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I notice chest pain only when i bend over to pick up something up off the floor. No chest pain any other time. But when i bend over it takes my breath away. I take omeprazole for gerd. No history of heart problems and no other signs symptoms of heart p

I notice chest pain only when i bend over to pick up something up off the floor. No chest pain any other time.  But when i bend over it takes my breath away.  I take omeprazole for gerd.  No history of heart problems and no other signs symptoms of heart p

Chest : Chest pain is a symptom that causes great concern for patients, and rightfully so. Chest pain may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition such as a heart attack. Chest pain can also be caused by other problems such as muscle pain or heartburn. Chest pain from angina (heart pain) is often described by patients as pressure, squeezing, or tightness in the chest. It can radiate to the neck, arms, or back. It can be associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, weakness, or fainting. Angina can be brought on by exercise, and sometimes relieved with resting. Risk factors for angina include patients with high blood pressure, smoking, a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, or diabetes. However, some people also describe their angina as feeling like indigestion or heart burn. Classic heartburn can be associated with an acid taste in the mouth, or with regurgitation of acid-tasting fluid into the mouth (reflux), especially if bending over or lying down. Certain foods can contribute to indigestion (chocolate, fatty or fried foods, or coffee for example). Both angina and heartburn cause pain in the middle of the chest. It is important that if you have chest pain and don't know the cause that you contact a physician for consultation. If your symptoms feel like classic heartburn, you can try an antacid, but if you have more concerning symptoms of feeling lightheaded, sweating, nausea, palpitations, or fainting, or if your symptoms are severe or last greater than 20 minutes, you should be evaluated immediately by a physician. If you are concerned you are having angina, you should also take a 325 mg Aspirin (if you have not been told not to use Aspirin by your doctor), as this can improve outcome in patients with heart problems. Any new or persistent chest pain patient should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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How long for omeprazole 20mg to reduce acid?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect. ...Read more

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What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

The brand name: Alboz is a brand name for omeprazole. There are many brand names for that medication, made by various drug companies. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more