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Pain in the chest definitely calls you to pay more attention to your health especially your heart health. One thing is certain about any pain you may feel in your chest; whatever it is it’s something. You are not feeling discomfort for no reason at all. There are many reasons for having pain in your chest. Some are severe and some can dissipate if given a little time. Whatever the reason for your pain you will want it to vanish as soon as possible and the best way to get rid of discomfort is to first point out the issue. What is causing your chest pain? Do you have other noticeable symptoms? Pointing to other symptoms is a great way to distinguish one problem from another. If you have pneumonia, fever, chills, and fatigue will most likely accompany the chest pain you experience. On the other hand, if you are experiencing something like gas or acid reflux, nausea, heartburn, burping, and bloating will come along with chest pain. On a more serious end of chest pain, there is heart disease. Heart disease often leads to heart attack and pulmonary embolism. Just as these diseases are more severe so are the other symptoms that go hand and hand with the onset of any of these events. Your body will alert you to the severity of the chest pain. With a heart attack, you will feel extreme pain in your arms, shoulders, neck, and even jaws. You will experience shallow breathing and a tight chest cavity. Listen to your body especially when there could be a heart issue in your midst.
When should you be concerned about chest pain? What could be causing chest pain? Here is a list of things that could cause chest pain. Having any sort of heart problem is an obvious possible source of chest pain. There are a variety of issues that you could be having with your heart. The most thought of heart issue is myocardial infarction better known as a heart attack. Although this is the first heart issue that is often thought of it doesn’t make it the most common heart problem or condition. Coronary artery disease is caused by a blockage in the heart blood vessels that reduces blood flow and hinders oxygen from getting to the heart muscle itself. This disease is a symptom of heart disease but typically does not cause any permanent damage to the heart. This disease, however, has proven to make it more likely that you’ll have a heart attack. Inflammation of the heard can cause chest pain. The pain that is expected from inflammation is said to be a sharp, steady pain that is often felt along the upper neck and shoulders. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease that causes the heart muscle to grow abnormally thick. Heart failure can occur when the heart muscle becomes too thick. The heart then has to work harder which could cause chest pain. Another cause of chest pain is pneumonia. Lung infections can cause deep chest aches. This infection is often seen along with other symptoms like chills, fever, and mucus when coughing. Gastrointestinal problems are a common reason for chest pain. Gas is something that we often get from the food we eat so it is common to have to deal with this issue. You do not want to jump to conclusions if you have chest pains. Pay attention to the signs your body is giving you.
It is often thought that if you have chest pain on the left side of your chest that you are having or are about to have a heart attack. This is the side of your chest where your heart is located and any pain in this area should be a cause for concern as it can be caused by a severe medical condition. While pain on the left side of your chest can be a sign of a heart attack that is not always the case. You may be experiencing a symptom of a condition that is less life-threatening. The pain that you are feeling could be something as simple as heartburn. Gas, heartburn, or acid build up can cause mild to severe pain on the left side of your chest. While the cause of chest pain can be something harmless like gas it could also be something more serious like cardiac ischemia. Cardiac ischemia is a condition caused by the heart not getting adequate amounts of blood over time. This condition can eventually lead to heart attack or heart failure. There is a wide spectrum of conditions that have the potential for diagnosis when the key symptom is chest pain. Any severe chest pain should be taken seriously. If pain doesn’t subside in a fair amount of time your doctor should be contacted immediately. It is always better to be safe than to attempt to self-diagnose. Always pay close attention to your body and be aware of any uncommon signs it is sending you.
Why do you feel pain on the right side of your chest? Chest pain, in general, can be caused by organs other than your heart. There are many important organs on the right side of your body. The lungs and liver are a vital part of your health. If anything is wrong with either organ you may feel pain on the right side of your chest. A part of the heart is also found on the right side of your body. Although the majority of the heart is on the left side of the chest your heart is still a concern when you have pain on the right side of your chest. If your pain is accompanied by fever, cough, or sputum production it may indicate that you have pneumonia on that particular side of your body. If bacteria or a virus settle into that side of your lungs, it can cause infection and inflammation. The infection can cause pain. If you continue to have a high fever immediately go to the hospital. A long-running fever can be dangerous and should be treated as swiftly as possible. Pain on the left side of your chest is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Because there are so many causes of chest pain specifically on the right side of the chest, it is always best to visit your health care physician. They will be able to ask the right questions and run the proper tests. It is always best to visit a doctor when experiencing any severe pain because the sooner you can pin point the problem the sooner you can work toward treating it and in many cases curing the problem.
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