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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I been having a very light pinch on my heart for the last 5

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I been having a very light pinch on my heart for the last 5 days. it is very light and lasts about 3-4 seconds. i feel it about 10 times a day. I am 33 non smoker and consume no alchohol. I am 5 foot 9 inches 210 lbs. Never had any health problems. Do you think this is something to worry about?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
In my opinion,there may be following possibilties related to your problem.
Acid reflux
Costochondritis
Anxiety
Stress
IHD
So i suggest you to undergo a precautionary ekg examination to rule out I.H.D and consult your nearby doctor for further evaluation and management.
I hope it 'll help you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what is costochondritis and ihd?
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
I.H.D.- Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), otherwise known as Coronary Artery Disease.
Costochondritis - inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).cause chest pain and discomfort.

Pain when taking deep breaths
Pain when coughing
Difficulty breathing
most common cause of chest pain originating in the chest wall.

I suggest you to consult your nearby doctor for further evaluation and management.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
is coronary artery disease caused by mostly bad eating habits?
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
I.H.D. can be caused due to many risk factors-
high blood cholesterol
High blood pressure
Live a sedentary lifestyle
Stress
Eating fatty , fried food, red meat.
I advice you to change your dietary lifestyle if you have any bad eating habits.
You should avoid consumption of red meat .
You should eat vegetables, fresh fruits, low-fat milk, grains, fish, poultry and folic acid enriched foods such as beans, spinach, peas .
You should do regular exercises (walking)and meditation to relieve stress .
I suggest you to undergo Lipid panel to evaluate cholesterol and regular Blood pressure check-ups as advised by your doctor.
I hope it 'll help you.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVISE
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 years ago.
Thanks