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Chest Pain Symptoms

By Eme Michael on September 07, 2010

Chest pain can be defined as a pain or discomfort which occurs anywhere along the front edge of the torso between the upper abdomen and the lower part of the neck. This is a distressing condition because of the immediate suspicion in the mind of the sufferer that they are, or are about to suffer a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

These are both chest pain situations that are not indicators of a problem with any of your vital organs. Both of these can be cured with a visit to your doctor and some bed rest. However, thorax pain can be a warning sign of more serious problems with the vital organs contained in your chest.

Causes of Chest Pain:

1-Cardiovascular system. (relating to the heart and the blood vessels)

2-Pulmonary system. (relating to the lungs)

3-Digestive system

4-The Bony system

5-The muscular system

Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) mainly affects a person's esophagus. Esophagus to aptly describe it is that passage where the food passes on from the mouth to the stomach, under normal digestion processes. In some instances during the digestion process, the stomach will go into some form of regurgitation.

After several minutes of experiencing chest pain, even though you haven't died just yet, you figure that it has to be something serious. Symptoms like chest pain may have even prompted you to visit the ER or set up an appointment with your primary doctor.

Causes of chest pain that are not related to heart are pulmonary embolism, heartburn, pleurisy, pinched nerves, shingles caused by virus, injured ribs, espophageal spasms which are swallowing disorders, lung problems and pancreas or gallbladder problems.

Chest pain from heart attack feels like the chest is being squeezed or crushed, as if by an enormous weight or pressure is on it. It is more severe and longer lasting than chest pain from anxiety attack.

Treatment

The common diagnostic tests performed include

1. Exercise ECG
2. ECG
3. X-rays of chest
4. Cardiac Catheterization
5. Blood tests like -CPK isoenzymes, CPK, CBC, Troponin, LDH and LDH isoenzymes.

Eating a large meal can lead to chest pain caused by heart burn. Eating spicy foods can lead to chest pain caused by heart burn. If you cannot associate your heart burn symptom with something that you ate, you may want to seek medical attention.

Chest pain is a serious symptom meaning "heart attack" to most people. Serious chest discomfort should usually be evaluated by a physician right now. On the way to the emergency room or while waiting for the ambulance, take two aspirin tablets. While pain from the heart may sometimes be mild, it is usually intense. Sometimes a feeling of pressure or squeezing on the chest is more prominent than actual pain.

Chest pains are one of the physical symptoms of panic attacks. You will find that it is difficult to breathe and your chest will tighten and constrict. It may feel like there is something that is preventing your throat from being able to swallow, and it is painful, uncomfortable and scary.

When a person has a panic attack one of the main symptoms other than a racing heart beat is chest pains. These symptoms along with numb feelings and arm pain cause a person to call the ambulance for a rush to the hospital.

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