Chest pains after drinking.

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   Posted 1/1/2013 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, this is my first post. I wonder if anyone can help me, my boyfriend drinks regularly and quite a lot he has been complaining of chest pains recently however he is too proud to see someone about it. He also was complaining of a pain in his left arm. Im really worried and hope someone can help. He also smokes regularly if that would have anything to do with it?
Please help.

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   Posted 1/1/2013 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell  and  our Heart & Cardiovascular Disease peer support discussion forum.

You have a right to be worried about your boyfriend and if he will listen to you I would suggest you advise him to see a physician for a complete medical screening exam. 

Tobacco use in of itself increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack, however smoking cigarettes poses the most risk. The ingredients in cigarettes alone pose serious risks to the heart. The addictive agent of tobacco, nicotine, is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease associated with smoking.

It is well known that alcohol can affect the liver and abuse of the substance may lead to cirrhosis of the liver. However, many do not know that alcohol use is also a cause of cardiovascular disease. Abusing alcohol increases the fatty deposits in the blood leading to atherosclerosis, it raises the blood pressure, and increases the risks of coronary heart disease.

With lifestyle changes he can reduce his risk of having a heart attack. As things stand right now he is at risk for cardiovascular disease including a heart attack.  He should see a physician or present to an emergency room if these symptoms return.

I wish you the very best and keep on talking with us.



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   Posted 1/3/2013 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anrol I totally agree with Kitt, but it also could be stomach issues that is causing the chest pains, his left arm could be related to shoulder problems, which means the best idea for him is to get checked out by a doctor to be on the safe side, good luck
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