Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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Why do I get pounding and burning sensation in the mid-chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old female. I have been experiencing a pounding sensation in my mid-chest for a few months just before sleep. Also, sometimes it is accompanied by a burning sensation in the same area. Please suggest to me what needs to be done. My current medications are Teczine and N...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Teczine is an antiallergic, and Novoret is a supplement. These are unlikely to affect the current symptoms directly. Telmisartan is for blood pressure, and Aztor (Atorvastatin) 20 is for cholesterol, so those are unlikely to help your palpitations. Regarding possi...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep every day. Please help me.

Query: I survive nearly everyday on 3-4 hours of sleep I do a lot of labour work, so I get tired but when it's time for bed I can't get myself to get into bed before 3 am,I get up on most days at 6:30-7 for work. I'm 21 year old male. I have this problem for about 3 to 4 months.   Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern. I would like you to know that excessive tiredness and stress can cause sleep problems as slowly your body gets adapted to working like that . I want you to practice these simple measures which will help you fall asleep . 1. Do not spend ti...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having shortness of breath when lying on the left side of the body?

Query: Shortness of breathing whenever I lay on bed on my left side. Panicking when I think of some problem followed by shortness of breathing.  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and I wish you are doing well. To give you a more accurate answer I need to know more about your complaints. Do you have any chest pain or other complains? The symptoms that you describe can come from different causes: 1. Cardiac conditio...  Read Full »

Can you test negative for HIV and still be infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I had sex with a female with protection, but the protection broke, at last, this happened a month ago. I have done HIV duo antigen and antibody test. It came negative. Antibody ELISA test score of 0.32. Is my question that is there any chance of me getting HIV? An...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety about sexual intercourse for the last month. You have done both antigen and antibody tests for HIV, which to become negative. Your antibody ELISA (E...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having sudden heart pain while lifting heavy things?

Query: Hello, I'm 15 years old and sometimes this months I have Been experiencing like a sudden heart pain but goes away very quickly i feel this when I lay down sometimes I think it's just because I keep lifting heavy things,could u guys pls help me because I don't want to trouble my parents because my g...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query Such sudden onset and offset of pain in chest is usually due to muscular and skeletal causes, which may be due to trauma. Such pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. Other such sudden sharp pain is called Precordial Catch Syndrome, which aggravates with inspiratio...  Read Full »

Why am I getting anxiety and depression from the past childhood experiences?

Query: Hello, I’m a 20 yr old female. Throughout my childhood I’ve experienced “paranormal” things; mostly in the form of visual hallucinations of shadows and odd movement. I’ve been treated for anxiety and depression in the past, but still struggle with anxiety often. I am haven’t taken medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: I have gone through your writing in detail. I understand that you have hallucinations both visual and auditory also from childhood. you have also family history of Psychiatric problem like Schizophrenia and other mental disorders. you have already consulted a Psychiatrist and taking medicines. Still...  Read Full »

How to improve concentration in studies?

Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son cannot concentrate on studies and struggling in school. He is nervous and shaky, especially in school. He scored 65% overall and 85% in his favorite subjects. He reads a lot of story books. We went to a psychiatrist last year and he said that my son is suffering from a...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Considering his age, there are many possible reasons that could cause similar presentation. You have mentioned that he is performing well in some subjects, but poor in another. So, there is a possibility of a specific learning disorder. But,...  Read Full »

Can Bisoprolol be used for high heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing problem of high heart rate of around 100 beats per minute. I can also feel my beat even if I am at rest. My ECG, echo and TMT test are normal. My doctor prescribed Bisoprolol 2.5. Is that fine for me? Is there any serious problem? I am 26 years old. My BP is 130/80 mmHg.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Heart rate from 60 to 100 beats per minute is normal. As you say your heart rate is around 100 beats per minutes it is not tachycardia, but it can best be termed as heart rate on higher side. Firstly, you have not mentioned your lifestyle, sleep cycle, smoking habits and...  Read Full »

Why do I feel suffocated and anxious when I wear mask?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a chronic DM type 2 patient with hypertension and hypothyroidism. I have a history of TIA in the past. Off late, I can say with the start of Corona, while outdoors, I feel very suffocating, weak, and anxious. I think it may be due to wearing masks. I do not feel such problems at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can see that you have not monitored your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels for quite some time now. So please get your TSH, HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) levels checked. Kindly follow up with reports and Levothyroxine's dosage ...  Read Full »

Are panic attack patients more prone to heart atttack?

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to know the difference between a panic attack or anxiety and a heart attack. I have been feeling some sort of difference in my heart region, no pain, or no breathing issues. I am experiencing the feeling that something really bad is happening to me, feeling as though I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Panic attack is when something disturbing happens in life and suddenly you become hyperactive like what I should do now. You worry a lot and then there is an increase in body activity. In some case, you may have heart attack when you have some existing heart problem alo...  Read Full »

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