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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort, back pain (side: both) and trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) . the following also describe me: heartburn, feeling anxious, and

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: 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. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Here is some help: You seem to be affected by stress/anxiety, most iikely related to school or your job. There are a few things you can do to help calm your mind. Taking some time for daily(morning) exercise will help you to have better sleep and less tension. Also learn to relax when you feel tense or anxious. Take a few (deep breaths slowly in and slowly out. A deep breath provides instant relief from tension/anxi
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Last updated May 16, 2018

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