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Check Out Some Causes Of Chest Pain You Probably Don't Know About

Chest pain should never be ignored because it can be caused by a variety of factors or illnesses. Some of them are potentially fatal, while others aren't. Problems or abnormalities with your heart, lungs, muscles, ribs, nerves, or even the esophagus can cause chest pain. If you ever experience recurrent or unexplained chest pain, you should see your doctor to get it evaluated.

You may have chest discomfort from your neck to your belly, and the pain may be sharp, dull, throbbing, stabbing, burning, or a tight, crushing, or squeezing sensation, depending on the reason.

The following are the most common causes of chest pain:

1) Heart Issues

Pericarditis, an inflammation or infection of the sac around the heart; Myocarditis, a heart muscle inflammation that can cause fever, fatigue, trouble breathing, or even a fast heartbeat; and Heart Attack, a reduction in blood flow through the heart blood cells that also causes the death of heart muscle cells, are all heart conditions that can cause chest pain.

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2) Lung Issues:

Chest discomfort from the lungs can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

- Pleuritis: Pleuritis is an inflammation of the lining of the chest or lungs that causes a strong pain when coughing, sneezing, or even breathing.

- Pneumonia: This is usually caused by colds and occurs quickly, causing symptoms such as cough, chills, fever, or pus coughed up from the respiratory system.

-Pneumothorax: This is caused by a chest injury and occurs when a portion of the lung collapses and fails to expel air into the chest cavity. It can also create discomfort that worsens when you breathe in.

- Asthma: This is characterized by shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing, as well as chest pain. It's an inflammatory condition that affects the airways.

3) Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This can also cause chest pain, and one of the issues that can cause it is acid reflux, which occurs when the contents of our stomach migrate back into our mouth and throat. This frequently results in a sour taste as well as a burning sensation known as heartburn. Because the heart and the esophagus are so near together, heartburn from acid reflux can cause chest pain.

4) Peptic Ulcers: Recurrent chest discomfort can be caused by painful ulcers in the stomach or small intestinal lining, which is more common in persons who smoke, drink heavily, or abuse medicines. When you eat or take an antacid, the pain usually subsides.

5) Hiatal Hernia: When the top of our stomach presses into our lower chest after we eat, we have a hiatal hernia. This will result in reflux symptoms such as chest pain or even heartburn, which will get worse when you lie down.

6) Gallbladder Problems: This usually occurs after a fatty meal when we feel or have a feeling of fullness. The ache usually occurs in our lower chest area or on the upper side of our belly, and it's one of the many causes of chest pain.

7) Bone, Nerve, or Muscle Problems: Our chest pain may be caused by pressure or overuse of our muscles or bones, or even a chest injury resulting from this misuse.

8) Rib Problems: Pain from a fractured rib can develop and cause inflammation, which can lead to soreness and, as a result, chest pain.

Anxiety, panic attacks, and other conditions can also induce chest pain.

When Do You Need To See A Doctor?

Chest pain should not be disregarded, and if you experience any of the symptoms listed below, you should consult your doctor right away.

- When you feel a sudden tightness, pressure, crushing, or squeezing beneath your breastbone.

- If your chest pain spreads to your jaw, back, or left arm.

- When you suffer a sudden and severe shortness of breath, especially after a lengthy period of inactivity

- When you experience dizziness, nausea, quick breathing, or a rapid heart rate, especially after a period of inactivity.

- When your heart rate or blood pressure is low

- If you're experiencing chills, fever, or coughing up yellow-green mucus

- If you have difficulty swallowing

- If you have persistent or severe chest pain that won't go away.

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