Why does it hurt in the chest?

chest painPain in the chest can indicate abnormalities in the work of some internal organs. To understand the reason for the appearance of chest pain is quite difficult. Unpleasant sensations can manifest, as in gastric indigestion, and with a heart attack, an attack of angina pectoris. People suffering from angina, probably know what pain in the chest. Attacks accompanied by soreness in the chest, the pain can be intense or moderate. In most cases, angina attacks last about 15 minutes, then gradually the pain subsides. Pre-infarction and infarction are almost always accompanied by pain in the chest. Regardless of its intensity, the pain is always lasting and does not disappear completely after taking medication or rest. Over the past decade, myocardial infarction has "grown younger." Excessive physical exertion and stress can send young people to the hospital bed. If you feel a pain in your chest, try pressing on the affected area, if it increases, the reasons for its appearance may be: previous injuries, muscle pain after physical exertion, a strong cough. Pain in the chest can be burning, in this case, the possible cause of soreness is heartburn. If a person is in a panic, he is alarmed, he is visited by thoughts of the proximity of death, he is afraid to suffocate, when listening to a phonendoscope, irregular heart beats are noted, the patient complains of pain in the chest - all these symptoms indicate the presence of tachycardia. Some diseases of the stomach (for example, an ulcer), gallbladder disease can also give pain in the chest area. There are a number of symptoms requiring immediate hospitalization. It:
  • compressive pain, extending to the back, neck, lower jaw;
  • prolonged pain, which does not stop after taking medication or rest;
  • intermittent breathing accompanied by coughing (coughing with blood possible);
  • chest compressions, intermittent breathing, dizziness, restlessness, fainting, rapid heart rate; pain in the chest, which appeared immediately after the end of physical exercises, fainting.
If you notice symptoms of myocardial infarction, tachycardia or angina in the behavior of people close to you (or yourself), do not self-medicate, rather call an ambulance. Pain in the chest can occur after wearing or lifting weights. It's about intercostal neuralgia. In cases where the pain in the chest is caused by muscle tension, you can ease your condition yourself. Take a warm shower, rub your towel, rest. If the pain appears during or after a meal, you have a belching, gases accumulate, you may have gastroduodenitis. Over-eating is another cause of chest pain. Malnutrition, binge eating leads to diseases such as cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Consult a gastroenterologist for advice.

Pain in the chest is a serious reason for seeing a doctor. Regularly visit the doctor, conduct the necessary studies and tests, take the recommended drugs. The disease is easier to treat at an early stage. Be healthy!