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A 27-year-old male asked:

Im 27,i worry all the time about my health,one day i think i have cancer the next day i will think i have heart failure at the age of 27 how likely would it be to have heart failure,i play sports just fine but will be short of breath at random times?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About worrying...: That is the curse of having health anxiety. Normal bodily sensations and abnormal bodily sensations all are perceived as signs of illness... making it very difficult for either the patient or the doctor to tell when the patient is actually sick (other than suffering the sickness of health anxiety). The patient must teach himself which of his pains, his cramps, his breaths, etc., are normal.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2020

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