Identifying Signs of Chest Pain

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Overview

Chest pains are common ailments and can cause muscle pain that can lead to a heart attack. In a case of a chest pain, you should never ignore the symptoms. You should call and get an ambulance if you have the following signs:

  • Tight pain in the heart
    Chest pains are common ailments and can cause muscle pain that leads to a heart attack.
    Chest pains are common ailments and can cause muscle pain that leads to a heart attack.
  • Pain lasts for more than five minutes
  • Pain spreads to other areas such as the jaw, back or arms
  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Sweating
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Coughing blood

There are very many factors that can expose you to the risk of coronary heart disease which can be the cause of the chest pain. Some factors can lead to coronary diseases such as obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, and cholesterol or being diabetic. The chest pains are not always caused by a problem in the heart, but can be due to the symptoms of:

Angina
It is an ailment where there is no supply of blood in the muscles of the heart. If there is no supply to these muscles, the heart will have trouble pumping blood. Due to this, it can lead to chest pain.

Heart attack
This occurs when the blood supply to the heart or some parts of the heart is blocked. A heart attack can be due to smoking, obesity, and other factors. These conditions can lead to tight pain in your chest and spread out to other parts of your body.

At times the pain can go for up to 15 minutes and accompanied by sweating and vomiting. It is likely caused by a heart attack. You should call for an ambulance immediately. If you or your family member has the symptoms and have never diagnosed with heart disease, you should get medical assistance immediately.

Other Potential Causes of Chest Pain

There are other many ways you can suffer chest pains. Some of them include:

Shingles
It is a viral infection that affects the nerves and skin. It leads to painful rashes that will finally develop into blisters.

Mastitis
It is an infection that affects the breast that can cause pain and swelling. It is caused by an infection mostly when mothers breastfeed.

Acute Cholecystitis
It is the inflammation of the gallbladder which causes a sudden sharp pain on the upper right side of your tummy and spreads to the right shoulder.

Stomach ulcers
It is a break at the lining of your stomach which can lead to burning and  pain in the abdomen.

Pulmonary embolism
It is a situation where the blood vessels that carry the blood from the heart into the lungs become blocked. It leads to a sharp and stabbing chest pain which becomes worse when breathing or coughing.

Pericarditis
It is inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. It leads to a sharp pain and becomes worse whenever you are lying down.

 

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