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Does alcohol cause chest pain?

Does alcohol cause chest pain?

Yes it can: Alcohol is an irritant to the stomach lining, which can cause gastritis (and subsequent referred chest pain.) alcohol also loosens the lower esophageal sphincter increasing the likelihood of reflux esophagitis symptoms (i.e."heartburn"). ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Hi. What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Hi.  What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

Yes: Most of the time the discomfort is in the mid upper abdomen. In your case reflux itself would cause similar symptoms. Aside from hiatal hernia, a variety of other medical conditions may account for your symptoms, including but not limited to gallbladder disease, intrinsic gastric/ duodenal pathology or liver disease. Cut on alcohol and monitor your symptoms. If persisting mention them to your doc. ...Read more

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Feel like heart is pounding sharp on off chest pain w/o P.E doesn't radiate, no drugs/alcohol/lightheadness/SOB Cause? HTN PCOS provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

Cardiac: I recommend that you seek medical attention immediately. No chest pain or symptoms should be viewed lightly even in a young person in your age group. More so i see that you are on two anti-hypertensive regimens, that also adds to my concern. It seems to me that diagnostic work up was began. But if this is not the case please seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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I have chest pains and pain in my left arm and back till i drink alcohol.... Why does the drinking make me feel normal? I also feel light headed

I have chest pains and pain in my left arm and back till i drink alcohol.... Why does the drinking make me feel normal?  I also feel light headed

You need evaluation: I have no idea what the pain is, or why drinking alcohol makes it better, but you need to talk to your doctor. Hypertension in a 22 year old man is distinctly abnormal, and if your doctor has not tested you for more unusual causes of hypertension (coarctation of the aorta, primary hyperaldosteronism, renal artery stenosis and others), you should be tested for these. Talk to him about drinking also. ...Read more

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Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Excellent : Excellent advice by dr mcmullen. This needs to be treated at the hospital. However something to keep in mind once detoxified is that medical acupuncture can be very helpful (auricular / ear) with addictions. Take care. ...Read more

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