A feeling of pain or pressure in the chest can be a sign of both small problems, such as indigestion, and much more serious.
(Alles Europa News)- According to experts , your doctor may ask you about the history of cardiovascular disease in your family, the symptoms that are present, and the medications you are taking.
Perform an examination to determine if the pain is related to heart disease or not.
Carry out the necessary examinations, including an ECG, an exercise test, angiography of the coronary vessels (a series of x-ray images of the blood vessels of the heart), studies of the stomach, etc.
Prevention of heart attack and angina pectoris can be exercise regularly, walk. In no case do not start sports or physical education right away with heavy loads. Before starting classes, visit a doctor and make sure that the program you choose will bring you only benefit.
Maintain your optimal weight.
Control the risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.
Diabetic patients should regularly monitor their blood sugar.
Be sure to regularly visit a doctor and conduct the necessary studies. Any health problem is easier to prevent or cure the disease in the early stages.
For example, an attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction .
In any case, you should be careful about the appearance of such pains, especially associated with physical exertion or stressful situations.
Causes of Chest Pain- Myocardial infarction almost always causes pain of varying severity from moderate to intense. Myocardial pain does not go away quickly.
It is not possible to completely relieve pain with rest and medication. Myocardial infarction should be remembered when severe pain in the chest occurs under stress and physical exertion, even in fairly young people.
Attacks of angina pectoris also lead to the appearance of pain, felt like a myocardial infarction, but this is another disease. Most angina attacks last about 15 minutes.
Heartburn can cause a burning sensation behind the sternum.
Exercise, falls, coughing can lead to painful overstrain of muscles and other tissues of the chest wall. In this case, the pain increases with pressure on the affected area.
Anxiety, panic may include symptoms from the chest organs, for example, tachycardia (frequent, strong and irregular heartbeats), shallow breathing. Other symptoms of anxiety include anxiety, fear of suffocation, fear of death.
Peptic ulcer and gall bladder diseases also cause pain that can spread to the chest.
Pulmonary embolism is the presence of a blood clot in an artery from the heart to the lungs.
Risk factors for pulmonary embolism include surgery for the last 6 weeks, wearing plaster casts, prolonged sitting in airplanes, cars, and conditions that limit mobility.
Symptoms of thromboembolism include sudden intermittent breathing, sudden chest pain that becomes stronger when breathing, and sometimes coughing up blood.
Symptoms- Immediate medical attention required:
chest pain, loss of consciousness, or a coughing fit after exercise;
burning pain or pressure in the chest that extends to the shoulder, back, neck and lower jaw;
chest pain lasting more than 15 minutes, which is not relieved after rest;
pain and a feeling of compression of the chest in combination with an unstable or accelerated heart rate, shallow breathing, nausea or vomiting, increased sweating, dizziness, anxiety, or fainting;
sudden severe chest pain and shortness of breath or coughing up blood.
Be sure to consult a doctor:
pain felt like heartburn, but which does not help over-the-counter medicines that reduce heartburn;
pain in the chest after eating, requiring regular intake of antacids .
If you suspect a myocardial infarction in yourself or near, call an ambulance immediately.
To relieve tension in your chest muscles, take a painkiller such as paracetamol .
Apply hot and let your muscles relax. If pain is associated with eating or vice versa occurs on an empty stomach, try to eat fractionally.