Our expert says:
It is essential to reframe from all alcoholic drinks and spicy foods. If your symptoms improve, you will know exactly what the cause is.
I suggest that you consult a gastroenterologist for a barium meal and a gastroscopy. It is possible that you have gastric reflux with gastric ulcers. This can be treated and maybe an antibiotic is necessary to treat H. Pylori which can be present as a cause of about 80% of gastric ulcers.
The alcohol and spicy foods can most probably be a trigger for severe chest discomfort and the symptoms that mimic a heart attack. Therefore, it is essential to cut these triggers out.
Dr Anrich Burger
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