Heaviness in my chest

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Q:

Hi I am a 26 year old female who is not in the best shape. I am 5’1 and about 145 pounds. I have been having slight chest heaviness on my left side of chest and left arm. It does not really hurt it is just annoying and concerning because it is constant. I was wondering if you know what this could be.

A:

I cannot do miracles! Your symptoms could a variety of things, depending on other risk factors. Heart disease occurs at your age, but is still unlikely, pending other risk factors such as diabetes, cholesterol, smoking and your family’s history of heart disease. Your BMI = 27.4, meaning you much too heavy.
Look here for the various reasons of chest pain:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/chest-pain/
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/i-have-had-these-bouts-of-chest-a
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
A non-cardiac reason for chest pain in women is a heavy bosom. If so, better support (and certainly weight loss) would help you a lot.
Last but not least, think seriously about diet & exercise:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-treatment/what-you-can-do
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/patients/diet/heart-healthy-foodhttp://ww
Hope this helps. Contact me again if this generates more questions,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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