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A 22-year-old male asked:

how late my does costochondrituis last? also, does it make your upper back tense? i have sob with it but it has gotten better. i have chest pressure.

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium and vitamin d supplements. Adopt good posture, do back strengthening exercises and consider seeing a chiropractor.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2014

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