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A 45-year-old female asked:

im having a weak sinking feeling around my chest/sternum and upper body weakness. had heart checked. normal . what could cause this. 45 yo female?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
? Menopause: You may be eri-menopausal and may be depressed. You may wish to consult your gynecologist. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Apr 24, 2018
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
Family Medicine 33 years experience
I do agree that exercise may help, but it seems unlikely menopause has anything to do with your symptoms. Please see a doctor. if you’re feeling sad and or anxious, you can talk to a psychotherapist
May 3, 2018

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