What is chest pain?
Chest pain may occur in several forms and the pain may range from mild, dull ache, burning, sharp stabbing, to having a crushing sensation. There are also instances where the pain may travel up to the neck, the jaw and can radiate down to the arms.
Several reasons can lead to chest pain. The most life-threatening reasons are the issues develop from the heart or the lungs. Chest pain indicates serious health issues and might require immediate medical assistance.
The reasons for chest pain may be due to heart-related issues such as an approaching heart attack, Aortic dissection, Angina and Pericarditis. While heart pain can also involve digestive causes that may include heartburn, gallbladder, swallowing disorders, and even pancreas problems. Other issues such as injured ribs, costochondritis, sore muscles, collapsed lung, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pleurisy can be the reason behind a chest pain along with other causes like a panic attack and shingles.
What are the symptoms of chest pain?
Chest pain owing to heart-related issues in what symptoms like –
- A searing pain that radiates back to your neck, jaw, shoulders and arms
- Tightness in your chest
- Crushing pain
- A feeling of burning, fullness, pressure in your chest
- Cold sweats
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- A few minutes of pain that may worsen with activity
- Reoccurring chest pain
Chest pain due to other reasons may involve symptoms like –
- Tenderness on pushing your chest
- Difficulty in breathing and pain when you cough or breathe deeply
- A sour taste
Who are more predisposed?
Gender – Although heart diseases are often described as a problem for the men, women equally suffer from chest pain due to several heart-related or other reasons, however, the symptoms in women are said to be slightly different from what the men suffer.
Age – Depending on the lifestyle and blood cholesterol level adults are more prone to suffer from chest pain developed from heart, lungs, and even liver. Owing to the undisciplined lifestyle people aged 18 and above suffer from chest pain or tightness in the chest due to anxiety, stress or depression. Older adults are more prone to having a chest pain owing to their deteriorating organs.
Pre-existing diseases – Chest pain can occur for various reasons that may include hypertension, cholesterol, anxiety, severe panic attacks, gastric, digestive disorders, and more.
How Dr. Amitabha Saha treats chest pain?
Dr. Amitabha Saha with a team of adept medical personnel has been offering quality treatment to patients diagnosed with chest pain. His advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment helped many battle the condition and welcome a healthy lifestyle. Proper analysis of the condition helps in understanding the severity of the disease based on which medications are prescribed.