A 22-year-old male asked:
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.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
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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