Pain in the chest can feel like your body is panicking, especially when it strikes out of the blue. A wide range of causes can cause chest pain, many of which can be treated easily.: Don’t just resign yourself to having a heart attack because that’s absolutely not the only possibility here.
Most people experience some chest pain at some point in their lives. But this is no reason to ignore it. Have it checked out as soon as possible. Even though you might feel fine, you should still see a physician if you feel pain in that area.
Below are some of the most common reasons random pain can appear in your chest so that you can go to your doctor with as much knowledge as possible.
1. Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
This disease is characterized by the presence of stomach acid flowing back into your esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Acid reflux is simply the backwash of stomach acid. Acid reflux is considered GERD when it occurs at least twice every week or when it occurs on a moderate to severe level at least once per week.
Your esophageal lining can be severely irritated by acid reflux. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, feeling like there is a lump in your throat, and you may even regurgitate some foods or liquids.
Experts estimate that GERD is responsible for 66 percent of non-cardiac chest pain. When you see your doctor, make sure you mention the burning as well as the chest pain. Depending on that information, they can decide what diagnostic tests you might need, including an upper endoscopy. This procedure uses a thin tube to look down your throat into the insides of your stomach and esophagus. Your doctor will recommend treatment options if your chest pain and burning have not gone away and help your inflamed esophagus heal.
2. Cyclic or Noncyclic Breast Pain
Breast pain can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from chest pain. There is cyclic breast pain, which occurs during your menstrual cycle. Hormone changes can cause breast tenderness before periods. During the last few days of your period, it can be incredibly uncomfortable, ranging from an ache to a truly excruciating level of pain. You should speak to your doctor if you’re experiencing severe pain around this time every month.
Asthma isn’t just about breathing troubles; it can also produce chest pain. In asthma, the airways that connect the nose and mouth to the lungs are affected. Muscles surrounding your airways can be constricted and inflamed by asthma triggers, leading to more mucus production. Asthmatics might have difficulty breathing when exposed to stimuli, such as dust.
Aside from difficulty breathing, asthma may also cause coughing and wheezing. As a result, it’s no wonder that asthma symptoms include chest tightness and pain. Some asthmatic people even report aching lungs.
If you’re grappling with chest pain and other disruptive symptoms like a persistent cough and wheezing, talk to your primary care physician about the possibility that you might have asthma. They can do some tests to measure your lung and airway function, then move on to treatment that can help you breathe as well as possible.
If you feel one or more of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider immediately. Chest pain could have various causes but should not be taken lightly. If you are taking medication for other illnesses, get in touch with a compounding pharmacist about compounding your medicines. This could save you from taking multiple medications multiple times a day. A compounding pharmacist could also change the medication ingredients if you are allergic to them.
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