Hello... I am a 21 year old female I have been having a heart/chest heaviness since quite a long time....
The feeling is like my heart is struggling and there is something heavy on top of it. I also feel a mild pain... or discomfort in the heart area. I have noticed that it usually comes when I lay down (in the evening) or when I sit in a slouched position. I also feel short of breath with it. I went to a doctor but they all say it's stress... and I have had an EKG and it turned okay but somehow that doesn't make the heaviness and the discomfort go away....
I am worried that there might be something else... I also have hypochondria for which I got a cognitive therapy and now it is gone... Im generally very healthy... I have smoked for 2-3 years in my teenage years but I quit long time ago... Does anyone have any suggestions of what it might be.... ?
Hi, I think you should go back to your doctor and tell about that heaviness and the short of breath. EKG is one thing, they might do more tests.
Also be sure you eat right. Eat more light food, be sure don’t drink diet coke and watch the labels for aspartame, MSG, eat more small meal. If you overweight that might be one reason also.
Good luck, hope you will get your answers soon!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.