressure dropped. From constantly having 140/75 to now having 115/65 and heart rate, which was avg. 80, now is avg. 65. Could this be heart related?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


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mysticdoc :

Yes this can be still heart related.

mysticdoc :

Better to get a stress test.

Customer:

Ok.

mysticdoc :

Another possibility can be hormone problem.

mysticdoc :

Thyroid gland disorder, testosterone deficiency, adrenal gland disorder

mysticdoc :

serum TSH, free T4, testosterone level, cortisol in the morning level should be checked.

mysticdoc :

Also growth hormone deficiency --

mysticdoc :

serum IGF1 level should be checked.

mysticdoc :

So these are the possibilities at this moment.

Customer:

Ill try to get that checked.

mysticdoc :

yes important

Customer:

I have meeting with cardiologist tomorrow

mysticdoc :

ok good

Customer:

They are going to do echocardiography

mysticdoc :

ok that should be helpful to look for any valve disorder and heart muscle problem.

Customer:

So those are two conditions that i could suffer from? Heart or hormone problem?

Customer:

thank you for your answers

mysticdoc :

correct

mysticdoc :

you should definitely get your hormones checked as well.

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