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Can constipation lead to chest pain?


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Published At March 29, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Eight months ago, I experienced chest pain on my right side. I went to the hospital immediately, and the doctor told me it was due to constipation. He prescribed some medicines. However, after three to four days when I still was not feeling well, I consulted a cardiologist, who also diagnosed it as constipation. My ECG reports came back normal, and I also underwent a TMT check, which was normal as well. Currently, I am taking Gentec Arjunarishta, an herbal concoction for a healthy heart.

Nowadays, I am experiencing a little bit of pain on my left side. I am a pure vegetarian and do not smoke or drink alcohol. I have visited many doctors, but they all tell me the same thing.

Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

There are several causes of chest pain, and constipation is one of them. Other potential causes include stress, chest infection, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acidity, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and radiating pain. A patient's medical history can help differentiate between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain. Symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and swelling in the legs and ankles are commonly associated with cardiac diseases. ECG (electrocardiogram) and TMT (treadmill test) are very useful in diagnosing cardiac diseases. If your ECG and TMT results are normal, then constipation or other causes may be responsible for your chest pain.

Considering that you have already visited several doctors regarding this issue, it appears that proper medication may not have been prescribed. However, if you are experiencing irregular bowel habits and low appetite, you may benefit from the following Ayurvedic medicines:

  1. Avipattikar Churna: 0.105 ounces twice daily.
  2. Chitrakadi Vati: one tablet twice daily.
  3. Triphala Guggulu: one tablet twice daily.
  4. Kumaryasava: 15 ml twice daily after meals with an equal amount of water.
  5. Ensure to drink plenty of lukewarm water.
  6. Practice Kapalbhati for 10 minutes twice daily.
  7. Engage in regular light exercise.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Thanks for using icliniq, and have a nice day.

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Follow up after 15 days.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

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