For the last almost three years I have been having chest pains, sick to my stomach, Dizziness and heart burn. I was told it was GERD yet I am less convinced of this every day. I have had 1 nuclear stress test, echo, and multiple EKG's in October/November of 2009. This past January I had a stress ECG test. All came back normal. I have had 2 EDGs that said everything was fine. I have high bp which is controlled with medication and anxiety. My question is that my heart rate is between 50 and 60 while at rest. Could all of this be cause by Bradycardia? I have not been diagnosed with this while I have had all these tests. Recently my left hand has been falling asleep. Should this worry me? What action should I take?
Less that 6 ft tall and weighing 295 lbs! Your slow heart rate is fine and your symptoms are not caused by bradycardia and you have no evidence of heart disease. Heartburn is certainly characteristic of esophageal reflux, but you don't say whether this is being adequately treated.
You are grossly overweight. How about tackling that problem if you are interested in your basic health? After all, your weight is a significant threat to your long term wellbeing. Note that heartburn is made worse by coffee and alcohol.
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