A Feeling Of Lump In The Middle Of The Chest And Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath?
Good evening, I am a 21 yr old girl. I want to tell you first. I have experienced this incident from grade 2 high school, and recently it has happened to me several times. what I mean is, I feel like something (I thought the heart was) but it was wrong because the heart was not in the middle of the chest. I felt like there was something (organ) somehow in the middle of my chest. Sometimes it feels like stopping / walking slowly, I suddenly can’t breathe regularly a little tight (only a few seconds in duration) and what I really feel (that something that is in the middle of my chest) is like being held (I mean like I can feel that something ) is like a squishy that is pressed and released slowly. I guess that’s why? Is it dangerous?
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Discomfort in the middle chest area, as if a foreign object is stuck in it, accompanied by shortness of breath, can be a very subjective complaint. Whether the object is true or not in your chest needs to be confirmed further by a direct doctor's examination. In some cases, radiological examination can also be done to confirm it, for example, x-rays, ultrasound, or endoscopy.
The following possibilities could trigger your complaint:
GERD (reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus), occurs due to malfunctioning of the valve that limits the lower esophagus to the stomach, the triggers are often related to hiatal hernias, obesity, pregnancy, consumption of excessive fatty foods, or consumption of certain medications Tonsillopharyngitis (sore throat and tonsils ), often occurs in association with viral infections, bacterial infections, throat irritation, excessive vocal cord strain, allergies, gastric acid reflux, to gastritis or gastric ulcers (inflammation of the mucosa or sores on the stomach wall), usually triggered by long-term consumption of NSAIDs, Helicobacteri pylori bacterial infection, psychological stress, etc. Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma), often occurs as a result of infection of the lungs or aspiration (choking on a foreign object into the lungs) Heart attack (discomfort in the chest that occurs due to blockage and narrowing of the arteries coronary supplying the heart muscle) Fibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain which appears accompanied by mood disorders, sleep disturbances, memory problems, and fatigue) Tumors around the chest or abdominal cavity Psychosomatic disorders (physical complaints that arise or are exacerbated by psychological stress), etc. The danger or failure of your complaint can only be known when the cause has been identified. For that, you need to go directly to a doctor or an internal medicine specialist .. What kind of treatment the doctor will give can also vary depending on the cause of your complaint.
In the meantime, so that the discomfort you are experiencing subsides, try the following tips first:
Compress the uncomfortable chest with a warm compress. Get rid of excessive anxiety and worry. Eat regularly, small portions but often. Recognize, anything that often worsens your complaints, then avoid it as much as possible. Reduce consumption of foods that are too spicy, oily, and produces a lot of gas when consumed, for example mustard greens, cabbage, tubers, soda Do not smoke. Stay away from alcohol. Exercise regularly Maintain your ideal body weight, don't be too fat Wear comfortable clothes, do not cause tightness in the chest area.