A 22-year-old male asked:
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could a poor diet(a lot of sweets and chocolate) lead to blocked arteries at 22? i have sharp, gas like pains in my upper left chest/left side.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Coronary artery disease would be extremely unlikely at your age. Chest discomfort due to coronary blockage is brought on by exertion and relieved by rest. I would look at other causes such as muscular pain, pinched nerve in rib cage, etc. Train yourself to eat a healthy diet and never smoke.
Answered on May 16, 2019
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Cardiovascular disease in the young usually is related to genetics or drug use/abuse. If concerned, please see a primary care provider for discussion and evaluation.
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